The Turffontein Racecourse was built in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg in 1887 and is one of South Africaâ€™s premier horseracing venues. Racing has a strong following in South Africa and this challenging track is steeped in history, having seen some of the countryâ€™s most beloved equine champions delight the crowds over the years. The course is easily accessible from the highway. From elevated glass-fronted rooms there is a spectacular view of the track and Johannesburgâ€™s iconic skyline. A day at the races is a different and exciting outing. The Highveld is known for glorious weather, making a day out in the manicured gardens most enjoyable. Turffontein has undergone extensive refurbishment: the parade ring has been moved to the front of the course, making it possible for race-goers to get close to horses and jockeys as they saddle up. The colours of silks and the extravagant fashions worn by race-goers at big meetings such as the Summer Cup (in November) all add to the glamour. The installation of floodlights means that Turffontein is also a night-racing venue during the summer season.
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