RACING Orange staff have started dramatic renovations on the Towac Park headquarters in preparation for the 2014-15 racing season.
After a rain-marred 2013-14 season, Racing Orange members made the decision to redevelop specific parts of Towac - on and off the track - in a bid to increase patronage and patrons’ enjoyment, and give the venue a new lease of life.
When Orange’s spring carnival begins on Friday, October 3 Towac Park will boast a redeveloped winning owners’ and sponsors’ bar, front bar, front entrance, ticket booth, parents and disabled facilities along with new barriers courtesy of Racing NSW.
“We’ve also laid 160 tonnes of sand onto the sand track, to boost the training facilities,” Racing Orange executive officer Daniel Brincat, who was recently appointed to the position permanently, explained.
“The new winning owners’ and sponsors’ bar is our old winning owners’ bar, we’ve renovated it and plan to furnish it with old memorabilia from the Orange track soon. The new bar goes in soon, all redone, it will look great.
“It will bring sponsors closer to the track, and is a way for us to thank them. They do so much for us, in fact a lot of sponsors have donated materials, carpet, labour, paint and a number of other things to help us in this, they’ve been incredible.”
Mr Brincat said the redevelopment is part of Racing Orange’s radical plans for the new season, and is much about increasing aesthetics as functionality.
“We’re trying to give the place a new lease on life, and utilise the six months where we don’t race,” he said.
“It’s a bit of bigger plans for Racing Orange, and hopefully people will notice and enjoy all the work that has been done.
“Aesthetics is a part of bringing people in, and keeping them here. It’s baby steps to us getting where we want to be, we have big goals and this is the start.”