Vandyke ends Eagle Farm track ban
DAVID Vandyke’s Eagle Farm track ban has ended and he will soon test the waters racing his horses there again.
It is positive news on the eve of the Queensland winter carnival and could provide a shot in the arm for Brisbane racing officials looking to entice interstate trainers to race their horses in bumper races at Eagle Farm over the upcoming carnival.
Vandyke has not raced a horse at Eagle Farm since January when a trio of his horses under-performed on the surface, which Vandyke believed was not up to scratch.
However, with the Eagle Farm surface generally receiving more feedback in recent months, horses trained by Group 1 winner Vandyke will return to race there.
Bering Sea, a previous winner at Eagle Farm, had been nominated to race at Eagle Farm this
Saturday but will not take his place.
Vandyke indicated he would soon have horses racing there again.
“I’ve seen improvement in the track by studying stewards’ reports, watching races and talking to jockeys,” Vandyke said.
“I will race horses there now. “I will see how they race and how they recover to determine my longer-term plan (with racing horses at Eagle Farm).”