Category: Minister for Racing

New Ambulance Track On Its Way To Bairnsdale

One of Victoria’s oldest thoroughbred racing venues is about to get one of the state’s newest dedicated ambulance tracks, thanks to more than $30,000 funding to the Bairnsdale Racing Club from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the boost from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to relocate the current ambulance […]

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Miller Appointed To Board Of Greyhound Racing Victoria

Leading sports and racing administrator Greg Miller will join the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV). Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Mr Miller on his appointment to the board, where he will serve as deputy chair. Mr Miller brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has been chief executive of Sandown Greyhound […]

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Out With The Old As Bendigo Wins Horse Stalls Upgrade

Bendigo Jockey Club will soon have more accessible and safer horse stalls under a new funding package of more than $510,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Government would invest $250,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the major upgrade, with the club tipping […]

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Charlton Set For Grandstand Return To Racing

Racegoers can look forward to celebrating the new $4.2 million grandstand and community hub at Charlton Park Reserve in style at a special harness meeting on Sunday. The new multi-purpose facility at Charlton Park Reserve replaces old buildings that were in poor condition, flood-damaged and no longer met the needs of the community. The Andrews […]

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Christmas Cheer Rings Throughout The Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Racing’s inaugural Christmas Cup meeting will receive some extra yuletide cheer, thanks to a funding package of more than $62,000. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government would contribute more than $17,500 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the festive race meeting on Friday, 20 December. […]

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Horsham Racing Celebrates Christmas And Funding Boost

Horsham racecourse is on a winner this Christmas with Andrews Labor Government support for a new entertainment centre plus backing for the Horsham and District Racing Club’s Santa Races meeting on Sunday. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that Horsham racecourse would soon boast a fantastic new entertainment and function centre thanks to more […]

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Off And Racing At The Picnics With Key Facilities Upgrades

Eight picnic horse racing venues across Victoria will soon reap the benefits of upgraded facilities thanks to $300,000 in funding provided by the Andrews Labor Government and racing industry bodies. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Labor Government would invest $100,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the projects, with […]

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Tim Eddy Appointed To Board Of Racing Victoria

The board of Racing Victoria has been strengthened with the appointment of senior business leader Tim Eddy. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that Mr Eddy would replace Michael Andrew, who passed away in June after providing three years of service to the Racing Victoria board. Mr Eddy has 40 years’ experience leading and […]

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Education, Support For New Greyhound Racing Code

The introduction of minimum conditions for the keeping of racing greyhounds will be aided by a major funding boost delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Government would invest $1 million to provide practical support to help participants comply with the Code of Practice for the Keeping […]

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Sandown Hosts Melbourne Cup For Greyhounds

The Andrews Labor Government is backing greyhound racing’s Melbourne Cup program at Sandown tonight, with top racing and family entertainment at the top of the bill. The Melbourne Cup is one of the premier greyhound races in Australia and is widely regarded around the world. Sixty-four greyhounds battled it out in eight heats last Friday, […]

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