The changed South-east Queensland racing schedule has afforded the opportunity to complete an autumn renovation of the Eagle Farm course proper.
After the midweek meeting on March 25 the course proper was pared back to take off the leaf.
Scarifying was then carried out followed up with regular aerating of the profile and then a comprehensive program of fertilization.
The accompanying images taken in late March and a month later illustrate the progress the track has made in that timeframe.
Eagle Farm will be back as a racing venue on May 23 with two feature Group 2 races – The Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes and the TAB Victory Stakes. These two races offer the respective winners automatic entry into Group 1 races at Eagle Farm on June 6. The two-year-old winner of the Champagne earns automatic entry into the J J Atkins (1400m) and the Victory winner is exempt from the ballot for the Stradbroke Handicap.
It is planned to carry out a spring renovation of Eagle Farm with a view to a return for The Gateway meeting in early December 2020.