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Clairwood History

Clairwood Racecourse, known as the "Garden Course", was constructed on terrain that was originally marshland, and now boasts a sanctuary of fauna and flora, thanks to an ingenious fusion of consideration and vigilant planning; Tuesday 24 May 1921 will be celebrated as the day the track first opened its gates to its excited race goers.

The Department of Defence brought racing to a standstill at Clairwood during the Second World War from August 1942 to May 1945, as they seized the property for their military operations. At some point during this period, a shipment of Polish women from refugee camps arrived in the port of Durban in a deplorable condition. By the time they left Durban, they had swiftly returned to their high spirits after being lodged in the quarters of the transformed stables and Clairwood's delightful scenery.

Situated in the southern industrialized region of Durban, collectively, its splendid scenery and the exhilaration of horseracing, makes this course the ideal setting for a leisurely afternoon's entertainment. Playing host to several of the most thrilling races seen in South Africa, such as the Grade 1 Champions Cup, Grade 1 Gold Challenge, the Grade 1 Mercury Sprint, the Gold Circle Derby and the Gold Circle Oaks and in 2003, Clairwood became the new address of the Premiers Champion Stakes and the Thekwini Fillies Stakes.

The renowned Champions Cup: formerly Clairwood Winter Handicap; spearheads the KwaZulu-Natal Winter Racing Season at Clairwood. In the past, it was known as the Mainstay 1800 and thereafter the Sharp Electronics Cup, and is now run as the Champions Cup, generating unforgettable finishes.

In December 1999, Clairwood joined Gold Circle Racing, along with Durban based Greyville and Scottsville racecourses.

Clairwood Contact Info

Phone: +31 469 1020

Fax: +31 469 0607

Website: www.goldcircle.co.za

Email: info@goldcircle.co.za

Physical Address: 89 Barrier Lane

Postal Address: PO Box 31014
KwaZulu Natal

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