Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The first consignment of kennels for the upgrading of existing Tara Raceway kennel house facilities arrived at the Lake Terrace East venue on Tuesday.
Speaking at the track this week, kennel house project supervisor Tim Manterfield said the kennels were similar to those now used at Angle Park, Gawler and Murray Bridge and would replace the current brick and concrete fixtures.
“These are modern kennels which will be free-standing and are constructed of stainless steel,” he said.
Manterfield also said that the kennel house currently had a number of other inherent limitations.
“There is no stewards’ area, insufficient space in the swabbing room and compromised logistics in and around the kennel house.”
Greyhound Racing SA is also conscious of protecting against the potential financial impact upon participants arising from the interruption to racing during the period of the works.
“The last race meeting to be conducted using the kennel house in its current state will be on Sunday, August 18,” Manterfield said.
“Temporary kennelling facilities will be hired for approximately a six-week period and located at the back of the existing kennel house.”
Expected to cost more than $250,000, the project will also involve adding internal cladding to the entire building and applying an epoxy floor coating.