Facilities

Overport Lodge Open For Business

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The Mark Jones Racing Stables are now in full residence at a new property, Overport Lodge, the Grange Road, Burnham, property previously developed by thoroughbred trainer Neil Ridley.

“We have 18 boxes inside. The property has 19 day paddocks, another six big ones in the middle of the track and about 30 all up,” he said. The 20.2 hectare property is in pristine condition, complete with an irrigation system for year long growth in the paddocks.

Kahdon Drive, named after the former NZ Trotter Of The Year.
Kahdon Drive, named after the former NZ Trotter Of The Year.

“Now, I’ve just got to get hold of a few superstars to fill them,” he said. The property is home to a 16-horse gated automated walking machine, which has a top speed of 18 kilometres an hour when fully wound up, and can work both clockwise, or anti clockwise.

Overport Lodge has a 1100m outer deep sand training track, while a 1000m all-weather track for fast work is under construction while Mark is taking the horses a short drive to Tim Butt’s Premier Stables for fast work in the interim.

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