First Gallop on the New Kensington Track

Posted on October 1st, 2013

The opening of the new Kensington track on October 7 is on target after the first official gallop was conducted there this morning.

Hugh Bowman and Peter Robl galloped horses on the new strath-ayr surface and both had positive reports after the gallop.

Randwick Track Manager, Nevesh Ramdhani, today told Racing Network the gallop had been a huge success.

“Hugh Bowman and Peter Robl were highly-complimentary of the new track.

“They had a really good response and told me there was a very good cushion in the track as well,” Ramdhani said.

The Kensington track hasn’t staged a meeting since late October last year and since then a complete re-build of the track has been under-taken.

“We now have a complete re-build to a proper strath-ayr profile, great drainage, and a new grass called ‘village green’ kikuyu, which grows like a monster,” he said.

“It’s a new hybrid version of the former grass but this grows so much faster and now we have roots all the way through the profile and into the mesh,” he added.

The first meeting on the new Kensington track is due to be staged on Monday, October 7.


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