‘Australia’s Newmarket’: Racing NSW plans training mecca on proposed mine site
By Chris Roots
Racing NSW has ambitious plans to transform a proposed mine site in the Southern Highlands into a world-class training centre and “horse town” modelled on Newmarket in England.
The organisation has also purchased two racecourses in the Hunter region but the most ambitious vision is to find a property of more than 400 hectares to establish the country’s premier training hub within two hours of Sydney. A favoured location is a greenfield site near Berrima where the controversial Hume Coal Project is proposed to be developed.