Eagle Farm Infield Stables Welcome First Owners

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Trainer Kelly Schweida threw open the gates to his stable barns in the infield of Eagle Farm Racecourse on Sunday 4 June 2017 for owners to take a look around the new facilities and enjoy a relaxed family barbecue. About 60 guests got acquainted with the spacious, state-of-the-art accommodation for their thoroughbreds, heaping praise on the surrounds and well-equipped amenities provided for staff.

Among those who enjoyed the Kelly Schweida Racing open day were owners of filly Cellargirl, which took out the Listed JRA Bill Carter Stakes at Treasury Brisbane Ladies’ Oaks Day at Doomben on Saturday. Also seeing how the filly they bred, Rock De France, was settling in were owners Holly Sutton, Aaron Brooks and three-year-old daughter Georgia. “This is our first look at the stables,” said Holly. “This is a magnificent set-up. Quite unbelievable.”

Schweida is the first of the trainers now installed in the $20 million Eagle Farm infield stabling complex to host an open day for owners.

Designed by internationally recognised architects Populous, the stabling complex houses 430 horses and offers rooftop viewing platforms, modern waste collection, quality security, and landscaped hospitality spaces for use by trainers and owners. This is the first time in Australia that the infield of a metropolitan racetrack has been utilised for stables.