Work begins on the Synthetic Track at Riccarton Park


Work begins on the Synthetic Track at Riccarton Park

Synthetic Track underway

Wednesday 13 January 2021 saw the beginning of an exciting development for Riccarton Park with a ground breaking ceremony for the new Synthetic Track.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Canterbury Jockey Club Chairman Gordon Fulton and Trustees of the Christchurch Racecourse Chairman Peter Cordner turn over the first piece of turf for this project.

Local Company Fulton Hogan will be building the base of the Synthetic Track which is to be positioned on the inside of the turf Course Proper, and is planned for completion by the first day of the new racing season Sunday 1 August 2021.