$A300M CAULFIELD TRACK REDEVELOPMENT

$A300M CAULFIELD TRACK REDEVELOPMENT

Caulfield is to gain a second inside turf track to be used primarily for night racing as part of a $300 million redevelopment.

The Melbourne Racing Club plans also include a new grandstand as well as new horse stalls and parade rings, with work potentially beginning on the major revamp late this year.

But as for the MRC’s Sandown racecourse, its future is still unclear as it goes through a rezoning process that could take up to two years.

MRC chief executive Josh Blanksby explained on Wednesday the second turf track could see Caulfield’s meetings per season rise from around 25 to as many as 45, with Wednesday night and the night before public holidays identified as potential dates to hold night racing meetings.

Training is to cease at Caulfield in 2023 so it is expected the $300 million redevelopment could be completed by 2025.

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