Sport

Developers talk up racing track’s potential

THE racing track that will form the linchpin of Bollier Park's $50 million quarter horse development should be ready for action by the end of this year.

Developers of the ambitious Mary Valley project have said in their January enewsletter they anticipate construction of the facility will be "well underway by the end of this year" and "ideally, the actual track completed".

"There have been inquiries about track access and even early agistment on site, and we will endeavour to accommodate these requests if possible as we understand the importance of being able to establish horse training operations," the newsletter states.

"We will also have finalised the rules of racing well before the year's end, and have these circulated through the Australian Quarter Horse Racing Development website.

"Additionally we will have also circulated the first year's calendar of racing with prize money and awards clearly outlined."

Over the next few months, the developers will also be negotiating to finalise the

wagering structure which it hopes will see Mary Valley quarter horse racing beamed worldwide.

"While we anticipate followers from all parts of the world, discussions at this point are focussing in particular on Asia and Europe wagering," they say.

"Approaches continue from various players within the USA racing industry who see the new industry as a great time to make a move and join the adventure.

"Trainers, jockeys, breeders and even racing operators are contacting us here to explore how they may become involved.

"Over the years AQHRD have been in close communications with the AQHA in the USA, and discussions in the coming year will become more detailed and look at how we can link racing in Australia directly with racing in the USA. There are some interesting proposals on the table and these will continue to be discussed."

Gympie Times

Topics:  gympie, horse racing




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Wide Bay candidates talk border security and halting ‘brain drain’

Wide Bay and the rest of Australia will go to the polls this Saturday.

4 Wide Bay candidates have their say on border protection

A pub on every mullock heap

The Atlantic Hotel during a Mary St flood.  Mama and Papa's Pizzeria is now there.

An historical overview of the many pubs and hotels in Gympie.

Hey Mumma: Support networks vital for Gympie working mums

We have a family business with three kids. We try and have either my husband or I finish at three to do after school activities with the kids.   Anna Reid

Let's avoid judging stay at home mums and working mums

Latest deals and offers

Hey Mumma

Mums talk to us about how they juggle work and kids.

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Concern over Smerdon Rd high-density development

Mick Curran talks about the community's concern over the project which was approved...

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward