A left-handed course with a circumference of about 2200m,Durbanville has a run-in of about 600m and no straight course.

Durbanville’s excellent drainage makes it an ideal winter racing venue and that is when almost all meetings there take place.

With the home straight on a downward slope until just before the finish, the ability to at least race handy is important over almost any distance, but the track’s reputation in this regard can also lead to pacemakers going much too fast early on.

Horses who race from off the pace need a good turn of acceleration to give of their best at this course.

Low number draws are a marked advantage over almost any distance and Durbanville has a tendency to produce course “specialists.”

The use of the false rail often dictates whether horses come home on the stands-side or along the inside rail.

Bowlers Way, Durbanville – Box 53073

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