Boxing Day greyhound racing is back at the Horsham Showgrounds track, thanks to a joint funding package of more than $13,300 supported by the Andrews Labor Government.
The Labor Government is contributing more than $6,700 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to Horsham’s Boxing Day Picnic at the Races on 26 December.
Greyhound Racing Victoria is providing more than $4,500 towards the race day, while the Horsham Greyhound Racing Club is contributing more than $2,100.
The Boxing Day event is promising to be a fun-filled day of racing and trackside entertainment, with racegoers encouraged to pack a picnic and take in the excitement of greyhound racing while also catching the Boxing Day Test on the big screen.
Entertainment will be on offer for young and old with a designated area for children as well as an inflatable ‘Old English Pub’-style bar and garden. The bar will include a barbeque throughout the day for hungry patrons.
Every child will receive a free slushie, popcorn and fairy floss, with jumping castles, a giant slide and face painting also on offer.
Since 2014, the Labor Government has contributed more than $24,800 to support two greyhound racing events at Horsham.
The racing industry in the Wimmera Region generates more than $37 million for the Victorian economy annually and helps sustain more than 360 full-time equivalent jobs in the region.
Quote attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“The Boxing Day greyhound event at Horsham is a great opportunity for the club to showcase quality greyhound racing while also supporting local jobs and providing an economic boost to the economy.”
Quote attributable to Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford
“We’re proud to support this festive picnic race day for the Horsham Greyhound Racing Club because it brings the community together and attracts visitors to our beautiful region.”
Quote attributable to Horsham Greyhound Racing Club Manager Justin Brilliant
“We’re proud to support this festive picnic race day for the Horsham Greyhound Racing Club - bringing the community together and attracting visitors far and wide to all that our Grampians region has to offer."
Reviewed 19 August 2020