It's been close to 18 months since racing has been held at "headquarters" in Brisbane but the again renovated track at Eagle Farm has been given the tick of approval from industry participants after close to a dozen horses galloped there this morning.
In what's a decent issue over the last 4 years but in news showing it's been close to rectified, Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell is prepared to schedule Saturday, December 22 as the first meeting back providing the track performs well at the trials next Tuesday.
Former Flemington track manager Mick Goodie has been involved in the latest renovation whilst post the gallops this morning, veteran jockey Jim Byrne was full of praise when interviewed by Racing Queensland.
" I walked the track two months ago and I didn't want to do it again until I actually galloped on it as I didn't want any pre-conceived thoughts on it, I just wanted to go out and feel the track and this morning I was ecstatic about it." Byrne said.
"There's no kick-back and it doesn't appear like they are getting into it at all."
Local trainer Chris Anderson was also asked for his thoughts and elaborated a little further on the importance of Eagle Farm to Racing Queensland.
"The track is imperative, if we don't have Eagle Farm we have nothing." Anderson said.
"Our industry is driven on revenue and this where punters have confidence."
At least two trials will be h...