Martin Synan - Moonee Valley Race Club

To whom it may concern

Moonee Valley had the pleasure of engaging Lawn and Turf Maintenance to be part of our renovation program during the month of April. From October 24th 2009 Moonee Valley has conducted some 19 meetings to the 5th April 2010 and the track was in need of a well deserved break. With a 8 week break from racing a program was set up to renovate the track and part of that program was to Verti drain the entire course proper 5.5 hectares with 19mm solid tines. Lawn & Turf Maintenance had the ability to engage 3 or more tractors and Verti drains to start this work on the Wednesday after racing on the Monday at 10.00am and have it completed by 3.00pm the same day, a task that normally take Moonee Valley staff 5 days using the industry Verti Drain. With time the essence of any track renovation all our work was started on the Tuesday and fully completed by the Thursday now giving the track a full 7 weeks to recover before we race again. With Lawn & Turf Maintenance having the ability to carry out other tasks such as seeding, scarifying and top dressing we as a club will trial these over the next 12 months with the intention of engaging Lawn & Turf Maintenance to carry out a full renovation programs in the future. We as a club have watched the work carried out by Lawn & Turf Maintenance at Flemington over the past couple of years with great results that we believe will help Moonee Valley present the best racing surface for our future racing.


Martin Synan
Racecourse & Facilities Manager

Moonee Valley Racing Club
A: P.O. Box 245, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne, 3039
T: 03 9373 2282 M: 0407 819 027