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Classic Day: Africa’s greatest race for three-year-olds and seven other feature races

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THE runners in the SA Classic will jump from the starting stalls at the 1800m mark. Within 400m they’ll start climbing the hill that makes the standside course the most testing in the country, rising 12m by the time they reach the straight. Low-number draws are preferable, but the 800m straight does give horses every chance of overcoming wide draws. 

The Track

TURFFONTEIN STANDSIDE

Turf. 2700m oval track. Races up to 1160m straight course; beyond 1160m clockwise round turn with 800m run-in. Track rises 12m from 1600m to 800m marks, making it most testing circuit in SA.

Draw: Low-number draws favoured over 1400m and to a lesser extent over 1600m.

 

TURFFONTEIN INSIDE

Turf. 2500m near oval circuit inside Standside Track with which it shares a common pull-up area. All races run clockwise round the turn with run-in of slightly less than 500m. Track rises 10m from the 1400m to the 500m marks.

Draw: Low-number draws preferable over 1450m and 1600m.




THE TRACK - TURFFONTEIN

STANDSIDE TRACK


INSIDE TRACK

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