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Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge 2022

The Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge will see a total of R1 000 000 awarded to owners, jockeys, trainers and apprentices with the competition kicking off on 16 October and coming to a close on 30 December.

Sizzling Summer Challenge 2022

The Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge will see a total of R1 000 000 awarded to owners, jockeys, trainers and apprentices! Check out all of the latest leaderboards here!

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And They're Off!

Take a look at the latest leaderboards for the Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge below! Last updated on 23 November 2022 at 09:00.

After the latest KwaZulu-Natal meeting, Keagan de Melo remains top of the jockey leaderboard with 528 points. Serino Moodley holds second place with 386 points ahead of Tristan Godden, who is on 357.5 points.

Garth Puller leads the way on the trainer leaderboard with 435.5 points. He leads from Kom Naidoo who is on 411 points. Birdwatrcher leads the way atop the horse/owner leaderboard with 33 points.

Rachel Venniker remains top of the apprentice leaderboard. She tops the pops with 407 points with Siphesphile Hlengwa back in second with 240 points.

Jockey Leaderboard

Position Jockey Points
1 K de Melo 528
2 S Moodley 386
3 T Godden 357.5
4 C Habib 339
5 M Yeni 318
6 R Fourie 305
7 S Khumalo 282
8 A Mgudlwa 244
9 A Arries 189.5
10 S Veale 179

Trainer Leaderboard

Position Trainer Points
1 G Puller 435.5
2 K Naidoo 411
3 M Roberts 326
4 A Wright 294
5 W Whitehead 264
6 P Muscutt 250
7 C Hewitson 199
8 D Bosch 192
9 D Drier 184
10 P Lafferty 180

Horse Leaderborad

Position Horse Points
1 Birdwatcher 33
2 Rio Supremo 29
3 Leopard Lady 28
4 Family Favourite 28
5 Raspberry Beret 27
6 American Style 26
7 Quiz Master 26
8 Rise 26
9 Barbatti 25
10 Meetatthewindsor 24

Apprentice Leaderboard

Position Apprentice Points
1 R Venniker 407
2 S Hlengwa 240
3 M Katjedi 217
4 D Geerthsen 117
5 C Dicken 79

League Rules

In the Jockeys league, total prize money to the value of R220 000 will be shared amongst the top ten jockeys at the end of the race meeting on 30 December. An additional element has also been added, rewarding the jockey with the best strike rate.

Once again, points are allocated according to the finishing position of the individual rider’s mount competing in any KZN race in the competition period.

The winning jockey will scoop the top prize of R60 000, with staggered prize money of R5 000 payable to the 10th finisher. The jockey with the best strike rate will take home R20 000.

In the Trainers league, total prize money to the value of R400 000 will be shared amongst the top 20 trainers and the points will be calculated as per the Owners league. An additional element has been added, rewarding the trainer with the top points per runner.

The total points standings table is a straight-line accumulation of points, while the top points per runner will reflect total points earned divided by the total number of runs the relevant trainer’s horses have had. This will provide an average points per runner.

The winning trainer will earn the top prize of R50 000, with staggered prize money down to the 20th finisher who will receive R5 000. The trainer with the best average points per horse will take home R25 000.

In the Owners league, total prize money to the value of R400 000 will be shared amongst the owners of the top 20 horses on the points table at the end of the race meeting on 30 December.

Points will be allocated according to the finishing position of every horse competing in a race in the competition period, with the winner in, for example, a ten-horse field earning ten points and the last placed horse a single point.

The winning owner/s will scoop the top prize of R80 000, with staggered prize money down to the 20th finisher who will receive R5 000.

In the Apprentice Jockeys league, total prize money to the value of R30 000 will be shared amongst the top six apprentice jockeys at the end of the challenge. An additional element has also been added, rewarding the apprentice with the best strike rate.

Points are allocated according in the same manner as the Jockeys’ competition.

The winning apprentice will scoop the top prize of R10 000, with staggered prize money of R1 000 down to 6th finisher. The apprentice with the best strike rate will take home R5 000.

A competitive challenge that everyone can follow

The Hollywoodbets Sizzling Summer Challenge is set to create a competitive and fun environment where participants and the racing public can follow the fortunes of their favourites on the logs that will be published regularly on the Hollywoodbets blog as the challenge unfolds and the action hots up into the festive season. The competition rules can be accessed by clicking here.

Hollywoodbets is proud to be a partner with Gold Circle in rewarding Grooms of winners via the Grooms Initiative, which has already put over R2.3 million into the pockets of a key sector of the industry since the launch in 2019. The Grooms will be receiving upwards of R225 000 during the challenge period.

The ever-popular free-to-enter Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge continues to attract substantial participation from punters at every KZN race meeting, with the current jackpot prize standing at R2 million in KZN. The competition has been extended by popular demand to the Western Cape, Hong Kong and Singapore. In excess of R400 000 will be won by punters playing this challenge between now and New Year, with the R2-million Jackpot the ever-present target for players.

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