More harness racing meetings at Towac Park ‘a winner’: Toole

ON TRACK ACTION: Terry Neil interviews NSW racing minister Paul Toole trackside at Towac Park during a break in the action on Sunday.
ON TRACK ACTION: Terry Neil interviews NSW racing minister Paul Toole trackside at Towac Park during a break in the action on Sunday.

Towac Park got another entry in the history books as it hosted harness racing on grass for the first time in 30 years.

Orange Harness Racing Club held two meetings, with freshly minted NSW racing minister Paul Toole track side to see the spectacle.

“It’s great to see harness racing back at Towac Park, council and organisers have done a great job to ensure harness racing has returned to Orange,” Mr Toole said.

“It does send a message, racing on grass may be on the comeback.”

Mr Toole said the weekend’s racing meeting was a thrill for all involved including trainers, drivers and spectators.

He said expected more race meetings would be something Harness Racing NSW would be considering.

“Any more races in Bathurst or Orange would be considered a win,” Mr Toole said.

“(Towac Park) is a great facility, we don’t want to see it sitting idle all year-round. It’s important we can make use of them.”