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Racecourse closing huge blow for city

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'It is a massive blow to those who work and have horses here.'

The Flamingo Park Racecourse.
IN A DEVASTATING blow to the city, Kimberley’s racecourse, Flamingo Park, the only sand track in South Africa, is set to close at the end of the year.

The more than 100 employees at Flamingo Park, as well as trainers and horse owners, were informed yesterday morning by the owners, Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, that the course would be closed at the end of the year due to financial reasons.

“It’s a massive blow to those who work and have horses here,” local trainer Cliff Miller said yesterday, “especially for the 100-odd people who live here with their families.

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