Category: Minister for Racing

Funding Boost To Enhance Integrity In Harness Racing

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $3.1 million for Harness Racing Victoria to strengthen its testing regime to stamp out performance-enhancing substances in harness racing. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the Geelong Harness Racing Club at Beckley Park to announce the funding from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund. The grant will enable Harness […]

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Victoria A World Leader In Fight Against Drugs In Racing

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up the fight against performance-enhancing substances in racing, with a $1.6 million investment in a world-class drug testing laboratory in Flemington. The Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL) laboratory takes blood, hair and urine samples from race horses and greyhounds to test for prohibited substances. The laboratory carries out more […]

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Father’s Day Fun For Families At The Stawell Trots

Dads will enjoy a day out at the Stawell harness races this Father’s Day thanks to $6,500 from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government is supporting the annual Father’s Day Trots Meeting tomorrow through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program. The Stawell Harness Racing Club is also contributing more than $9,000 towards […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Western Victoria Region

Upgrades Put Seymour On Track For Racing Success

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better facilities and the biggest race day of the year at Seymour Racing Club. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula inspected the Club’s new $1.2 million training track today and announced a funding package for the 2017 Seymour Cup. The Labor Government contributed $600,000 towards the new sand fibre […]

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Funding Boost For Bendigo Racecourse

Racegoers at the Bendigo Jockey Club will get uninterrupted views of all the on-course action, thanks to a new $320,000 big screen funded with support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Bendigo Racecourse today to announce the Labor Government will provide more than $160,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Northern Victoria Region

Funding Boost For Horsham Racing Centre

The Horsham Racing Centre is on track to benefit from $160,000 in infrastructure upgrades thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the centre – home to both the Horsham and District Racing Club (HDRC) and Horsham Harness Racing Club (HHRC) – to announce funding for new starting […]

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Funding Boost For Cobram Harness Racing

Cobram & District Harness Racing Club is building its reputation as a top regional racing venue with a new head-on camera tower and on-course stabling complex, thanks to almost $69,000 in funding. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today unveiled the new on-course stables, which feature three complexes of two stables and day yards accommodating six […]

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Winter Racing Heats Up At Sandown

Sandown Park will host four key greyhound race meetings every Thursday night this month, thanks to a joint funding package of almost $118,000. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing more than $22,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to help attract more people to the track. The Sandown Greyhound Racing Club is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Ministers, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

Christmas Comes Early At The Meadows

The Meadows is helping bring a touch of festive cheer this winter with nine Christmas in July themed greyhound race meetings, thanks to almost $94,000 in funding. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing more than $46,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program and the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association is providing more than […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Racing, Northern Metropolitan Region

Girls Night Out At Cranbourne Greyhounds

Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Centre will host a Girls Night Out event this Friday thanks to a joint funding package of more than $17,000. The Andrews Labor Government and the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club are providing more than $8700 towards the 2017 event, which aims to attract more women to the track for a night of […]

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