Home to Africa’s greatest horseracing event, the Vodacom Durban July, Greyville Racecourse hosts a total of 12 Grade One races during Champions Season which offers more than R44 million in race stakes.
Framed in the background by the many hotels of Durban’s Golden Mile, Greyville Racecourse is situated at the bottom of Durban’s Berea and surrounds the green expanse of Royal Durban Golf Club’s championship course.
The right-handed track is pear-shaped and covers a distance of 2800 metres with 2400 metres under floodlights.
On 11 June 2014 Greyville raced for the first time on its new Polytrack. Positioned inside the turf track the 2000 metre Polytrack, which accommodates a maximum field size of twelve, has proved very popular. Polytrack racing takes place every Friday night from September to April.
The track is right handed, oval shaped, and approximately 2300 metres in circumference with a banked turn allowing 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.
The Golden Horse Casino is conveniently “attached” to the back of the Scottsville Grandstand allowing both racing and casino customers easy access to both facilities.