Polytrack performs in new South Africa racecourse trials

11 June 2014

The first of four trials took place on 4 June 2014 for the new POLYTRACK surface at Greyville Racecourse, Durban (South Africa) - now one of 20 racecourses worldwide surfaced with Polytrack and the feed-back from the Jockeys was unanimous in its praise. 

Comments came in from the following:

  • Billy Jacobson - "Great track, a lot of spring to it" "It is very fair all over."
  • Kevin Shea - "I was very impressed." "Lovely Surface" "The home straight it not as short as it looks"
  • Chris Taylor - "I can compare it to Singapore. That is probably the best one I have ridden on at the moment. As a track, it is going to save a lot of meetings. It is the way forward. You will only appreciate it when the rains come."

Racing and Marketing Executive for Gold Circle, Graeme Hawkins commented "It has been a very worthwhile exercise and a learning curve. We are standing on the threshold of a whole new era. It adds something to racing, another dimension to racing. It creates opportunities for horses and most importantly perhaps, we won't lose any more meetings.

Polytrack is the pioneer, so we are happy to be associated with Martin Collins Enterprises.  The jockeys participating in the trial races were most impressed with the surface," ends Hawkins.

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Read South Africa's Sporting Post report on the trials.

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