Topic: Racing

Family Fun At Sandown Park This Winter

The Andrews Labor Government is helping racegoers escape the winter blues at Sandown Park in July as part of the 2018 Dollars for Dinner series. As part of a joint funding package worth almost $115,000, the Labor Government is providing almost $32,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program towards the series, which […]

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Reappointments To Greyhound Racing Victoria Board

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the reappointment of Bernie Carolan as Chair of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board and Robert Greenall as a board member. Mr Carolan has been the Chair of the Board since 2015, a period that has seen the greyhound industry undertake significant reforms to improve integrity and animal welfare. Currently […]

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Upgrades For Warragul Greyhound Racing

The Andrews Labor Government is improving integrity and animal welfare at the Warragul and District Greyhound Racing Club with the installation of a new digital PA system and catching pen CCTV. The Labor Government partnered with Greyhound Racing Victoria and the club as part of a $105,000 joint funding package – to deliver the infrastructure […]

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Improving Infrastructure For Hamilton Racing Codes

The Andrews Labor Government is improving thoroughbred and harness racing in Hamilton with infrastructure upgrades and event funding. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the Hamilton Racing Club to unveil the newly constructed thoroughbred mounting yard, and announce funding for audiovisual upgrades to support the 2018 Hamilton Cup. The mounting yard has been reconfigured […]

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Improving Safety At Dunkeld Racecourse

The Andrews Labor Government is improving fencing at the Dunkeld Racecourse to boost safety for jockeys, horses and trainers. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the Dunkeld Racecourse to announce the installation of kangaroo-proof perimeter fencing and plastic running rails at the racetrack. The government is contributing more than $47,000 towards the upgrades from […]

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Apsley Cup Returns To Edenhope

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australia’s oldest racing club as part of the 2018 Apsley Cup. The Labor Government is providing more than $19,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund Raceday Attraction Program to support the event, as part of a $46,000 joint funding initiative. The cup is returning home to Edenhope Racecourse on […]

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Melbourne Cup Tour Kicks Off

The Andrews Labor Government today launched the 16th annual Melbourne Cup Tour that will see the prestigious Cup visit towns across Australia and the globe. The tour will include Shepparton, Nagambie, Skipton, Wodonga, Portland, Camperdown, Stawell, Wangaratta and Goornong in Victoria. The tour provides local communities, councils, schools, hospitals, aged care centres and other organisations […]

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Major Track And Safety Boost For Bendigo Jockey Club

Bendigo Racecourse is set to benefit from a major $400,000 boost for a suite of key infrastructure upgrades, including a water sustainability project. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing almost $210,000 towards the upgrades, while Racing Victoria is providing $70,000, and the Bendigo Jockey Club is delivering almost $139,000. A new two-megalitre dam will be […]

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Making Online Betting Companies Pay Their Fair Share

The Andrews Labor Government is making wagering and betting companies pay their fair share of Victorian taxes – no matter where they are based. From 1 January 2019, a Point of Consumption Tax (PoCT) will apply to wagering and betting companies – many of which have been profiting from Victorian punters without paying a cent […]

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Major Upgrade For Warrnambool’s Wannon Park

Warrnambool greyhound racing is set to receive a major boost thanks to a $1.4 million joint funding package supported by the Andrews Labor Government The Labor Government is providing $685,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support significant infrastructure upgrades to Wannon Park, and a further $24,000 to support tonight’s 2018 Warrnambool Greyhound Cup. […]

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