Country race clubs to get bigger funding share
CINDY McLeish (MLA, Eildon) has announced Mansfield’s country racing club will get a “fairer” share of industry funding under an elected Liberal government.
Ms McLeish said the Mansfield club was among more than 20 thoroughbred racing clubs in country communities to miss out under the state’s fund for Victoria’s racing industry.
Ms McLeish said the Liberals will ensure all country clubs get their fair share of the $33 million fund, to be provided over two years.
“Thriving country racing clubs support local economies across country Victoria,” Ms McLeish said.
“Our plan to give country racing clubs their fair share will help boost prize money at local races and attract more trainers and owners to races in Regional Victoria.”
She said thoroughbred racing in Victoria boosts our state’s economy, contributing $3.2 billion and supporting more than 25,000 jobs.
Shadow Minister for Racing Tim Bull said when country racing is strong, Victoria’s racing industry is strong.
“An elected Liberal Nationals government will invest in country racing because we know country racing supports country jobs,” he said.
RACE ON: The Liberals have promised Mansfield’s racing club will get a greater share of funding.