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Fairview Racecourse

Fairview Racecourse is a horse-racing track in Greenbushes, Gqeberha, South Africa. It opened in 1857, at Draaifontein Road.

Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Race Course is a horse-racing track in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. It opened on August 3, 1863, and is the oldest organized sporting venue of any kind in the United States. It is typically open for racing from late July through early September.

History

Fairview Racecourse is situated in Draaifontein Road, Greenbushes, and the only horse racecourse in Port Elizabeth. All roads leading to Fairview Racecourse are signposted. It is managed and maintained by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited.

Prior to 1850, irregular thoroughbred horseracing took place in Port Elizabeth, but it was officially started in 1857 when the Port Elizabeth Turf Club was established. In 1882, the Jockey Club of South Africa was also founded in Port Elizabeth to establish a set of rules for racing.

The old Fairview Racecourse, previously the Port Elizabeth Turf Club, was located where the Greenacres Shopping Centre is today, while the current Fairview Racecourse is in Greenbushes, opened on June 18, 2017.

Track Details

It has a turf track and a Polytrack that enables racing in most weather conditions and hosts races every week with no entry fee. Featured races include the Jockey Club Stakes, Founders Trophy, and the Algoa Cup.

The track is approximately 2,700 meters in circumference with an 800-meter run-in and a 1,200-meter straight course (runs into the round course about 800-meter mark). The straight course, which is also the run-in, is mostly downhill, starting the races off at a fast pace. On the other hand, the Poly (wax-coated mixture of silica sand and recycled synthetic fibers and rubber/PVC) measures 1800 meter near-oval circuit. Inside of the existing turf track has a 400 meter run-in. All races run clockwise round turn. Draw: Low numbers preferred up to 1600 meters.

It also offers a full bar and restaurant facilities and a spectacular VIP venue for race days and private events on non-race days. For weddings and other functions, it can accommodate up to 300 people. Moreover, live horseracing every Friday is also available and some other weekdays, while a full schedule is available for request.

History

Fairview Racecourse is situated in Draaifontein Road, Greenbushes, and the only horse racecourse in Port Elizabeth. All roads leading to Fairview Racecourse are signposted. It is managed and maintained by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited.

Prior to 1850, irregular thoroughbred horseracing took place in Port Elizabeth, but it was officially started in 1857 when the Port Elizabeth Turf Club was established. In 1882, the Jockey Club of South Africa was also founded in Port Elizabeth to establish a set of rules for racing.

The old Fairview Racecourse, previously the Port Elizabeth Turf Club, was located where the Greenacres Shopping Centre is today, while the current Fairview Racecourse is in Greenbushes, opened on June 18, 2017.

Track Details

It has a turf track and a Polytrack that enables racing in most weather conditions and hosts races every week with no entry fee. Featured races include the Jockey Club Stakes, Founders Trophy, and the Algoa Cup.

The track is approximately 2,700 meters in circumference with an 800-meter run-in and a 1,200-meter straight course (runs into the round course about 800-meter mark). The straight course, which is also the run-in, is mostly downhill, starting the races off at a fast pace. On the other hand, the Poly (wax-coated mixture of silica sand and recycled synthetic fibers and rubber/PVC) measures 1800 meter near-oval circuit. Inside of the existing turf track has a 400 meter run-in. All races run clockwise round turn. Draw: Low numbers preferred up to 1600 meters.

It also offers a full bar and restaurant facilities and a spectacular VIP venue for race days and private events on non-race days. For weddings and other functions, it can accommodate up to 300 people. Moreover, live horseracing every Friday is also available and some other weekdays, while a full schedule is available for request.

History

John Hunter, who became the first chairman of The Jockey Club, and William R. Travers built Saratoga Race Course. The original track was built across Union Avenue from the present Saratoga Race Course at the current location of the Oklahoma Track (training track), which opened the following year. Since 1864 the track has been the site of the Travers Stakes, the oldest major thoroughbred horse race in the United States, which is the main draw of the annual summer race meeting. The Saratoga meet originally consisted of only four days, but over time was lengthened, and for many years, the meet lasted for four weeks. In the 1990’s it was lengthened to five weeks. Today it is a six-week meeting ending on Labor Day. In 2009, NYRA extended the 2010 racing meet by 4 days. From 1943 to 1945, racing was not held at Saratoga Race Course due to travel restrictions during the war. During those years, the stakes races that would have been run at Saratoga Race Course were contested at Belmont Park instead.

Saratoga Race Course has two well-known nicknames — The Spa (for the nearby mineral springs), and the “Graveyard of Champions” (for the upsets that have occurred there). Man o’ War suffered his only defeat in 21 starts while racing at Saratoga Race Course; Secretariat was defeated at Saratoga Race Course by Onion after winning the Triple Crown; and Gallant Fox was beaten by 100-1 long shot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. In 1999, Saratoga Race Course was rated as Sports Illustrated’s #10 sports venue of the 20th Century.

As is the case with the other two tracks operated by the New York Racing Association – Aqueduct and Belmont Park – there are three separate tracks in the main course at Saratoga Race Course.

Contact

  • Draaifontein Road, Greenbushes, Gqeberha, 6390, South Africa

  • Phone: +27 41 372 1859

  • http://phumelela.com/Horseracing/Racecourses/Fairview

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Fairview Racecourse

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