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Racing Victoria implements new deal with state’s jockeys

Racing Victoria implements new deal with state’s jockeys

9 Jul, 2012

The new three year agreement implemented by Racing Victoria will see the state’s jockeys the highest paid riders in Australia.

The new agreement will take effect from August 1 this year and will see the Victorian jockeys receive an average 3.2% in riding fees over the next three year period and the increase in prize …

RVL Modelling Short Form Racing

RVL Modelling Short Form Racing

16 Jan, 2012

In a move that’s taken inspiration from the success of T20 cricket Racing Victoria is looking at putting racing on a diet.

Chief executive Rob Hines is looking at trying to find space for a condensed race program somewhere on the already hectic calendar.

He said the reason for this was about specifically targeting the …

Hanging Rock Not Dead Yet

Hanging Rock Not Dead Yet

9 Jan, 2012

Hanging Rock will continue its history as one of Victoria’s most iconic racing venues, even if there’s a blip on the radar in 2012.

It was announced last week that despite an initial feeling of positivity the annual Australia Day meet would not be able to go ahead.

This comes off the back of the …

Rock’s Fate Hanging In The Balance

Rock’s Fate Hanging In The Balance

4 Jan, 2012

The future of one of Australia’s most famous and historic country circuits will be determined by a team of experts over the next few days.

The entire drainage system under the Hanging Rock track will be forensically examined by a remote control camera to check for damage.

A cracked pipe caused the cancellation of the …

Racing Victoria’s Wallet Not Shut Yet

Racing Victoria’s Wallet Not Shut Yet

13 Dec, 2011

Racing Victoria says there could be more joy coming for stakeholders across the state as they keep the door open on further prize money increases.

Last week they announced a $15 million package to be used across both the city and country and current estimates suggest that could be doubled.

All of this hinges though …

Victoria Snares Major Cash Boost

Victoria Snares Major Cash Boost

9 Dec, 2011

Victoria is set for a $15 million boost to prize money across the state as announced during Racing Victoria’s annual general meeting yesterday.

Starting from August 1st next year there will be a $2000 increase to the minimum prize pool at county races bringing it up to $14,000.

In addition to this on every Saturday …

Victoria To Expand Training Facilities In State’s North West

Victoria To Expand Training Facilities In State’s North West

9 Dec, 2011

Seymour and Geelong Racecourse in Victoria could be in for a major facelift if proposals lodged by Racing Victoria (RVL) are approved.

The new look racecourses are set to be transformed into state of the art training centres in order to keep up with demand in the state’s northwest.

Cranbourne and Pakenham racecourse are already …

Jumps Racing Enjoys $2 million Boost From 2012

Jumps Racing Enjoys $2 million Boost From 2012

22 Nov, 2011

Racing Victoria has announced that a $2 million boost over four years will be given to jumps racing from 2012 in order to save the sport from dwindling numbers and interest.

The boost will include a feature race worth $100,000 being held each fortnight from the Warrnambool Carnival in May until the end of July.…

Racing Victoria Seeks To Modify Jockey Appeal Process

Racing Victoria Seeks To Modify Jockey Appeal Process

14 Nov, 2011

Racing Victoria (RVL) will take a few tips from the AFL Tribunal system in order to stop jockeys exploiting the existing appeals process.

RVL has expressed their concerns that the current three day window to lodge an appeal has tarnished the spring racing carnival’s image.

This problem was highlighted when both Corey Brown and Damien …

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

AQIS Relaxes Quarantine Restrictions In Time For Spring

18 Aug, 2011

So You Think could make an appearance this spring carnival after AQIS relaxed their stringent quarantine regulations

An appearance by So You Think at this year’s spring carnival is looking more and more likely after the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) relaxed their stringent quarantine regulations yesterday.

Racing Victoria yesterday announced that Ireland’s Ballydoyle …