Revenue loss after ban not a concern
RACING NSW has strategies in place to protect thoroughbred industry revenues in the wake of the State Government’s decision to shut down greyhound racing.
Premier Mike Baird said the closure of the greyhound industry would come into effect on July 1, 2017, and would have an impact on TAB betting turnover.
“We will be looking at strategies to ensure thoroughbred industry revenues aren’t affected by this announcement,’’ Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said.
THERE have been further prizemoney increases for Sydney racing, with three winter features given a substantial boost.
The Listed Stakes run at Rosehill Gardens next Saturday will now be worth $150,000 (up from $100,000) and the same applies to the Listed Winter Challenge at Rosehill on July 30.
The Group 3 San Domenico Stakes, run at Rosehill on August 13, has gone to $150,000 (up from $125,000).
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
THE NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s flagship event, “Racing’s Night of Champions”, will be held on August 18, at Royal Randwick racecourse.
Racing NSW is a major sponsor of the NSWROA’s awards.
Bookings for the awards night can be made at nswroa.com.au.