Haworth Court Sale Vital for Redevelopment of Geelong Racecourse
27 Jun 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The building of new stables at Geelong racecourse hinges on the sale of the Haworth Court stable complex in Breakwater.
Moe Race Club on Track for Turf Fix
23 Jun 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The Victorian Government has promised to work with the Moe Racing Club to help replace its racetrack. There will be no racing at Moe for the next year because of problems with the racetrack turf.
Turf covers at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
12 Jun 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
In this video, superintendent Leif Dickinson of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, shows how turf covers aided in the spring green-up of his GN1 bermudagrass track.
Geelong Synthetic Track Failing
27 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Victorian racing's major weapon against harsh winter weather, the Geelong synthetic track, failed the industry again yesterday when the eight-race meeting was abandoned after two races due to surface water and poor visibility.
Hands off Racecourse Plan
23 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Residents opposed to the Moonee Valley racecourse master plan are outraged with the racing club for asking the planning minister to intervene and take decision-making power away from Moonee Valley Council.
Flemington Track Criticized
21 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Trainer Danny O'Brien faces an adjourned stewards' inquiry into comments he made via social media criticising the preparation of the Flemington track surface.
Major Works Required at the Moe Racing Club
17 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Racing Victoria says major works are required at the Moe Racing Club because the track is unsuitable for wet-weather horse racing.
Gold Coast Want New Multi Purpose Racing Hub.
14 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Gold Coast Greyhound Racing wants to build a new track behind the Turf Club as part of a bold plan to transform Bundall into a multi-purpose racing hub.
Work on Track at Broadmeadow Racecourse
13 May 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Different sort of horsepower, in the shape of heavy machinery, took over as a $3million major works program started this week at Broadmeadow racecourse.
$85K to get Wangaratta Racecourse Back on Track
19 Apr 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Damage caused by storms and floods at the Wangaratta racecourse will be repaired with Victorian Government funding.
Riverton Racecourse is the Best it has Ever Been
29 Mar 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
A new roof for one of the grandstands and a walkway to bring horses from the stables to the birdcage are some of the improvements at the Riverton Racecourse.
Benalla Confident of Making Racetrack Safe
28 Mar 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The Benalla Racing Club is confident the track will be safe for racing by August. Racing Victoria has suspended all racing and training on the track at Benalla until the end of July.
Ooralea Turf on Track
18 Mar 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The new turf at Ooralea racecourse is already showing good form. The track is being refurbished as part of a $7.4m redevelopment, and despite 200mm of rain so far this week would have been fit for racing yesterday, racecourse manager Peter Birch said.
Bendigo's new track a winner
12 Mar 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
In nine months, the Bendigo track has received a complete facelift and on Friday night, a sparkling new venue will be unveiled. A massive $4.2 million has been spent on Lord's Raceway and the opening has come at a very important time for the city.
Avondale Track Back in Use After Long Break
6 Mar 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The home straight at Avondale Racecourse will come alive to the sound of thundering hooves and cheering punters next month when racing returns after 20 months.
Cranbourne Turf Club Chief Executive Neil Bainbridge
20 Feb 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
A Q&A with Cranbourne Turf Club chief executive Neil Bainbridge. Neil has always been passionate about racing and started out about 12 years ago as the manager of Stony Creek Racing Club.
Bendigo Jockey Club Receives Grant to Upgrade Synthetic Training Track
15 Feb 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
An $80,000 grant to upgrade Bendigo Jockey Club’s synthetic training track was revealed yesterday by Victoria’s Minister for Racing, Denis Napthine.