They're Racing at Kilmore!

Some two thousand horses reside within a 25km radius of Kilmore. They comprise trotters, gallopers, stud breeding stock, and horses for leisure riding and occasional stock work. The Kilmore racing complex, located to the east of Kilmore, is one of the best equipped country racecourses in Australia. Some local trainers, drivers and riders have achieved fame for themselves and for Kilmore.

Several trainers have their own tracks which they train upon, for the Kilmore track has reached capacity for training. Regular trials are held for trotters and gallopers at the Kilmore racecourse.

Quite a number of local people are also employed on the course during meetings, working in catering, on the gate and in the TAB.

The Kilmore Trackside complex completed in 1999 provides seven day a week meals and is geared up to handle meetings and special events.

There is a major support industry of farriers, vets, saddlers and feed merchants and these employ local staff.

Organisations

Kilmore Adult Riding Club - San Mateo Court, Clonbinane, V 3658

Contact: Ms Pat Kosky. Tel: 57871541

Kilmore and District Pony Club - Box 18, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Heather Selkrig, President. Tel: 5782 2182

Kilmore Harness Racing Club - East Street, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Philip Bentley. Tel: 5782 1168

Kilmore Turf Club - East Street, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Philip Bentley. Tel: 5782 1168

Pyalong Riding Club - Pyalong Recreation Reserve

Contact: Ms Janine Stephens

Competitions held on 4th Sunday of each month.

Bandage Manufacturers

Invincible Saddlery Products - Butler's Road, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Harvey Liebmann. Tel: 5782 2425

Farriers

O'Dwyer's Horseshoes - Willomavin Road, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Danny O'Dwyer. Tel: 5782 1313

Feed Merchants

Highlands Produce - Northern Highway, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Kevin Maher. Tel: 5782 2166

Float Hire

Big Kilmore Shell - Powlett Street, Kilmore, V 3764

Horse Hire

Pretty Sally Trail Rides - Union Lane, Bylands, V 3762

Contact: Mrs Margaret Laurens Tel: 5782 2234/ 5782 0119; Mobile: 0428 352 509. Email: www.prettysallytrail@primus.com.au; Website: www.ozemail/com.au/~icsolutions/

Saddlers

Lowdens Saddleworld - 82 Sydney Street, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Mr Steven Dale. Tel: 5782 1711

Merlin Saddlery - O'Shea's Road, Kilmore East, V 3764

Contact: Mr Roger Dillon-Hensby. Tel: 5782 1243

Trainers

Gallopers

John Gaffney - 40-46 Burgess Road, Kilmore, V 3764

Tel: 5781 0348

Dennis Heather - McHarg's Road, Willowmavin, V 3764

Tel: 5782 1600

Lee Hope - 1 Burgess Road, Kilmore, V 3764

Tel: 5781 1049

Trotters

Transport

Veterinary Surgeons

Kilmore Veterinary Practice - Northern Highway, Kilmore, V 3764

Contact: Dr Peter Ellis. Tel: 5782 1574


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