Gosford Racecourse is one step closer to being in line with other major racecourse facilities with a new $3.4m polytrack.
Located at the Entertainment Grounds in Gosford, the new polytrack is the first in a series of redevelopments.
Projects lined up in the next stage of upgrades, include a brand-new stable facility, along with current stable upgrades and equine pools.
Unveiled on Wednesday, the new all-weather polytrack replaces the old synthetic turf, delivering greater safety measures for both horses and riders.
Gosford Race Club chairman Michael Cusick hopes the new polytrack will attract more trainers.
“This is probably the biggest investment and the most important cog in starting to attract trainers who potentially want to relocate from Sydney and or interstate,”he said.
“That’s the plan; to more than double the number of horses that train here on the course.
With the old turf having seen better days, Mr Cusick said the new track is a great advancement for Gosford.
“We had been patching it up for years, but reality came that we couldn’t continue to do that,”he said.
“We had to do this or really look at potentially closing training down here altogether.” – Michael Cusick
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