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 calendar, highlighted by the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m).
The day will also deliver the best locally-brewed craft beers, botanical-inspired cocktails, stunning wine selections and food from some of Melbourne’s top restaurants.
There will be a range of fun family activities including face painters, balloon artists and roving entertainment.
Since December 2014, the Labor Government has provided more than $15.5 million to support infrastructure projects and race meetings at Flemington.
The metropolitan thoroughbred racing industry generates more than $2.4 billion for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 19,000 full-time-equivalent jobs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“Victoria’s racing calendar is the best in the nation and we’re making sure that it stays that way.”
“Super Saturday draws racegoers from around the country, helping Melbourne to retain its standing as Australia’s sporting capital.”
Quotes attributable to Victoria Racing Club chair Amanda Elliot
“We thank the Victorian Government for supporting the marquee day on our autumn calendar.”
“Racegoers can enjoy world-class racing while experiencing the Super Garden Party. I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the party spirit.”