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« 2018-Oct-11, 04:26 PM Reply #25 »
$40m boost pledged for Victorian racing
Shane Anderson@Globalgallop   10:19am
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A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will commit $33 million towards Victorian thoroughbred prizemoney levels from 2019, supporting increases to minimum levels across the state.

Racing Victoria will add a further $7m, taking the package to in excess of $40m should the Government be returned in November's state election.

This has been designed to further drive continued local and international investment in Victorian thoroughbred racing and supporting jobs across the state.

Martin Pakula, Victoria's Minister for Racing and Attorney-General, made the announcement at the launch of the 2018 Stella Artois Caulfield Cup Carnival on Wednesday night.

The increases will be spread across all levels of thoroughbred racing with an emphasis on grassroots competition, which Pakula said generates more than $3 billion annually for the Victorian economy and supports the equivalent of 25,000 full-time jobs.

Implemented from January 1, 2019, the package would boost minimum prizemoney levels for every racing category to the equal of anywhere in Australia.

This includes lifting minimum prizemoney levels at Victoria's 170 country race meetings to $35,000 per race and $50,000 minimum prizemoney per race for mid-week metropolitan race meetings.

Saturday metropolitan races for three-year-olds and staying races over 2000m or further will now be worth a minimum of $135,000, while there will be $125,000 minimum prizemoney per race for all other Saturday metropolitan races excluding pathway races.

"It is really important that Victoria maintains its pre-eminence as the number one racing jurisdiction," Pakula said.

RV Chairman Brian Kruger said that this commitment from the Andrews Labor Government was an outstanding result for the state.

"We welcome this strong commitment from the Andrews Labor Government to strengthen their support of Victorian thoroughbred racing and importantly the 92,000 people that actively participate within our industry," Kruger said.

"Victoria has long been regarded as the premier racing state in Australia and like the Andrews Labor Government we are committed to maintaining that position of primacy.

"A vibrant and successful thoroughbred racing industry is great for Victoria. Enhancing returns to our owners, trainers, jockeys and breeders, particularly at the grassroots, is crucial to that.

"Eighty per cent of our racing is conducted outside metropolitan Melbourne and this package would see minimum prizemoney increases at all country TAB meetings.

"This continues the support for grassroots racing with increases already implemented this season for country non-TAB meetings.

"Victoria is the home of the stayer, hosting 40 per cent of the nation's staying races including its most famous cups.

"Through this prizemoney package we want to ensure that Victoria remains the destination to race a stayer or a three-year-old."

The Victoria Racing Club welcomed the Labor Government's pledge, with Chairman Amanda Elliott saying the announcements continued a stunning few days for the Victorian racing industry, which was still buoyant after seeing Winx win a second-straight Turnbull Stakes on a day that produced record turnover of more than $81m.

"We acknowledge and welcome the Andrews Labor Government's significant support of the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry in announcing a $33 million increase to prizemoney over the next two years, if re-elected," Elliott said.

"We also recognise Racing Victoria's commitment to boost prizemoney, taking the package to more than $40 million.

"This has been an exceptional week for racing in Victoria, which began with last Saturday's TAB Turnbull Stakes Day where a record crowd of 24,807, a 22.3 per cent increase on last year, witnessed Winx's incredible victory and the raceday saw substantial wagering turnover of $81.4 million, up 17.7 per cent on 2017.

"The excitement of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival continues with spectacular Group 1 racing coming up at Caulfield and Moonee Valley. Then it is the VRC's Melbourne Cup Week – Australia's premier racing event.

"The 2018 Melbourne Cup Carnival will be one for the ages, as the VRC officially opens its world-class Club Stand and Flemington stages Australia's biggest celebration of sport, fashion, food and entertainment."

Kruger will appear on After The Last on Racing.com free-to-air channels 78 and 68, Foxtel 529 and streamed on digital at 5:15pm AEDT on Thursday to discuss this announcement and other plans for the Victorian industry.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2018-Oct-11, 05:26 PM Reply #26 »

ALAS NO MORE

What are these guys smoking?

Martin Pakula, Victoria's Minister for Racing and Attorney-General  -- "It is really important that Victoria maintains its pre-eminence as the number one racing jurisdiction,"

RVL Chairman Brian Kruger said   -- "Victoria has long been regarded as the premier racing state in Australia and like the Andrews Labor Government we are committed to maintaining that position of primacy.



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« 2018-Oct-12, 08:08 PM Reply #27 »
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A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will cement Victoria’s position as Australia’s premier racing state with an increase in prize money for Victorian thoroughbred racing.
The thoroughbred racing industry contributes $3.2 billion to Victoria’s economy and supports more than 25,000 jobs across the state, many in regional areas.
A re-elected Labor Government will help grow the sport and support grass roots racing across Victoria with a $33 million boost to prizemoney over the next two years.
This will ensure Victoria can continue to host first class events and keep jobs, investment, trainers and horses in Victoria.
It will allow the Victorian racing industry to maintain the very best quality of thoroughbred horses and attract more investment from overseas and interstate for breeding, rearing and training.

This major investment will ensure racing in Victoria remains of the highest standard and returns more money to the hard working and dedicated participants, including owners, trainers, jockeys and stable-hands in both suburban and regional areas.

The Labor Government will announce funding support for the other racing codes in the coming days.

Only Labor will grow our thoroughbred racing industry and jobs, and ensure Victoria remains the number one racing state.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

“A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will ensure Victoria remains the premier racing state with a boost in prize money to ensure jobs and investment remain right here in Victoria and continue to grow.”

“Victorian racing is more than just the Spring Racing Carnival. This increase in prizemoney will help support Victorians working in thoroughbred racing in suburbs, regional cities and country towns right across the state.”

Quotes attributable to Racing Victoria Chairman Brian Kruger

“We welcome this strong commitment from the Andrews Labor Government to maintain their support of Victorian thoroughbred racing and importantly the thousands of hard working Victorians in our industry.”

“Victoria has long been regarded as the premier racing state in Australia and like the Andrews Labor Government we will make sure it remains number one.”


Trots and dogs to get some extra cash as well.

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« 2018-Oct-12, 08:13 PM Reply #28 »


Why would the same person repost the same nonsense?

Martin Pakula, Victoria's Minister for Racing and Attorney-General  -- "It is really important that Victoria maintains its pre-eminence as the number one racing jurisdiction,"

RVL Chairman Brian Kruger said   -- "Victoria has long been regarded as the premier racing state in Australia and like the Andrews Labor Government we are committed to maintaining that position of primacy.



That game is just so over.


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