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3/12/2018 Tuesday test for Eagle Farm

Up to a dozen horses will gallop on the new Eagle Farm course proper surface in the track's first major comeback test. Horses are expected to work on the course proper tomorrow to gauge the level the newly laid surface has reached. Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell said the track gallops would play an important part in assessing the suitability of the surface for racing. "We are hoping to get up to 12 open class horses and experienced jockeys. Provided the track stands up there will be barrier trials on the course proper on Tuesday week," Parnell said. "Then all things being OK we will have a race meeting on December 22."