Scone is streets ahead in supporting big NSW races
August 18, 2023
The main streets in the Scone racing precinct were renamed this week to reflect the growing significance of Sydney’s three richest races.
The Upper Hunter Shire Council approved Everest Drive to replace Flemington Drive, Moonee Valley Close became Golden Eagle Close and Caulfield Place is now Golden Slipper Place.
Minister for Gaming and Racing David Harris said the decision to change the street names reinforces the link between the Hunter Valley’s thoroughbred breeding industry and Racing NSW’s globally significant races.
This Scone racing precinct has become a centre of excellence in NSW racing and includes the Scone raceourse, number racing stables and veterinary practices, Thoroughbred College, Racing Australia Genetics Laboratory, and is also the site of the soon to be constructed stables for another 300 horses. The Racing Minister visited Scone earlier this week to get a greater understanding of the economic importance of the thoroughbred industry to the region.
Photo (left to right): Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell, Mayor of Upper Hunter Shire, Council Maurice Collison, Minister for Gaming and Racing and Racing NSW Chief Operating Officer Graeme Hinton.
By Ray Thomas (Daily Telegraph)
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