Tony Gollan begins move into Eagle Farm’s new infield stables

Story courtesy Nathan Exelby – Brisbane Courier Mail


WITH his feet planted firmly on home soil again, premier trainer Tony Gollan is approaching the immediate future in Queensland with renewed optimism, starting with his move to the infield at Eagle Farm this month.

Fresh from an equal career-best four metropolitan Doomben winners on Wednesday, Gollan is hoping to add to the tally at Eagle Farm on Saturday, with a string of good chances.

Thinking bigger picture, Gollan sees positive signs on the home front, not the least being the opening of the infield stables at Eagle Farm.

Gollan will move half of his team to the infield this month, along with Rob Heathcote.


Tony Gollan is looking forward moving some of his team into the new stables at Eagle Farm. Picture: Peter Wallis

The pair are first to move because their stables are closest to the new high rise development. The other Eagle Farm trainers are scheduled to move at the end of April.

“I’m really looking forward to moving in,” Gollan said. “I’m actually a bit excited about what lies ahead in Queensland right now. We flirted with Sydney for six months and it was a big learning curve. I wouldn’t rule out having another shot down south, but I would never try it in a satellite stable situation again.

“We’re back in Brisbane now and its head down doing the best we possibly can here.”


Scorcha was one of Tony Gollan’s four winners at Doomben last Wednesday.

            Gollan feels predicted rain will suit most of his Eagle Farm team on Saturday, including Hi I’m Back in the Toowoomba Weetwood.

 “He has a bit of weight, but over 1000m it won’t hurt as much as it would have in a 1200m race,” he said. “He came back to 1000m from 1200m last prep and was really effective. He really enjoys Eagle Farm. That’s why I think he will like Toowoomba too.”

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