Champion trainer Chris Waller has led an extraordinary rebuke of the plans to develop and sell off Rosehill racecourse, calling out the leadership of Australian Turf Club chairman Peter McGauran and Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys at a members' forum meeting on Tuesday.

Waller, Australia’s premier trainer of the past decade, and Rosehill’s most significant tenant, has remained largely silent on the Rosehill issue since it was announced in December that the ATC and the state government would close, develop and sell off the iconic western Sydney racecourse in a process to start in 2028.

However, in an 18-minute presentation at the ATC-convened briefing meeting for members obtained by The Straight, Waller clinically took apart the ATC’s business case and planning for the deal, which has been estimated to be worth around $4.8 billion.

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