The Andrews Labor Government is upgrading the Seymour Racing Club with the completion of new tie-up stalls and audio-visual upgrades.
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today visited the club to announce more than $92,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund, as part of a $184,000 joint funding package.
As part of the recently completed works new optic and triax cables were laid to ensure the best possible audio-visual outputs to Racing.com, enhancing racing broadcasts.
The new tie-up stalls were completed earlier this year and have added an additional 28 stalls to the existing stall area, bringing the total number of tie-up stalls to 150.
Seymour Racing Club contributed $63,000 towards the tie-up stalls, and Racing Victoria provided more than $29,000 towards both projects.
Since 2014, the Labor Government has provided more than $4.1 million to support eight infrastructure projects and two race day events at Seymour Racecourse.
The racing industry in the Goulburn region generates more than $227 million for the Victorian economy annually and helps to sustain more than 2240 full-time equivalent jobs locally.
As stated by Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“We’re upgrading racecourses across Victoria to showcase the very best of racing and celebrate the importance of racing to regional communities.”
“We’re rolling out new technology at racecourses across the state to ensure that thoroughbred racing continues to keep pace with international standards.”
As noted by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“Seymour Racing Club have been doing it tough but their future is bright and with this investment it will help the club to be one of the premier thoroughbred racing venues in country Victoria.”
As stated by Seymour Racing Club Chief Executive Penny Reeve
“We’re grateful for the Victorian Government’s ongoing investment in infrastructure and racing events at Seymour Racecourse.”
“These upgrades will expand our ability to accommodate horses at the track, allowing us to maintain Seymour’s reputation as a major country racing venue.”