|It was on 24th May 1921 that Clairwood Racecourse, near Durban, held its first meeting. Remarkably, the course is built on what was, at one time, a swamp and yet now exists as one of the most picturesque courses in South Africa.|
|During the War the course was used by the military and
closed its doors to racing from 1942 until May 1945.
|In the early 1970's the owners of Clairwood Turf Club sold their interest in the course to Natal Racecourse Development Fund.|
|The principal race at the meeting was the Clairwood Winter Handicap which underwent 2 name changes before becoming the Champions Cup, won in 2006 by Equal Image. It also hosts the Gold Circle Natal Derby.|
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|