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Port Elizabeth's major horseracing racecourse, Fairview, is managed and maintained by Phumelela East Cape. Racing takes place at the course every Friday afternoon. More information pertaining to racing fixtures can be obtained from Phumelela East Cape.
PRIOR TO 1850 IRREGULAR THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING TOOK PLACE IN PORT ELIZABETH BUT IT WAS OFFICIALLY STARTED IN 1857, WHEN THE PORT ELIZABETH TURF CLUB WAS FORMED. IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH SET RULES FOR RACING, IN 1882 THE JOCKEY CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA WAS ALSO FOUNDED IN PORT ELIZABETH.

THE OLD FAIRVIEW RACE COURSE, PREVIOUSLY THE PORT ELIZABETH TURF CLUB WAS SITUATED WHERE THE GREENACRES SHOPPING CENTRE IS TODAY. THE CURRENT FAIRVIEW RACE COURSE IS SITUATED IN GREENBUSHES AND WE CELEBRATED ITS 30TH BIRTHDAY IN 2007.

ARLINGTON RACE COURSE, PREVIOUSLY ST. ANDREWS RACING CLUB WAS OPENED ON SATURDAY, 23 DECEMBER 1950, BY THE THEN MAYOR OF PORT ELIZABETH, MR J.C.K. BOET ERASMUS. IN OCTOBER 2007, A BRAND NEW STABLING COMPLEX WAS COMPLETED AT FAIRVIEW AND ALL TRAINERS BASED AT ARLINGTON MOVED OVER TO FAIRVIEW. APART FROM THE NEW STABLING COMPLEX, FAIRVIEW BOASTS A NUMBER OF TRAINING TRACKS AND FACILITIES AND IS ALSO THE HEAD OFFICE FOR PHUMELELA GAMING AND LEISURE LTD IN THE EASTERN CAPE.

BOTH COURSES OFFER THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACES ON A WEEKLY BASIS. FOR ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS, PLEASE PHONE TEL: 041-372 1859.
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Latitude : -33° 55' 48.40" S | Longitude : 25° 22' 46.82" E

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