Green light for $6m Cranbourne on-course stabling development   Leave a comment

Green light for $6m Cranbourne on-course stabling development

The $6 million project will comprise five buildings with each catering for between 40 and

The $6 million project will comprise five buildings with each catering for between 40 and 60 horses. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Limited

WORK will start next month on Cranbourne Training Complex’s first on-course stables which will accommodate 240 horses.

The $6 million project was part of the original plans for Australia’s biggest training centre when it opened in 1990.

Robbie Griffiths and Greg Eurell will be among the first Cranbourne trainers to have access to the development, which will comprise five buildings with each catering for between 40 and 60 horses.

The stables will be built on the southern side of the track, about 15m from the outside rail of the course proper.

It’s expected that first trainers will be have use of the stables in October, with the rest completed early next year.

Cranbourne Turf Club chief executive Neil Bainbridge said he believed the proximity of development would set a new standard for on-course stabling.

“Trainers will truly be on course and there will be no time lost in walking horses to the track and this will be a highly effective and efficient model for trainers,” Bainbridge said.

“We think these will be unprecedented and in real estate, it’s all about location, location and there is non better.”

Sepoy takes part in trials at the Cranbourne Training Complex.

Sepoy takes part in trials at the Cranbourne Training Complex. Source: News Limited

Bainbridge the club would look at duplicating the first stage on a demand basis, but already outside trainers have joined locals in expressing interest in the project.

He said eventually 480 horses would be housed on track.

Bainbridge said the state government had provided $1 million through Victorian Racing Industry Fund and the club would fund the balance.

Trainers will pay a daily fee per box.

“After many months of planning and work behind the scenes, the club is thrilled to be taking this significant step forward in this exciting project for the Cranbourne racing precinct,” Bainbridge said.

“Each stable site will have separate tie-up stalls area and a mezzanine floor with office space and a viewing balcony overlooking the training tracks.

“Each site will contain tack rooms, sand rolls, feed stores, medical and bathroom facilities with additional area for horse walkers to be installed.”

Cranbourne trainers currently either transport or, those in proximity, walk their horses to the complex, which is used by up to 800 horses a day.

Peter Snowden watches on as Earthquake is walked in front of him at the Cranbourne Traini

Peter Snowden watches on as Earthquake is walked in front of him at the Cranbourne Training Complex last year. Picture: Colleen Petch Source: News Limited

Originally published as Green light for Cranbourne on-course stabling

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Posted March 31, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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