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Greyville Racecourse

Greyville Racecourse is a horse-racing track in Greyville, Durban, South Africa. It opened in 1844, at Avondale Rd.

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

The history of horse racing in KwaZulu Natal goes back well over 150 years, with the first meeting held in July 1844, close to the site of the present course. It is now located at 150 Avondale Road, Greyville, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, situated in the very heart of the city, and is easily accessible from all parts of Durban. It features a Thoroughbred horse racing. In 1996, it also became the first track in South Africa to successfully install Floodlights, enabling the course to accommodate night racing at all its midweek meetings. One of the meetings held at the racecourse is the Durban July which is also currently sponsored by Vodacom. Another prestigious meeting held at the track is the Greyville Gold Cup, both Group One races that annually draw the best horses from around the country.

On June 27, 2019, Hollywoodbets was announced as the naming rights sponsor for Greyville and Scottsville racecourses in a 3-year deal. The racecourses will now be known as Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse and Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse.

Track Details

The track is pear-shaped that covers a distance of 2,800 meters. It has an uphill section from the 2,400 meters mark up to 1,800 meters, after that a gentle downward slope for about 800 meters, then an uphill section follows from the 800 meters into the straight, and an almost level 500 meters final straight to Greyville’s famed winning post. A 2,000 meters all-weather “Polytrack” was also constructed inside the existing turf track in 2014, with the first races held in June that year. The track’s infield holds the Royal Durban Golf Club’s Championship golf course.

History

The history of horse racing in KwaZulu Natal goes back well over 150 years, with the first meeting held in July 1844, close to the site of the present course. It is now located at 150 Avondale Road, Greyville, Durban, 4001, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, situated in the very heart of the city, and is easily accessible from all parts of Durban. It features a Thoroughbred horse racing. In 1996, it also became the first track in South Africa to successfully install Floodlights, enabling the course to accommodate night racing at all its midweek meetings. One of the meetings held at the racecourse is the Durban July which is also currently sponsored by Vodacom. Another prestigious meeting held at the track is the Greyville Gold Cup, both Group One races that annually draw the best horses from around the country.

On June 27, 2019, Hollywoodbets was announced as the naming rights sponsor for Greyville and Scottsville racecourses in a 3-year deal. The racecourses will now be known as Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse and Hollywoodbets Scottsville Racecourse.

Track Details

The track is pear-shaped that covers a distance of 2,800 meters. It has an uphill section from the 2,400 meters mark up to 1,800 meters, after that a gentle downward slope for about 800 meters, then an uphill section follows from the 800 meters into the straight, and an almost level 500 meters final straight to Greyville’s famed winning post. A 2,000 meters all-weather “Polytrack” was also constructed inside the existing turf track in 2014, with the first races held in June that year. The track’s infield holds the Royal Durban Golf Club’s Championship golf course.

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

  • 150 Avondale Rd, Greyville, Durban, 4001, South Africa

  • Phone: +27 31 314 1500

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Greyville Racecourse

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