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Trifecta of meets coming to new-look Kilcoy Racecourse

THE new-look Kilcoy Racecourse will gallop into action with a trifecta of meets to finish the year.

Published: 22nd November 2019

THE new-look Kilcoy Racecourse will gallop into action with a trifecta of meets to finish the year.

The Cannonball Final will be held on Saturday, 30 November, followed by Christmas Party Day on Friday, 20 December and the Harness Picnic Race Day on Monday, 30 December.

Somerset Regional Council received the keys to the upgraded facility on Melbourne Cup day, signalling the start of a new era at the Showgrounds Road venue.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the development included a shared barbecue space, indoor and outdoor dining area, tiered seating for 300 people, improvements to the betting ring and disability access, and a direct link to the Trackside Pavilion.

“This is a great boost not only for Kilcoy, but for the wider Somerset community and economy, and I acknowledge funding support from the State Government in helping to make this project a reality,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Annual visitation at Kilcoy Racecourse is tipped to increase from 74,000 people to 100,000 in coming years, and council is committed to ensuring its long-term success.

“With that in mind, council has purchased a 6ha block of land to the north of the racecourse and showground, clearing the way for future expansion at the site.

“This will allow for a new 1,200m chute to be added to the track, further increasing its appeal for more regional racing, including televised events.”

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