Facilities

We are extremely fortunate that our Midas Road property backs right on to Ballarat’s Tier 1 training facilities.  These include inside sand and pro-ride tracks, equine swimming pool, hurdle and steeple schooling ground and a bull-ring for early educational work including loose schooling.

 

We will also continue to make use of the famous old hill track which winds around Mount Pisgah. As well as adding valuable cardiovascular power to horses, its steep grade also massively reduces pressure on horses’ front legs, which Anthony used to great effect on Flying Cross, producing him to win first up from massive tendon injuries after a 3 year break.

 

On of Ballarat's unique features is the 1400m straight, uphill, pro-ride track.  This facility is the envy of trainers all over the state and has unsurprisingly seen some big training operations make a beeline for Ballarat.  For more information see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU9-mm12C_M

 

 

Proride track

Ballarat’s straight 1400m pro-ride training track

 

As of 2019 Ballarat also boasts one of Victoria's two synthetic racetracks, providing a key opportunity for locally-trained horses with weekly meetings run on the surface all through the winter months!

 

Brat

Redeemed, our first runnner on the new synthetic, rockets home to just miss under Dean Holland