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Rockhampton Recovery Continues

Flood recovery work continues at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse with the damage and repair bill expected to exceed $300,000.

Rockhampton Recovery Continues

Flood recovery work continues at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse with the damage and repair bill expected to exceed $300,000.

Flood water receded on April 10 after the Fitzroy River peaked at 8.8 metres inundating the entire racecourse and buildings.

Among the facilities hardest hit was the main sand training track which continues to undergo remedial work which started on April 11.


Clean-up work to on-course stables, offices, tie-up stalls and grounds began on April 12 with assistance coming from local businesses, Fire and Rescue Service personnel and members of the Rural Fire Service and SES.

On April 18 barns were re-opened for horses stabled on course.

On April 19 the back exercise track was re-opened with 75 horses working on it that morning.

Racing Queensland CEO Eliot Forbes inspected the track and facilities on April 20 and was impressed with what he saw.

“The team from the Rockhampton Jockey Club deserves a pat on the back,” Forbes said.

“What they have achieved here in a short time is simply amazing. It won’t be long now before it’s business as usual at the track.”

The main sand training track is expected to re-open on April 26 following a complete and compulsory makeover.

The RJC will use the barrier trials at Callaghan Park on May 2 on the course proper to test all equipment ahead of the first race meeting back at the venue scheduled for May 6.


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