New track facilities opened at Kilmore

Kilmore racing participants and trainers have a new barn and tie-up stalls thanks to a major investment from the Victorian Government, Kilmore Racing Club, Racing Victoria and Harness Racing Victoria.

Victoria Minister for Racing Anthony Carbines on Thursday visited Kilmore Racecourse to unveil the completed project, which also includes a veterinary area, wash bays, an indoor parade ring and a dedicated area for trainers.

The Government provided more than $2.2 million from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the project.

Kilmore Racing Club also contributed more than $1.6 million, with Racing Victoria and Harness Racing Victoria providing $400,000 and $200,000 respectively – bringing the total value of the project to more than $4.4 million.

The modern facilities will provide additional weather protection, particularly during race meetings in the colder months between April and September. 
Designed with extra wide internal pathways to ensure sulkies can pass side by side safely, the new barn is ensuring best practice is maintained for the safety of drivers and horses.

The horse racing industry in the Hume region generates $206 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 1,600 full-time equivalent jobs locally.

“These new facilities will provide extra protection for trainers and racehorses, particularly during race meetings in winter,”  said Carbines. 

“We thank the Victorian Government for its significant investment in our new barn and tie up stables. This investment has allowed us to construct the modern infrastructure necessary to accommodate our horses and trainers," said Kilmore Racing Club Chairman Ian Wood.

“These facilities will prove immensely valuable both during race meetings and for those in training here at Kilmore.”