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Canterbury racecourse is located about 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD, governed by the Australian Turf Club.
While there are no feature racing events scheduled at Canterbury, it is a metropolitan track that is regularly used as a midweek and Friday night alternative to Sydney's main racetracks at Rosehill & Randwick.
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About Canterbury Racetrack:
Characteristics: a pear shaped course with two tight corners, a short final straight and a circumference of 1567m. There are two chutes which help out the 1200m and 1550m starts but the overall performance of the track tends towards a leader or on pace preference (especially when the rail is out 4m or more). Ideal position in the run at this track is in the first half of the field near the inside rail, at most starting distances inside barrier draws are an advantage if the horse is suited. The final straight of just over 300m makes it hard for backmarkers to swing wide and round up the field but it can be possible to do this in middle distance races when the track is no worse than Dead and the rail is True.
Canterbury Barriers Starting Positions.
1200m: Starts in a chute onto the back straight offering a long run up to the final turn and although barriers are not as important, a good position (racing on or near the pace) coming out of the turn will be an advantage.
1000m: Starts just after the chute joins the course proper but has a short run to the turn, generally similar to 1200m but drawing wider than barrier 10 will be a problem.
1550m: Starts in a long chute joining the course proper in the turn into the back straight. The short run up to the turn gives an advantage to inside draws and then they pass the 1000m metre mark and have a short straight, a turn and a short final straight. Best for on pacers drawn in.
1900m: The longest race run here starts in front of the grandstand and goes all the way round the first long turn, the back straight , the final turn and the final (front) straight for the second time. Inside draws can help and on-pacers or leaders are often suited.
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