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NSW Racing To Receive $17 Million Funding Boost

NSW Racing To Receive $17 Million Funding Boost

6 Sep, 2011

Racecourses in New South Wales will receive a $17 million funding package from the state government to refurbish and upgrade the current facilities.

Racing Minister George Souris confirmed that a number of large payments had already been made to Racing NSW to fund ongoing projects.

“A $174 million funding package was announced last year to …

NSW & QLD Governments Unite To End Hendra Outbreak

NSW & QLD Governments Unite To End Hendra Outbreak

11 Jul, 2011

The New South Wales and Queensland governments have linked together in order to prevent the further spread of the Hendra Virus.

Hendra has already led to the deaths of 11 horses.

While there have been no positive tests as yet, it is believes that as many as 32 people have been exposed to the virus …

Owners Back Country Racing Carnivals

Owners Back Country Racing Carnivals

19 May, 2011

There’s no doubt the recent success of standalone country carnivals in New South Wales has got many people talking and the possibility of expansion is gaining pace.

Trainers, jockey’s, officials and most importantly punters all benefitted from the meetings and the town’s themselves earned a huge windfall.

Support for more of the same has also …

New CEO Set To Boost Newcastle Jockey Club

New CEO Set To Boost Newcastle Jockey Club

29 Apr, 2011

The Newcastle Jockey Club has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer in the hope of boosting the track’s current position in the racing industry.

Cameron Williams will take on the new role from next Monday after leaving his position at the Australian Turf Club, where he was second in charge to current CEO Darren Pearce.…

Ortensia Chases Retribution In The Galaxy

Ortensia Chases Retribution In The Galaxy

15 Apr, 2011

Ortensia will chase more than a win in The Galaxy after the horror of last year's race

Tony Noonan will line up his five-year-old mare Ortensia in The Galaxy this weekend in a bid to make up for the horrors of last year’s race.

Ortensia was the official winner of last year’s Group 1 The …

Wyong Race Club Seeks Merger

Wyong Race Club Seeks Merger

14 Apr, 2011

The Wyong Race Club (WRC) is currently asking for expressions of interest from other clubs who are interested in amalgamation.

A registered clubs licence has been granted to the WRC by the office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing in a first step towards the desired merged.

The club voted unanimously on a merger earlier in …

ATC Launches Social Media Campaign To Entice Young Racegoers

ATC Launches Social Media Campaign To Entice Young Racegoers

9 Mar, 2011

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has launched a digital push to entice young New South Wales racegoers to attend the races on a regular basis.

This is the Australian Turf Club’s first serious investment into using the social media medium to target young racegoers specifically.

The advertisement for the races is designed in the form …

NSW Racing On Receiving End Of Election Promise

NSW Racing On Receiving End Of Election Promise

8 Mar, 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 …