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Warwick Farm Washout Costs $8M

Warwick Farm Washout Costs $8M

6 Feb, 2012

As the TAB, ATC and Racing NSW continue to count the cost of abandoning Saturday’s feature meeting at Warwick Farm there’s no doubt it’s been a massive blow.

Estimates say around $8 million in turnover was lost and the autumn carnival has been put on the back foot before it’s even begun.

The Warwick Farm …

Randwick Redevelopment Leaves The Stalls

Randwick Redevelopment Leaves The Stalls

24 Jan, 2012

The bulldozers are moving in and the sledgehammers are at the ready as demolition work finally begins on the worn out grandstand at Royal Randwick.

It could take a month and a half for the structure to be completely torn down and then the real work will start on transforming the precinct.

It’s been about …

ATC Drooling Over Caviar Double Serving

ATC Drooling Over Caviar Double Serving

22 Dec, 2011

They were mostly content with getting one more helping of the pie before it went abroad but the ATC could be in for a bonus with Black Caviar potentially running twice in Sydney.

Managing part owner Neil Werrett has signalled his desire to see the mare tackle a Randwick double during her autumn preparation.

It …

Randwick Racecourse Repairs Ready For Epsom Handicap Day

Randwick Racecourse Repairs Ready For Epsom Handicap Day

22 Sep, 2011

Randwick Racecourse officials have told that they are ahead of schedule on efforts to repair the structurally unsound QEII stand at the course.

The repairs remain on track to be completed in time for the Sydney Spring Carnival’s major day of racing, Epsom Handicap Day, on October 1st.

Australian Turf Club (ATC) chief …

Randwick To Retain Epsom Handicap Day

Randwick To Retain Epsom Handicap Day

9 Sep, 2011

After plenty of speculation and a mountain of reports and paperwork it seems likely that Royal Randwick will be in a position to maintain its hosting rights for 2011 Epsom Handicap Day.

Engineers have been working overtime at the venue and appear to have found a fix for the troubled QE11 grandstand which is causing …

Randwick Grandstand Saga Threatens Epsom Handicap

Randwick Grandstand Saga Threatens Epsom Handicap

1 Sep, 2011

The grandstand issues which forced Royal Randwick to abandon its group meeting this Saturday could also extend to its feature event Epsom Handicap day as well.

Safety concerns were raised with club officials yesterday morning and the decision was made to cancel the races scheduled for this weekend while inspections were carried out.

Thankfully the …

Chelmsford Stakes Day Moved To Warwick Farm

Chelmsford Stakes Day Moved To Warwick Farm

31 Aug, 2011

Saturday’s Chelmsford Stakes Day has been relocated from Randwick Racecourse to Warwick Farm after safety concerns were voiced over Randwick’s ageing grandstand.

Engineers have been constantly monitoring the QEII Stand and the spread of concrete cancer that has plagued the 40-year-old structure.

The stand is due to receive a $150 million refurbishment next year.

Australian …

Clouds Gathering For TVN & Sky Showdown

Clouds Gathering For TVN & Sky Showdown

27 Jul, 2011

A battle of epic proportions is looming on the airwaves with Sky Racing and TVN locked in a stalemate over the future of television broadcasts in this country.

With the club merger in Sydney forming the Australian Turf Club, the ATC becomes a 50 percent owner of TVN along with the three Melbourne metro clubs.…

$15 Million Application For Warwick Farm Training Centre Goes Ahead

$15 Million Application For Warwick Farm Training Centre Goes Ahead

14 Jul, 2011

An application will be made by TAFE to receive $15 million in federal government funding in order to build a training academy for apprentice jockeys, stablehands and trackwork riders at Warwick Farm Racecourse.

Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys has pledged his support for the application.

“This is something we need because our industry is …

Racing To Continue During Randwick Redevelopment

Racing To Continue During Randwick Redevelopment

20 May, 2011

Randwick Racecourse will continue to host race meetings during it's redevelopment

Randwick Racecourse is set to be revolutionised over the next couple of years with plans finally set for a massive redevelopment of the facility.

In a project being touted as the biggest Sydney has seen since the 2000 Olympics the entire precinct will be …