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Green Light for Equine Vet Clinic in Murray Bridge

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A new equine-focused veterinary clinic will be built at Murray Bridge Racing Club at Gifford Hill.

News of the project follows a $5 million dollar State Budget funding announcement to help transform the club into one of Australia’s elite horse-training facilities with 150 on-course stables and a 70-metre equine pool.

The clinic is being funded privately with SA-based Torrens Building and Civil appointed for the construction, which has received development application approval.

Racing SA CEO Nick Redin said the veterinary clinic was another step forward in the club’s journey towards becoming an integral component of the organisation’s long-term SA racing industry strategy.

“This vet clinic, together with the previously announced stables and state-of-the-art equine pool, plus the uphill sand track, helps us deliver a full on-course service at Murray Bridge and gives the facility an even better chance of attracting new trainers to our state,” Mr Redin said.

According to Mr Redin, since the Gifford Hill facility was opened in 2019, the SA racing industry has seen a significant increase in awareness from trainers – from around SA, interstate and overseas – about the Murray Bridge Racing Club and its growing appeal.

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