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The Thoroughbred Park will take a massive next step with plans for redevelopment | The Canberra Times

The Thoroughbred Park will take a massive next step with plans for redevelopment |  The Canberra Times

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Canberra Racing will go one step closer to making their thoroughbred Park remodel a reality. They will submit their territorial plan variation to the ACT government, hopefully by the end of September. Then they begin their two-year consultation period with the government as they look to rebuild their site to create their financial future. They want to redesign their site to include a mix of residential and commercial housing with a hotel and a care facility that may also be part of the plan. It would also allow them to upgrade the track and facilities while taking advantage of the light rail route. Canberra Racing CEO Andrew Clark said it was a massive step forward for the club’s future. “It is progressing very well. We hope to submit our TPV by the end of September ahead of our general meeting,” he said. “It is an important milestone for the club and a very positive step for our future.” It’s your first step and then it goes into consultation – it’s a two year process once you have submitted your TPV application while the government is considering it. “MORE CANBERRA SPORT Meanwhile, Canberra coach Norm Gardner hopes for a big October – first at the Canberra Racing General Assembly on the 12th and then at the $ 1.3 million Kosciuszko four days later. Gardner ran for the board, with Keith Dryden retiring from his role after more than two decades of service. “A few people asked me that. “It’s something I never thought about, so I decided to run,” he said. There are a few vacancies there so I might as well throw my hat in the ring. “The fact that Keith Dryden was down, he’s retired from the board, and they want another coach there – and they might think I have a big mouth or something, I do not know.” He also has two horses he hopes might get a spot in The Kosciuszko at Randwick on October 16 – Delacour and Cyborg. They both have their chance to bet their claim in the Federal (1200 meters) on Queanbeyan on Friday. Dryden’s Handle The Truth ($ 6 favorite) already has one of the two slots available for Canberra horses, and there are only three of the 14 slots yet to be filled. Delacour has won and run number two in his last two starts, while Cyborg won two on trot before his unlucky fifth at Moruya last start. Gardner said the latter loved a wet track and would be a chance if that were the case, while the 1200m would be the longest trip Delacour could handle. He felt the federal was a tough race and was perfect for seeing if one of them would be worth a spot in The Kosciuszko. “Victorem and Handle The Truth are going to be very, very hard to beat,” Gardner said. “You would say both of my horses would not be in the favorite market, but you never know what might happen.” Cyborg really likes a wet track – if it was a heavy 10 and he got a run, he would be a chance. “The second filly, her biggest problem would be 1200 m, is her absolute maximum.” Tomorrow it will show. It’s a pretty hard race tomorrow, and if you are not competitive, you’re wasting your time. “



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