Horse Track Upgrades
All horse racing at Sportingbet Park has ceased until early 2014, due to the major track upgrade project.
First meeting back after upgrade*
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Melbourne's Sandown racecourse will get a $3.2 million upgrade over the summer to bring it back to peak condition.
Victorian premier and racing minister Denis Napthine announced the project on Sunday which will involve replacing the course proper at the track which conducts 30 race meetings a year.
"The current surface has been down for almost thirty years and over the past couple of years has struggled to provide a consistent racing surface for the Lakeside and Hillside tracks," Napthine said.
"Sandown is the workhorse of the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry, holding the most meetings of any metropolitan track," MRC chairman Mike Symons said.
"... the new track will provide a more even racing surface far better able to cope with the heavy workload, particularly during the winter months."
Napthine said the multi-million-dollar upgrade was a vote of confidence in the importance of Sandown Racecourse.
The work is expected to start in September with the laying of the turf scheduled for November and racing set to resume early in the new year.
Recently Santa Visited Sandown Raceway Pit Lane to ensure our clients on track had the Christmas spirit......
2014 Motorsport Calendar
With another successful year drawing to a close of motor racing at Sandown Raceway, the 2014 calender is now confirmed:
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Built in the early 60’s, Sandown's Motor Circuit has long stood as the premium car racing circuit in Melbourne. Names such as Fangio, Moss, Brabham, Brock, Skaife and Richards all having competing round the fast and famous circuit.
Now the official 'Heritage Round' of the V8 Supercar Championship, the circuit is currently half way through a significant safety upgrade.
Sandown is one of the very few permanent circuits left anywhere in the world, located right in the middle of a metropolitan city. Due to its close proximity to local residents, Sandown is restricted to running five major Motorsport weekends. Currently these include a V8 Supercars Sandown 500 event (mid September), Historic Sandown (early November), State Race Series rounds (May & July), and Shannons Nationals (Sept).
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