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Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

Paddy aiming to be hometown hero in 2011 Ballarat Cup

18 Nov, 2011

Paddy O'Reilly (right) will look to become a hometown hero in the Ballarat Cup

Astute trainer Robert Smerdon’s will rely on TABsportsbet $9 chance Paddy O’Reilly to give him a second hometown victory in Sunday’s Listed $150,000 Sportsbet.com.au 2011 Ballarat Cup, (2200m).

Smerdon and his family have a long Ballarat history, but the race has …

Ballarat’s Local Racing Industry To Be Protected By Land Zoning

Ballarat’s Local Racing Industry To Be Protected By Land Zoning

26 May, 2011

Land surrounding Dowling Forest Racecourse in country Victoria may be zoned in order to protect Ballarat’s $44 million racing industry should the Ballarat Planning Scheme Amendment C149 go ahead.

Sections of land that has been currently set aside for farming will be zoned for use by thoroughbreds under the amendment and house allotment sizes will …

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

10 May, 2011

Ballarat’s $2.4 million uphill training track was used for the first time today since being opened by Minister for Racing Denis Napthine last Friday.

The 1,400 metre synthetic uphill track will be used to train a total of 150 horses a day in strength development.

The new track, which is located at Ballarat’s Dowling Forest …