Steve Andrews appointed Racecourse Manager of the Gold Coast Turf Club
11 May 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor - 1 comment
After 35 years on track, experienced employee Steve Andrews has officially been appointed Racecourse Manager of the Gold Coast Turf Club.
Jumps Racing Suspended after more Deaths
7 May 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Racing Victoria has suspended jumps racing, effective immediately, after a third horse had to be put down at this year's Warrnambool carnival.
No all-weather racing in 2009
6 May 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Geelong trainers will be able to prepare horses on the ThoroughTrack through winter but the controversial all-weather surface will be closed to racing for another year
Fury as Geelong meeting called off because of stones
14 Apr 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
David Moodie has demanded heads roll after the Geelong ThoroughTrack meeting was abandoned before a race was run because of stones on the track.
Geelong's Synthetic Surface Expected to be given the All-Clear
8 Apr 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Officials are confident that a series of trials at the controversial Geelong all-weather track this morning will clear the surface to stage a meeting tomorrow.
Cranbourne Turf Club's Big Saving
24 Mar 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Melbourne's Cranbourne Turf Club has saved 60 million litres of water and has reduced its annual water bill from $57,322 to $1016 after implementing a number of water saving techniques.
Synthetic Racetracks on Hold
15 Mar 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Installations of synthetic racetracks is on hold for at least two years as Racing Victoria reassesses the impact on horse and jockey.
New Racecourse at Nar Nar Goon?
9 Feb 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Victoria could soon have a new racecourse at Nar Nar Goon, complete with grass and synthetic tracks, lights and training facilities.
Flemington Racecourse & the Melbourne Cup 2008
4 Nov 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Australia's greatest event - the race that stops a nation! The European raiders prayed for rain on the night before the cup but it didn't help as the worlds most famous race cup remained in Australia! Some parts of Melbourne received up to 10 millimetres of rain yesterday. Flemington had received only a fraction of that.
Cup Track Running Dry
3 Nov 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
With Melbourne Cup fever running high and Flemington Racecourse facing its busiest time of the year, the Victorian opposition has warned the famous racetrack is running dry.
Werribee Cup will Return Home
31 Oct 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Although the Werribee Cup was held at Geelong on Wednesday, Werribee officials are confident they will again host their feature race.
Waipa Racing Club's Greg Chitty
19 Sep 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Rob Jenkins
A walk around Eagle Farm race course in Brisbane turned into a great insight into the life of track manager Greg Chitty, of the Waipa Racing Club in New Zealand's North Island. Greg has a chat to Pitchcare about racing in New Zealand and the Waipa Racing Club.
Geoff Murphy Australian Racecourse Manager of the Year
5 Sep 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Geoff Murphy has been Track Manager for the Western Australian Turf Club for in excess of twenty years and has been responsible for managing Ascot and Belmont Park race tracks for both training and racing.
ARMA Week in Brisbane
31 Aug 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Rob Jenkins
The Australian Racecourse Managers Association was formed in 2004 in Tasmania. The association is the voice for the industry in its quest for improvements in race and training track construction, management and presentation throughout the nation. Last week the annual conference took place in Brisbane. Pitchcare takes a look at the week that was.
Pitchcare Live at Eagle Farm for the ARMA Conference
18 Aug 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Rob Jenkins
The Australian Racecourse Managers Association holds its annual conference and trade show which takes place this week at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane. Pitchcare Oceania takes a look around the conference and the famous Queensland track.
The Race That Stops A Nation
18 Aug 2008 - Racing / Equestrian - Mick Goodie
Standing at the entrance to Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia is a majestic bronze statue of one of the country's greatest sporting icons. Indeed, there is a case for saying that he is the most famous sporting legend of all in a country that is awash with sports stars.