Home Hill News

Racing Improvements continue 

Horses parade before the start of the first event in Home Hill

THE Burdekin Race Club is continuing to make improvements to its track and facilities as it leads into the 25-year celebrations for the Burdekin Growers Race Day on Saturday, May 20.

In recent months, extensive upgrading was carried out to the Home Hill track to improve the overall condition of the track. 

As well, a new running rail has been installed around the circumference of the track, while the former running rail is now being installed around the training track inside the main racetrack.

That work is on top of the purchase of new starting stalls which have been brought into use at recent Home Hill Race meetings. 

The Club has also recently purchased a new mower (pictured below), which will pick up all mown grass, which will then be used on race days to cover the road leading into the sporting fields in the centre of the Home Hill track. 

The Burdekin Club has also decided to lock the railings in place on race days to prevent anyone entering or leaving the centre fields on those days, after the driver of a car was seen to remove the railings across the entry road at a previous race meeting while horses were still on the track – which could have been disastrous for both the driver and the horses and jockeys if an incident had occurred because of the actions of the driver. 

New Mower for Burdekin Horse Race Track
New Mower for Burdekin Horse Race Track with Grass Collection Box