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Mackay Turf Club Opens New Track Tomorrow
Mackay Turf Club celebrates the opening of its new course proper at Ooralea Park tomorrow. The $3.5 million StrathAyr track upgrade is Stage 1 of the upgraded facilities for the Mackay racecourse. Turf was laid in February following 5 months of civil work including a new track design, drainage & irrigation system. Racing Queensland facilities maintenance & development manager Warren Williams enthused: "The new reinforced sand profile & new drainage system means the track will withstand the intensity of rain that falls in north Queensland."