The Algoa Cup race meeting at Fairview this Friday 27 November will be run on the Polytrack circuit following an inspection of the turf track by racing and track management and several trainers.
It had been hoped to resume racing on the turf surface this Friday after unseasonal cold weather retarded grass growth and delayed the scheduled resumption of turf racing last month following the track’s annual spring treatment.
The turf surface has come on in leaps and bounds since and is generally in excellent condition, but problem areas remain in spite of track staff’s best efforts to stimulate growth in these sections.
The inspection team unanimously agreed that because of these affected areas the track is not yet safe race for racing and it has been decided to only resume racing on the turf surface from 1 January next year.
Declarations for Friday’s big meeting will go ahead as scheduled this Monday 23 November with distances of all races remaining unchanged.