Menangle training centre to expand after reaching capacity

Old foes, new block: Our Dream About Me and Have Faith In Me at Menangle Park Paceway in February. Photo: Christopher PearceHarness Racing NSW will commence construction on another stable block at Menangle next month after the house full went up on the training centre.
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“It has proven very successful and we need to put more stables in there,” HRNSW chief executive John Dumesny said. “We have a number of trainers that are keen to come to Menangle and be based there and ths was always in the plans.

“This block will be 20 but there are plans for a couple of stable blocks as well.”

The training centre is part of a plan to takes harness racing in to the future. Work is continuing on regional centres of excellence with work to start on a new track at Wagga next month, while development application will be lodged for the Tamworth track soon.

“We needed to get the right structure in place to sustained the sport,” Dumesny said. “The sport has changed, so much and these 1000m are important to keep up with the quality of the horse.

“We are making plans for the training centres at Bathurst and Wagga to compliment the tracks. We have a number of trainers based at the showgrounds in Bathurst and we hope to have the stables at the new track built next year.

“It is a case of getting the track up and running and then making sure that we place the stables in the best area, so that there is the ability to expand if necessary.”

Meanwhile, Blake Fitzpatrick chalked 100 winners for the season when he scored on Dieu De Lamour at Menangle on Tuesday. It is the eighth Fitzpatrick has had a ton of winners in a season.

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