Topic: Racing

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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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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Flemington Racecourse In Top Shape For Cup Carnival

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring Flemington Racecourse remains one of the world’s best racecourses with upgrades to the horse stalls and parade ring. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula was at Flemington today to announce the Labor Government is investing $150,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund for the upgrades, as part of a $525,000 […]

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Major Race Day Boost For Yarra Valley Racing

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the future of harness racing in the Yarra Valley as part of a major boost for Yarra Valley Racing. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Yarra Valley Racing today to announce the Labor Government is investing $48,000 to replace the former TAB building as part of a $96,000 […]

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Investing In World-Class Racing Facilities

The Andrews Labor Government is building new infrastructure and creating hundreds of new jobs at the Cranbourne Training Complex and Pakenham Racing Clubs as part of a major boost for racing in Victoria. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced a $17.5 million investment to create new facilities at both the Cranbourne Training Complex and […]

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Boosting Jobs And Investment In Harness Racing

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will cement our position as Australia’s premier racing state with an increase in prize money for Victorian harness racing. The harness racing industry contributes $600 million to Victoria’s economy and supports more than 4,300 jobs across the state, many in regional communities. A re-elected Labor Government will help grow the […]

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