Trots racing on track for Clifford Park

By Sam Burgess

Posted September 19, 2013 11:21:19

Toowoomba’s Clifford Park will see harness racing on grass for the first time.

A cash injection into country racing from the Queensland Government will see trots on grass at three south-east Queensland venues including at Esk and Kilcoy.

Toowoomba Turf Club CEO Aaron Clancy says the Clifford Park track is perfect for top level trots racing.

“Normally their tracks are a lot smaller and they do two or three circuits of the smaller track, where here they’re going to have a nice, big 150, 170 metre straight,” he said.

“We will see the sulkies and the harness racing people across the track maybe four or five wide coming down to the finish.”

He says the club, punters and racers will benefit from extra meetings.

“The Toowoomba Turf Club’s very excited about hosting a harness racing meeting here in November,” he said.

“Unfortunately for the harness racing people there is not a lot of tracks for them to be able to race at and we did an inspection a couple of months ago and identified that our inner-grass track could be, and would be, suitable for a harness race meeting.”

Topics: clubs-and-associations, lifestyle-and-leisure, toowoomba-4350, kilcoy-4515, esk-4312

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