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Kensington Track still not ready for racing

Kensington Track still not ready for racing

14 Jan, 2015

Australian Turf Club’s Chief Executive Officer Darren Pearce is keen for Randwick’s Kensington Track to have more time to recuperate before hosting its next race meeting.

Jockey Blake Shinn was one of many racing participants to criticise the performance of the Kensington Track. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Kensington Track has been undergoing …

ATC To Place More Focus On Golden Slipper Day In 2015

ATC To Place More Focus On Golden Slipper Day In 2015

14 Jan, 2015

Australian Turf Club CEO Darren Pearce believes that the rearrangement of the 2015 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will help Golden Slipper Day return to its place as one of the biggest race days on the Australian racing calendar.

Team Hawkes-trained Mossfun scored a tough win over Earthquake in the 2014 edition of the Golden Slipper. …

Wiggle Stakes To Be Named In Honor Of Guy Walter

Wiggle Stakes To Be Named In Honor Of Guy Walter

30 Aug, 2014

The Australian Turf Club has announced that the Group 3 Wiggle Stakes that is run during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will be renamed in honor of Guy Walter.

The Wiggle Stakes, won by Catkins earlier this year, will now be known as the Guy Walter Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Walter tragically passed away …

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

3 Feb, 2012

There’s no doubt that the concept of night racing as a whole is a good one and it presents a very real new revenue stream for clubs.

Victoria has seen the opportunity for years and the expansion of their night racing program across Moonee Valley and Cranbourne this year shows just how much investment they’re …

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 …

All Eyes On How Canterbury Handles Rain

All Eyes On How Canterbury Handles Rain

25 Nov, 2011

How Canterbury Racecourse copes with the consistent deluge of rain over the next 24 hours is likely to be a major focus for key stakeholders in the synthetic track debate.

Canterbury is widely considered to be the best wet track circuit in the state and the facility best equipped with handling large amounts of water.…

Randwick Given All Clear For Epsom Handicap Meet

Randwick Given All Clear For Epsom Handicap Meet

28 Sep, 2011

Randwick racecourse has been given the all clear to host Epsom Handicap Day this Saturday after correcting recent structural concerns.

Both Chelmsford Stakes Day and George Main Stakes Day were transferred to Rosehill Gardens after the ageing QEII stand was found to be structurally unsound.

Engineers have now signed off on the repairs that were …

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 …