Following the opening of the highly-regarded Polytrack at Hawkesbury Race Club last month, the club has been further buoyed by the announcement of a major sponsorship with the global track company’s founder and parent company, Martin Collins Australia.
Flying into Hawkesbury last week to oversee the newest of his synthetic tracks, president and founder, Martin Collins, was thrilled with the finished Polytrack, when he attended early morning jump outs on the new surface at the club last Friday.
“In addition to the Polytrack Provincial Championships Series, we are pleased to further sponsor such a progressive club as Hawkesbury and this latest track will no doubt be of benefit to their trainers,” said Collins.
Hawkesbury Race Club's chief executive, Greg Rudolph, was also delighted with the announcement, which will see a number of races bear the Polytrack name and logo throughout the course of the next season.
“To see that Martin Collins, through his worldwide network of racetracks and training tracks returns to the industry through sponsorships such as ours is very gratifying,” Rudolph said at the club’s last race meeting for the 2017/18 season on Sunday.
“It assists the club to make further improvements to our training facilities across the board as we strive towards attaining the best training facilities for our horses and their connections,” he added.
“Martin Collins can see firsthand, the industry progressing here in NSW and that is backed up by his continued sponsorship of our club.”
Hawkesbury Race Club last week announced plans had been submitted to the Hawkesbury City Council for a development of 75 boxes on-course and is working with Racing NSW in the next phase of planned capital works.