Racing NSW has this week announced an important upgrade to training facilities at Orange’s Towac Park Racecourse.
Racing NSW will provide funding of up to $1.3 million from race fields fees to relocate the sand fast work track from outside the course proper to a new location inside. The surface of new training track will also be upgraded to provide a more reliable and resilient work track which is also safer for horses and riders.
The course proper will benefit from re-turfing the outside section, widening the turf course proper and removing crossings. Drainage works will also be undertaken.
Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys, stated the importance of the upgrade project to Towac Park.
“Relocation of the existing sand training track will both improve the quality of racehorse training facilities at Orange as well as safety and fairness of racing,” Mr V’landys said. “These issues are paramount in funding decisions from Racing NSW.”
Racing Orange Chairperson, Ms Ellie Brown, welcomed the funding announcement.
“Racing Orange has worked hard to rebuild racing at Towac Park and we are delighted with this important upgrade,” Ms Brown said. “The improved training and racing facilities will be pivotal in our goal to restore Orange as a leading centre of country racing in NSW.”
Orange City Council Mayor, Mr John Davis, also welcomed the news, opening the door to partner with Racing Orange and the racing industry to further develop both the racecourseand the Towac Park site.
“This investment by Racing NSW is tremendous for racing in Orange and I believe there is potential for Council to play an important role in developing the site to the benefit of the racing industry and the Orange community,” said Mr Davis.
Source : Racing NSW