|Accra Racecourse was situated in the capital of Ghana and has witnessed racing since the mid to late 1800's. A proposal to replace the long standing course with a modern one struggled to be accepted, although the plans were to build an International hotel on the site. Proceedings came to an abrupt halt when the old racecourse was demolished in late July 2008.|
|It is widely reported that racing was first held in Ghana
as early as 1876, when the races were organised by the British Military Officers.
|The Accra Turf Club was founded in 1923 and organised racing in the country up to the present.|
|The principal race at the track was the Ghanaian Derby, The Guiness National Challenge Gold Cup. The 2001 winner of the event was Sand Ring, while in 2002 One Step Ahead proved more than a match for his competitors. The Gold Cup was first run in 1892 when Tettel proved triumphant in the colours of T P Bruces. However, it was to be 1964 before the National Challenge Cup was launched, with Far Away winning the inaugural event.|
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