It's evident in the image above just how expensive running Macedon Lodge would be........all the staff in the image plus keeping that pool in shape in the Macedon Ranges would be a job on it's own.
Sad part for me that even with these facilities the number of horses that left there and had incredible handicap ratings put on them by other trainers was far too good to be true.
Annus Mirabilis left there with a 72 rating and S Webb took him to a 100 rater...... RIP Annus.
The reasons that Akzar and High Church had 14 or so rating points put on them by D Weir are about to become exposed next year by Victorian police.......nothing to do with sand dunes!
Last couple of years has seen that trend reverse.
Watching La Trobe unable to get passed Trap For Fools in the 2018 Mackinnon Stakes would surely have a lot of people just giving up.....it was a $2,000,000 race!
Thanks to Victorian police that will also be explained.........J McLean says the EPO was for his personal use.
I can understand the dream behind Macedon Lodge but the reality of staying horses and firm ground are just too opposite, in this country.