Vaal Racecourse

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Vaal Racecourse

Vaal Racecourse is a horse-racing track in south of Johannesburg, South Africa. It opened in 1946, at the heart of the Vaal Triangle.

History of Vaal Racecourse

1944 – Vaal Racecourse had its original license. However, proceedings were ceased due to objections related to inadequate controls from the Jockey Club of South Africa.

1946 – Only in February 1946 was the racecourse successfully registered, and the Vaal Racing Club was founded shortly after.

1970’s – In the early 1970s, the Trans Vaal (Vaal Triangle) Owners and Trainers Associations purchased the property entailing the Vereeniging Turf Club and Vaal Racing Club. After the acquisition, the management continued to arrange mid-week daytime horse racing at the racecourse.

1988 – Vaal Racing Club and Vereeniging Turf Club merged and founded the Vaal Turf Club.

2001 – The inauguration of Sand Track in Vaal Racecourse.

Renowned Facts

The racecourse touts the third-highest totalizer turnover in South Africa. It has the longest straight in South Africa, measuring 1,600m. It is home to the 750,000-rand Grand Heritage. It is also known for its friendly atmosphere and slightly more countrified. It comes from the Vaal River, which runs past the track. The racetrack is run by Phumelela Gaming & Leisure (Ltd).

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