KENDRICK Racing is opening a satellite stable in Brisbane this month.
The stable's main base will remain in Mackay. But the new Brisbane operation, which will kick off with six boxes at Deagon, will give owners and horses a better opportunity to take on city-class races.
"With the likes of Doubtfilly and Avaladyluck travelling south, we have found the costs can be considerable,''said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"The satellite stable will be more cost effective and give owners the chance to run for great prizemoney,''he said.
"The overall class of horses in our stable has increased in recent years.
"We're keen to give our owners the opportunity to target Brisbane races if their horses are up to them. "We want to provide that option of having a stable facility down there, rather than rely on hit-and run
missions from Mackay," said Kendrick.
"We can move them between the two centres, depending on their ability. "We especially have some nice young horses that we'd like to target Brisbane with."
Kendrick will have a reliable fulltime foreman at the Brisbane stables. "He's done plenty of work with me when I've had Ava and Doubtfilly down there. "I'll also be travelling back and forward making sure the stables continue the great strike rate that we have."
Avaladyluck is already at Deagon as she prepares for the Magic Millions 3YO (1400m) on the Gold Coast. Doubtfilly, set to return to work from a spell, will also be among the first horses in the new satellite stable.