Melbourne Racing Club, Black Caviar booted from Caulfield Racecourse Reserve
GLEN Eira Council last night sent an explosive message to the Melbourne Racing Club and horse trainers at the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve move horse training elsewhere.
Caulfield Racecourse is home to world champion mare Black Caviar.
Councillors voted unanimously to adopt a 10-point position statement that commits all councillors to advocating for horse training to be phased out so the Crown land is open for more public use.
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The nine-point statement demands massive change, including phasing out all racehorse training.
Other key demands:
- Equal land for community sport and racetracks;
- Leases or licences put in place for each of the reserve's three main uses;
- Horse training to be phased out;
- Public use to take precedence over car parking;
- Commercial rent charged for all commercial activities; and
- Governance by committee of management.
Glen Eira has the smallest amount of public open space of any Melbourne council.Read the full council statement here.