‘Farm­ers’ get re­lief

The Sportsman Special Issue - - 2 -

WAR­WICK Farm train­ers will get some cost re­lief while re­con­struc­tion of the track is car­ried out with the Aus­tralian Jockey Club (AJC) to waive track fees from next month.

The ren­o­va­tions to War­wick Farm need to be com­pleted be­fore the in­flux of Rand­wick train­ers who will be forced to re­lo­cate for at least 10 weeks while that track is pre­pared for World Youth Day in July.

The fee waiver will re­main in place un­til the con­clu­sion of the World Youth Day dis­rup­tions.

Changes un­der­way at War­wick Farm in­clude the con­struc­tion of new un­der­pass ac­cess tun­nels, ad­di­tional sta­bling, horse main­te­nance fa­cil­i­ties as well as up­grad­ing to the train­ing tracks and course proper.

The AJC is con­fi­dent that, fol­low­ing the re­quired in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments, the War­wick Farm com­plex will re-emerge as one of the premier train­ing es­tab­lish­ments in the coun­try and quickly re-es­tab­lish it­self as a great as­set to both the club and the racing in­dus­try in NSW,’’ AJC chief ex­ec­u­tive Nor­man Gille­spie said.

Were­cog­nise that our train­ers have been faced with some dis­rup­tion as a re­sult of the im­prove­ments be­ing un­der­taken at War­wick Farm.’’

Sev­eral train­ers have been trans­port­ing horses to Rose­hill for track­work two the three morn­ing a week with ne­go­ti­a­tions un­der­way with Racing NSW to help de­fray those costs.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.