Flamingo Park

Flamingo Park

A right-handed course with a circumference of just under 2200m and a run-in of 600m, Kimberley has the distinction of being South Africa’s only sand racetrack.

There is a 1000m straight course which joins the round course 600m from the finish. Races run over 1800m start from a chute extendingbeyond the back straight.

Ability to race handy is probably more important here than at any other racecourse, especially in firm and dusty conditions.

The draw is also a bigger factor than in most other instances, with high barriers appearing favoured over the 1000m straight course and low numbers having the advantage over almost any distance on the round course.

Start-to-finish winners are particularly common, especially on firm going in the winter months, and Kimberley is notorious for making course “specialists” even out of horses who have shown no ability at all on grass tracks elsewhere.

No 78 Boshoff Road, Kimberley 8300

Tel. (053) 843-0014 Fax. (053) 843-0013

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