Category: Minister for Racing

Bringing The Best Of The Melbourne Cup To Shanghai

The Andrews Labor Government has brought the fashion, fun and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival to China by showcasing some of the best Victorian spring racing fashion and millinery in Shanghai today. The prized Melbourne Cup was also on display in China, giving local racing fans a taste of Australia’s race that stops the […]

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Track Brings Year-Round Benefits For Ballarat

Ballarat’s premier thoroughbred racing and training venue will now be able to operate no matter the weather, with the launch of Ballarat Turf Club’s new synthetic training track. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today officially opened the $10 million track at Ballarat Racecourse, which has been supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Racing Industry […]

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Warrnambool Racing Club Gets May Carnival Upgrade

The Warrnambool Racing Club is set to entertain even more racing enthusiasts with the Andrews Labor Government today announcing funding towards the Matilda Room extension project. The Labor Government will provide $300,000 to ensure the project can start immediately following this year’s May Carnival, with works planned to be completed in time for the famous […]

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Improving Infrastructure At Stawell Racing Club

Stawell Racing Club will undergo major sewerage works to connect the club’s septic system to the rest of the town, thanks to a joint funding package worth nearly $160,000. The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $76,600 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the upgrades. Currently, the Stawell racecourse is serviced by multiple […]

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Harness Racing Victoria Board Appointments Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the reappointment of six members of the Board of Harness Racing Victoria, ensuring the industry continues to go from strength-to-strength. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced the reappointment of Dale Monteith as Chair, Rothacker Medallist recipient Elizabeth Clarke who returns as Deputy Chair, veterinarian Catherine Ainsworth, marketing and communications […]

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Super Saturday Comes Alive At Flemington

The Victoria Racing Club is set to celebrate its first ever Super Saturday Garden Party race meeting this weekend, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the Labor Government will provide $60,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund’s Raceday Attraction Program, alongside $186,000 from the Victoria Racing […]

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Racing Integrity Commissioner Reappointed

Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, will continue in the role for another two years, having led important reforms to improve integrity and animal welfare standards in the Victorian racing industry. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the reappointment of Mr Perna, the state’s first Racing Integrity Commissioner, for another term. Mr Perna was […]

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Million Dollar Upgrade For Flemington Training Track

Australia’s premier racing destination will soon be able to operate rain, hail or shine, with works set to begin on a new, world-class synthetic training track at Flemington Racecourse. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government, through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund, will provide $624,000 towards the $1.56 million first […]

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Statement On Racing Victoria Investigation

I’m aware of an investigation into the activities of licensed persons in the Warrnambool and Ballarat area by Racing Victoria’s Integrity Services and Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit. As Minister for Racing and a racing lover, I’m committed to maintaining the integrity of our sport and any allegations of breaches are extremely disappointing. This […]

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Boost For Biggest Trots Racing Series In Australasia

Victoria will host Australasia’s biggest harness racing event tonight at Tabcorp Park in Melton thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government has contributed $335,000 toward a funding package of more than $1.2 million, including more than $150,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund for infrastructure upgrades to improve public amenities, lighting […]

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