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Council Wants Caulfield Training Centre Shut Down
Producing an immediate response from the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC), Glen Eira Council last night initiated a push "for the phasing out of training at Caulfield" reports racingnetwork.com.au. The situation arose after "Glen Eira Councillors voted unanimously on Wednesday night to adopt a 10-point position statement that commits all councillors to advocating for horse training to be phased out so the Crown land is open for more public use." In a statement expressing "surprise and disappointment" released by the MRC, the Club revealed it has: "spent about $2 million to develop enhanced access with a wide range of public works scheduled to be opened in a joint activity and fun run for the Community on the 21st of April 2013. Council by adopting this Position paper have specifically contradicted many of the items formally agreed between the MRC and Council." That position is: "That the prospect for horse training at Caulfield is that it will continue for the medium term and thereafter with full consultation with the whole of the racing industry and the Caulfield trainers."