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Scottsville Racecourse

Scottsville Racecourse is situated in Pietermaritzburg, The City of Choice and capital of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a pleasant, scenic and easy 50 minute drive from Durban. 

The track is right-handed (races are run clockwise), oval shaped, and approximately 2300 metres in circumference with a banked turn allowing for an easy transition into the home straight with a 550 metre run in. Scottsville also has a 1200 metre straight course. A moveable rail allows for an interchangeable home stretch for races longer than 1200 metres.

Scottsville’s modern facilities incorporate all the very best in racecourse comfort, elegance and intimacy, and patrons are offered a wide choice of restaurants and bars in which to enjoy top class racing – a must visit destination for all horseracing enthusiasts. 

Tsogo Sun’s Golden Horse Casino is conveniently “attached” to the back of the Scottsville Grandstand allowing both racing and casino customers easy access to both facilities. 

The highlight of the Scottsville racing calendar is the Tsogo Sun Sprint Raceday which features four Grade 1, 1200 metre, sprint races. The Jackpot of Sprints ensures a thoroughly entertaining day for racing enthusiasts and the thousands who flock to the racecourse for this one-of-a-kind racemeeting. 

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