Track opens doors to trainers


CRANBOURNE Training Complex will accommodate trainers from Pakenham in the early part of 2014 after news the Pakenham Racing Club’s brand-new $70 million facility at Tynong is months behind schedule.
The PRC’s existing Racecourse Road facility will close after the Pakenham Cup meeting on February 9 next year, with the trainers expected to move into their swank new home on February 22.
Cranbourne Turf Club chief executive Neil Bainbridge has been in talks with his Pakenham counterpart Michael Hodge and it’s been agreed the clubs will work closely together through the PRC’s transitional stage.
“Cranbourne’s in a position where it can help racing participants from Pakenham to get through that transitional phase and we’re more than happy to do so,” Bainbridge said.
More details can be found in this week’s edition of the Pakenham Gazette, and Berwick and Cranbourne News.