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Scottsville Racecourse

Historic Horse Racing In South Africa

Modern amenities and a unique history as one of South Africa’s finest horse racing tracks makes Scottsville Racecourse a must-visit.

Early History Of Horse Racing In South Africa

Even though earlier racing days are poorly documented, it is recorded that the track at Scottsville Racecourse was maintained in the antiquated method of being plowed by oxen, and, in an effort to disperse divots, men that owned old belt-propelled motorbikes were urged to ride on the track. However, it is known that the initial race met on Michaelmas Day, 29 September.

South African racing history was made in 1962, when the Pietermaritzburg Turf Club hosted the Gilbey's Stakes. This was the first sponsored race in South Africa, but was quickly followed the following year with the Smirnoff Plate. Both races come to an end in 1996, but were swiftly scooped up by Golden Horse, and are now known as the Golden Horse Sprint.

Scottsville Horse Racing Track

The track at Scottsville is right handed, oval shaped, and approximately 2,300 metres in circumference with a 1,200 metre straight.  It has a banked turn with an easy transition into the straight, and a 550 metre run in. The Racecourse's modern amenities incorporate all the very best in comfort, elegance and intimacy. Patrons are offered a wide choice of restaurants and bars in which to enjoy a top class horse racing experience that is further enhanced with the unique on-site Golden Horse Casino.

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Contact Info:

Tel: +27 33 345 3405
Fax: +27 33 394 1141

For more information visit Scottsville Racecourse