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Aug 22, 2023 - Betfred bet icon takes you straight to the betting

The Betfred icon is now available on each race while in Racecards.

Clicking on the Betfred icon takes you into the Betfred website where you can see betting as well as place your bets if you have a Betfred account and have logged in. Betfred opens into a new window.

Betfred Antepost Betting for Champions Cup Day - Greyville 30 July

Premiers Champion Stakes
Champions Cup
Gold Cup
Mercury Sprint

June 28, 2023 - Kenilworth racing has been abandoned

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Official statement: "Horses were brought to gallop at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth this morning following some overnight rain. While the riders were willing to start the race meeting, concerns were raised over whether or not the track would hold up for the entire race meeting.

"Following consultation with various stakeholders and in the interests of the safety of horses and riders, a decision was taken to abandon the race meeting of Wednesday 28 June 2023."

June 17, 2023 - Kenilworth racing for Sunday, 18 June

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Official statement: "Following 29mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, bringing the last 7 days total to 130mm and leaving areas of the track badly waterlogged. A further 20-30mm is in the forecast, therefore a decision has been made to abandon the race meeting at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth scheduled for Sunday 18th June 2023."

However, Fantasy players can play on Turffontein on Sunday (18 June). The nominations will be limited to 10 as it is on any other normal day.

Bedfred Antepost for Hollywoodbets Durban July

June 15, Durban July Entries now in Formgrids

May 9, 2023 - Vaal race moved to classic track

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Today's Vaal meeting (9 May) has been moved to the classic track. The new card will be posted as soon as we get it.

You will be notified when you can put in your nominations.

May 8, 2023 - Fantasy software updated

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Fantasy software has been updated to make it easier to use by mobile users.

A menu from the hamburger icon on the top left displays a menu in a style familiar to mobile (phone) users. Sub-menus (such as the list of Leaderboard tournaments) are listed in a simple list with a lot of space between the menu items to make it easier to select with a finger.

May 1, 2023 - Double header today

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Racing is at Kenilworth and Greyville today, so each player may do 20 nominations.

Tomorrow it is back to 10 nominations.

April 24, 2023 - Nomination prices are up for Vaal and Kenilworth

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Nomination prices are up for:

  • Vaal - 25th
  • Kenilworth - 26th

April 24, 2023 - Another rest day - but tomorrow racing resumes at the Vaal

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The Kenilworth meeting rescheduled for Monday, 24 April has also been abandoned. So there is no racing today but racing resumes tomorrow, 25 April, at the Vaal.

So, today (24 April 2023), is another Fantasy Rest Day.

April 23 - Kenilworth has been postponed to Monday 24th

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Racing scheduled for Sunday 23rd April 2023 at Kenilworth has been postponed to Monday 24th April 2023, weather dependent.

So it's a Rest Day today at Fantasy Racing.

R10,000.00 Knock Out Cash Challenge

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Only open to registered Fantasy Racing Players Register Here

Cape Derby Day trainer nominations

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Note that today (25 Feb 2023 - Cape Derby Day) you can nominate up to 15 horses.

March Madness Challenge!

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In March Fantasy Racing with Betfred will be starting the daily tournaments.

Each day has a prize money of R500. The prize money will be split

  • R250 to the winner,
  • R150 to the runner-up
  • and 3rd place gets R100.

But, here is where the madness comes in: Make a deposit at Betfred on the same day and your prize will be doubled.

Turffontein's 18 Feb meeting moved to Wednesday

Official statement:

Turffontein Standside 18/2/23 postponed until Wednesday Night 22/2/23.

Please note, due to a further 6.5mm of rainfall overnight, additional gallops were immediately scheduled for this am after which a decision has been made to postpone today’s Turffontein Standside Track meeting to Wednesday night.

Racing at Turffontein abandoned - 16 Feb 2023

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Official statement:

"Please note that today’s Turffontein race meeting (16-02-2023) has been abandoned.

"Further to our correspondence yesterday afternoon , Turffontein received a further 17mm of rainfall overnight while the Vaal received 16mm of rainfall overnight.

"All three tracks are waterlogged and unsafe for racing."

Racing at Turffontein abandoned - 12 Feb 2023

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"Please note , today’s Turffontein race meeting (12/2/23) has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

"Unfortunately all three tracks are currently waterlogged and the dismal forecast for both venues allows us to make the early and uncomplicated decision." - Official statement

E-Newsletters available as web pages

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Since most of you are using Formgrids we have made the "Formgrids Info Letter" available to you. Also added the Fantasy promotion mailer. Enjoy!

Date SentIssue
8 February 2023Issue 0201
24 January 2023Fantasy Racing Promotion

A few usability changes made

We always listen to our users. The following changes were requested to make Fantasy Racing easier to use:

  • We added the Registration button now on the top navigation bar. New users cannot miss it now. The button will disappear when a user logs in as there is no point to register then.
  • A new menu item Tournaments has been added. The Fantasy administrator will list all the current tournaments with information about each one such as the prize money.
  • On the drop down menu from Home there is a Testimonials menu item. You are welcome to use any of these to invite to come and play on Fantasy Racing.

System maintenance

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As there is no racing on Monday, both Formgrids and Fantasy Racing websites will become unavailable intermittently during the day and evening of Monday, 6 February.

We thought we would use this opportunity so that we can have a 100% up time when racing is on.

No racing on Monday, 6 February

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Message from Gold Circle:

Due to the paucity of Declarations, the race meeting scheduled at HB Greyville on Monday, 6 February has been cancelled.

Fantasy Racing explained...

Video made by John Sweet explaining Fantasy Racing.

Nominations closing time change

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Note that we changed the nominations closing time method. The closing time is no longer at 11:30.

Nominations now close 5 minutes before the start of the race the nominations are for.

New: My Results

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We added the My Results page which can be accessed from Play.

This page is similar to the Results page but it only shows your results plus it also shows the horses you nominated but that didn't place. Those will be in red.

Nice way to analyze your day's performance.

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