Rev­enue loss af­ter ban not a con­cern

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT -

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.

PRIZEMONEY BOOST

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.

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