Opening of Ballarat's new Uphill Synthetic Track

May 19, 2011

Just completed at the Dowling Forest Training Facility is a new 1400m uphill straight synthetic training track.

The track which uses the natural landscape to work it’s way uphill will provide strength training for thoroughbreds that cannot be achieved on a traditional flat track.

Also being straight, rather than circular it takes a good amount of pressure off the horse’s legs, reducing the risk of joint and knee injuries.

With the track measuring eight metres wide, it provides enough room for fast and slow work and Mawsafe plastic running rails have been installed to improve the safety of both horse and rider.

Other valuable features include a trainer’s box at the 1000m mark, timing communciations and lighting systems. Dan is most excited about the new track and feels it will be invaluable in giving his horse’s the leading edge. Over the coming months we will be giving our owners more insight to this fabulous facility.