This year’s Summer of Glory Racing Carnival will culminate with racing fans and families descending on Tabcorp Park tonight, with support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the Labor Government is allocating more than $33,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program for the Summer of Glory series, building up to the A.G. Hunter Cup.
Tabcorp Park Melton is investing more than $80,000 toward the event and Harness Racing Victoria is contributing $36,500.
The club is rolling out the red carpet with activities to engage both the trotting tragic and the more recent fans. From live music by solo artists and a DJ spinning tracks on the lawn, to stilt walkers and magicians, and prizes and giveaways.
For those who cannot make it to Tabcorp Park Melton tonight, the event will be broadcast live on Racing.com free-to-air TV channels Ch78 or Ch68 for regional viewers.
The world-class coverage will feature all the action from the night, including the Group 1 Del-Re National A.G. Hunter Cup, the Group 1 Alabar Bloodstock Ladyship Mile and the Group 1 DNR Logistics 4YO Bonanza.
Since December 2014, the Labor Government has approved more than $1,340,000 to support race meetings and racing infrastructure projects at Tabcorp Park Melton.
The harness racing industry in outer Melbourne generates $187.6 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain over 1,500 full-time-equivalent jobs locally.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“We back the state’s racing industry because we know it creates jobs and supports local businesses.”
“There will be plenty great racing at Tabcorp Park Melton tonight and I’d encourage everyone to get trackside.”
Quote attributable to Member for Melton Steve McGhie
“Summer of Glory Racing Carnival is a great way to connect the growing community, while bolstering local tourism and jobs.”
Quote attributable to Harness Racing Victoria Chair Dale Monteith
“Summer of Glory at Tabcorp Park continues to be part of our vision to see harness racing flourish in Victoria and we are pleased to have the support of the government in making this happen.”
Reviewed 05 February 2022