Fairview Pull-Up Area Gets Thumbs Up

Fairview turf track looking much better

After gallops were held on the Fairview turf track on Friday 3 May, it appears to be  all systems go for the TAB Listed East Cape Derby which is run on Friday 10 May.

Jockeys Richard Fourie, Yuzae Ramzan and Charles Ndlovu galloped horses on Friday morning and have given the turf track their thumbs up.

On 19 April, jockey Trent Mayhew’s fall in the pull-up area at Fairview racecourse raised several concerns regarding the condition of the turf track, with the focus on the pull-area.

A number of jockeys have fallen in the area in recent months.

Fairview on  (Pic – Pauline Herman)

Riders, representatives from 4Racing and Officials licensed by the NHA met to discuss these concerns and a way forward.

A decision was taken at the meeting to facilitate a racing surface that would serve the best interests of human and equine athletes.

The gallops on Friday morning were held to test the area.

The final fields for the East Cape Derby will be declared today.


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