‘Farmers’ get relief
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.