This pic gives a great perspective of the course layout. Taken from the top of the stewards tower at the 1000M looking across the racecourse and captures the entire back "straight. The highest point of the racecourse is at the 1600M and the fall down the back to the 1000M at bottom of pic is 5.5 metres. That the height of Goldi Locks. Strewth, if you lay down on the turf just before the mile and she was standing at the 1000, all you would see is her mop top.
In the recon they intend to leave that dogleg kink at the 1200. It is part of the character of the course. Who said the BRC mob weren't kinky.
That long uphill curve from the Winning Post to the mile will get a 3.5% camber. When the present turf is lifted and the base excavated, the replacement structure will be what turfologists call a "perched water table" construction, as per the US PGA specification. http://www.pitchcare.com/magazine/usga-golf-putting-green-construction-materials.html
Of course all the punter and horse sees is a lush growth of Kikuyu grass, but underneath will be a turfologists Sarah Lee i.e. "layer upon layer" of roots in soil, sand, gravel and drainage pipes. Real clever because the sub layers hold moisture without the present compaction problems. This delivers an ever present source of water, even in dry seasons, for the grass to remain healthy......that cuts down significantly the need to always be watering which is a current woe for most racetracks. In wet seasons, the sub layer holds just the right volume of water whilst the excess drains away through the gravel and piping at the base. It a bit like having a self regulating plug in the base. So all the course manager has to do is sprinkle the occasional cup of grass food from Bunnings on top, lightly water when needed, and mow the stuff when it gets too long...I reckon his hand should shake on payday.
And the horses will love it.