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Deagon Racecourse on track for major upgrade

The Deagon Racecourse is pretty much the poor cousin of Brisbane’s racing infrastructure but it is set for a much needed and long overdue redevelopment.

The plan is to turn it into a Training Centre with stabling for more than 200 horses.

It could also include an equine hospital and swimming pool, short-stay accommodation and an education centre for apprentice jockeys and stable hands.

The planning process is expected to start later this year and Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell tells Mark the potential of the site goes well beyond just racing.

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