Track managers inspect new works
IPSWICH hosted the track managers meeting on Monday with 15 key stakeholders getting a first-hand look at the redevelopment. Following 140mm of rainfall in the past week the guests toured the track which is now looking in prime condition and on target for the April 8 return.
The rain hampered racing over the weekend with many of the meetings abandoned across south east Queensland.
Although irrigation isn’t needed this week with the rainfall, perhaps the most impressive upgrade is the new pump house. It hosts five vertical multi stage pumps, a dosage unit to treat PH levels and injection system for liquid fertilisers and pumps four-times the volume from the previous set up.
Another topic for discussion was race day operations around the barriers. As we start to consider returning to racing in April, the shortage of barrier attendants becomes a topic of discussion, particularly for the Ipswich team.
Starters reports was also a point of discussion with communication between stakeholders is clear, particularly, when it comes to safety of loading horses into barriers.