Category: Minister for Racing

Kicking In For Towong At Time-Honoured Cup Meet

The 149th running of the Towong Cup on Saturday will be a celebration for the community as it recovers from the summer bushfires that raged in the Upper Murray. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government was backing the Towong Turf Club with a grant of almost $20,000 to help […]

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Super Saturday Brings Best Of The Best To Flemington

Super Saturday at Flemington will showcase Australia’s best racehorses while providing off-track entertainment to suit all racegoers. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Andrews Labor Government would provide $20,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the A-list meeting on 7 March. Super Saturday is a standout day on Australia’s racing […]

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Melbourne To Host 2022 Asian Racing Conference

Melbourne will host the 39th Asian Racing Conference in 2022, bringing hundreds of delegates to Victoria for one of the most important international gatherings for leaders in the thoroughbred racing industry. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula joined Asian Racing Conference Secretary-General Andrew Harding at the closing ceremony of the 2020 Asian Racing Conference in Cape […]

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Track Project Boost For Wodonga Racing

Work will start today on major irrigaton improvements at Wodonga racecourse, enabled by significant support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced that the Government was providing $300,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the works, with the Wodonga and District Racing Club and Racing Victoria pitching in a […]

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Family-Friendly Boost For Mansfield Cup

Top racing and enhanced family entertainment will be on offer at the Mansfield Cup in April, thanks to a funding boost provided by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula was at the Mansfield racecourse today where he announced a  $20,000 allocation from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the popular Mansfield […]

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They’re Racing At Buchan – And Community Wins

The 133rd Buchan Cup will be run and won on Saturday, the meeting serving as a symbol of resilience just weeks after residents banded together to protect their racetrack from bushfire. While the fires charred the winning post and track and damaged running rails, the jockeys rooms and horse stalls were saved. The Buchan community […]

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Melbourne Racing Carnival Backs Bushfire Relief Effort

Racegoers and the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) will kick in for bushfire relief during the club’s Australia Day long weekend meetings – today at Mornington and tomorrow at Caulfield. The first weekend of the MRC’s Summer Racing Carnival of events will send fundraising proceeds the way of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Minister for Racing Martin […]

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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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