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World-First Stabling Complex For Eagle Farm
The Brisbane Race Club has confirmed plans for the world's largest infield stabling complex of 400 boxes to be built at Eagle Farm racetrack, reports AAP. The BRC's general manger of property, Jeff Kahler, said the boxes would provide first-class facilities designed to attract the state's top trainers. "Many major training centres around the world have stables on course but Eagle Farm will be the first to position them as a hub infield," Kahler said. "The stabling complex will be world-class with CCTV security, rooftop viewing platforms for trainers, BBQ hospitality areas, private office suites and an ultra-modern waste collection service." He added: "There will be 20 blocks of stables each with 20 boxes for the one trainer. The stable complexes will not be shared as we aim to get the bigger trainers here. It won't be for someone with one or two horses." The Eagle Farm course proper, which was closed in August last year for reconstruction, has been dug up and relaid with hybrid kikuyu grass. Eagle Farm will be closed as a training venue from Saturday with all horses to be worked across the road at Doomben.