ACE Carluke horse trainer Keith Dalgleish would support any plans for a permanent racetrack being established at Overton Farm in Crossford.
Dalgleish (30), who trained a Scottish record of over 60 flat race winners last year, reckons having the track open throughout the winter – rather than the current arrangement of two meetings every February and March – would be “a great idea”.
He said: “It is a great location at Overton; nice and flat and nine furlongs.
“It would be ideal if we had a racetrack close at hand, because travelling down to England to places like the all-weather at Wolverhampton is a long trek for us.
“I’ve been to a couple of the point to point meetings at Overton Farm and they were very enjoyable with good ground for racing.”
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