TWELVE months on from becoming a single entity, a Racing Orange spokeswoman believes the club’s taking steps in the right direction.
While Racing Orange’s Ellie Brown took a moment to reflect on the milestone, she refused to let the club rest on it’s laurels.
“Very early on we sat down and made a strategy for three months, 12 months, three years, five years and 10 years,” she said.
“So far we’ve gone better than we anticipated but our focus now is to build on it and there’s a lot of work to be done from now.”
Mrs Brown told The Central Western Daily that since the split from Bathurst as part of the Golden West Race Club, things had come along in leaps in bounds.
“Our crowds are up, we’ve put infrastructure back into the track and course, we’re getting better race fields and better support from jockeys and trainers,” she said.
“Our reputation among the industry has increased enormously.”
Now she said, was the perfect time to continue the bid to become one of the leaders in country racing.
“We’ve said all along we want to become the regional centre of excellence for racing in the region,” she said.
“We have a clear path and know what we need to do to get there.
“Now we knuckle down and make sure we continue to work hard to get there.”
Mrs Brown said the next big thing on the agenda was further race track renovations for later this year.
“We’re just waiting for confirmation of big upgrades to Towac Park,” she said.
“We’ve also just had new railings put in, and we have a big Melbourne Cup meeting.
“We want to keep our race days vibrant and exciting, and so far things are falling into place nicely.”