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Black Caviar Statue To Be Erected In Hometown

Black Caviar Statue To Be Erected In Hometown

31 Jul, 2013

A bronze statue of equine superstar Black Caviar and jockey Luke Nolen will be erected in the champion mares’ hometown of Nagambie in October.

Black Caviar will be immortalized in bronze in her hometown of Nagambie. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Acclaimed sculptor Mitch Mitchell, who has previously immortalized a number of Australian sporting legends such …

Victoria Gets Major Boost In Drug Fight

Victoria Gets Major Boost In Drug Fight

11 Nov, 2011

Victoria has long been the racing capital of Australia on the back of the flagship spring racing carnival and now they’re set to become the top dogs in the war on drugs cheats as well.

In a decision announced today a $4 million funding boost will be given to the industry in a direct action …

Jockey’s Threaten To Hold Derby Day To Ransom

Jockey’s Threaten To Hold Derby Day To Ransom

24 Oct, 2011

Vitoria Derby Day 2011 could be under threat with jockeys weighing up their options after a bid for extra financial support was rejected.

Victoria Racing Minister Denis Napthine said there would be no money allocated towards the National Jockeys trust in a move that has angered many riders.

At Moonee Valley on Saturday jockeys staged …

RVL Urged To Sure Up Steeple Support

RVL Urged To Sure Up Steeple Support

11 Aug, 2011

Victorian Racing Minister and well known jumps racing supporter Denis Napthine has thrown his weight behind the continuation of steeplechase events across the state.

He has recommended that Racing Victoria get behind steeplechasing for at least the next three to four years to bring it into line with the support given to hurdle racing.

Napthine …

Tabcorp Secures New Victorian Betting Licence

Tabcorp Secures New Victorian Betting Licence

20 Jul, 2011

Tabcorp has been successful in winning a bid to secure the new 12-year wagering and betting licence in Victoria from August next year.

The news brings about a feeling of great relief from the Victorian racing industry, which relies heavily on the revenue they receive under the current licencing agreement.

Had Tabcorp not won the …

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

Purcell Eyes English Jumpers

6 Jul, 2011

Young Warrnambool-based trainer Aaron Purcell is hopeful that England will provide him with some quality jumps horses for his stables.

Purcell, who won the coveted Grand Annual Steeplechase in 2009 with Ginolad, will be looking to find his next winner when he heads to the United Kingdom later in the year.

The future of jumps …

$1 Billion Caulfield Recreational Development Project Approved

$1 Billion Caulfield Recreational Development Project Approved

29 Jun, 2011

A $1 billion project has been approved to be built just north of Caulfield Racecourse.

The project, dubbed “Caulfield Village” will include 1,200 apartments, 10,000m2 of office space and 15,000m2 of retail and supermarket space.

The new Caulfield Village will be located near the train station and will offer parking for up to …

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

Ballarat’s Uphill Track Makes It’s Training Debut

10 May, 2011

Ballarat’s $2.4 million uphill training track was used for the first time today since being opened by Minister for Racing Denis Napthine last Friday.

The 1,400 metre synthetic uphill track will be used to train a total of 150 horses a day in strength development.

The new track, which is located at Ballarat’s Dowling Forest …

Political Duties Put An End To Racing Minister’s May Carnival Plans

Political Duties Put An End To Racing Minister’s May Carnival Plans

29 Apr, 2011

Racing Minister Denis Napthine’s political duties will force him to miss the May Racing Carnival at Warrnambool for the first time in living memory.

The new Racing Minister will be in the office for the whole three-day-carnival due to the release of the state government’s annual budget coinciding with the event.

Mr Napthine is on …

Tynong Racecourse On Track For Development

Tynong Racecourse On Track For Development

5 Apr, 2011

The Pakenham Racing Club (PRC) is now able to go ahead with their plans to build a first-class racing and training facility at Tynong, after they officially sold the Pakenham Racecourse last week.

The Pakenham Racecourse, which will conclude racing in 2013, was sold for $38 million to Victorian developers, The Corcoris Group (TCG).

The …