NSW Racing On Receiving End Of Election Promise

By: Helen Cherry
March 8th, 2011

Current New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally has vowed to boost funds to NSW racing events should she be re-elected at March 26’s election.

The current Premier has attempted to woo her voters by promising to inject $5 million in extra funds into the racing industry, as well as announcing another $174 million government investment in racing facilities.

“There’s no doubt that Australians love a good race,” Ms Keneally said.

“And there’s no doubt that race-goers love a good event.”

The extra money would be used to promote the major autumn and spring racing carnivals in New South Wales.

Ms Keneally was joined by training powerhouse Gai Waterhouse when she made her announcement.

“… this is about giving those communities access to funding for infrastructure as well as for promoting their events,” Ms Keneally said.

The racing industry in New South Wales is responsible for employing 50,000 people and contributes an incredible $1 billion to the economy each year.

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