Budget surprise for horse racing clubs
HORSE RACING: Monto Race Club will have extra reason to celebrate when racing returns to the track on Saturday after it was revealed earlier this week that North Burnett race clubs will share more than $180,000 in funding.
The State Government is set to inject $697,000 into Queensland racing organisations as part of the state budget announced on Tuesday.
The Monto Race Club is set to receive $106,666, the Eidsvold Club will receive $15,500, Gayndah Jockey Club $60,400 and Mount Perry Race Club $400.
Monto Race Club secretary Kerri Williams said she was astounded by the announcement given they had received no prior notification from the government.
“I put a race application in March but I can’t say when it will start until we hear from them,” she said.
“Our main thing is replacing the tie-up stalls. The current buildings are old and too close to the creek which has been eroding from the floods.
“We also want another shade structure for storage as well as a new tower for stewards.”
GOOD NEWS: Monto Race Club benefits under new funding.