Topic: 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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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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Tim Eddy Appointed To Board Of Racing Victoria

The board of Racing Victoria has been strengthened with the appointment of senior business leader Tim Eddy. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that Mr Eddy would replace Michael Andrew, who passed away in June after providing three years of service to the Racing Victoria board. Mr Eddy has 40 years’ experience leading and […]

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Education, Support For New Greyhound Racing Code

The introduction of minimum conditions for the keeping of racing greyhounds will be aided by a major funding boost delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced that the Government would invest $1 million to provide practical support to help participants comply with the Code of Practice for the Keeping […]

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Sandown Hosts Melbourne Cup For Greyhounds

The Andrews Labor Government is backing greyhound racing’s Melbourne Cup program at Sandown tonight, with top racing and family entertainment at the top of the bill. The Melbourne Cup is one of the premier greyhound races in Australia and is widely regarded around the world. Sixty-four greyhounds battled it out in eight heats last Friday, […]

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Duncan Appointed Chair Of Greyhound Racing Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Peita Duncan as chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria, and reappointed fellow board member Emmett Dunne for two further years. Minister for Racing Martin Pakula congratulated Ms Duncan and Mr Dunne, saying they had served the GRV board with distinction. Ms Duncan has been acting GRV chair for several months […]

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