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bet365 Geelong Racecourse:
Geelong Racecourse is located in Victoria about 75kms south west of Melbourne.
Geelong has a turf course and a synthetic course, racing is in the anticlockwise direction.
About Geelong Racetrack.
Feature Race, Barriers Info & Starting Positions:
Racing in Geelong dates back to the 1840’s and there are now two horse racing tracks at Geelong, turf and synthetic. The Turf track is a long oval with two sharp corners and two long straight runs front and back. Generally a fair track when the rail is True and the going is Good, can be subject to leader bias when the rail goes out and particularly if the grass course is rain affected. Inside barriers can be an advantage in the larger fields, although usually of little importance in the staying races such as the 2400m Geelong Cup.
In 2008 Geelong opened Victoria's first synthetic track which is positioned inside the grass track, after some initial problems the track was re-built with Pro-Ride in 2010 and has since proved very reliable with little bias, however fields are limited accommodating up to 12 starters.
The Geelong Cup has become a significant lead-up race for the Melbourne Cup and is held on the grass course in October a few days before the Cox Plate. This country cup has become a popular step to qualifying for the Melbourne Cup in a few weeks time. In 2008 Bauer ran second in the Melbourne Cup after winning at Geelong, the 2010 winner Americain went on to victory in the Melbourne Cup and in 2011 another French trained runner Dunaden won the Geelong Cup before winning Australia's richest race on the first Tuesday in November.