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$541m Economic Benefit To Vic From Spring Carnival

Thursday, 6th March 2008

Meanwhile a report commissioned by Racing Victoria has found the 2007 Spring Racing Carnival (50 days from October 3-November 21 covering 13 metropolitan & 67 country race meetings) attracted over 729,000 spectators & "generated $541 million in gross economic benefit to the Victorian economy" (down 13.8% due to the equine influenza crisis which forced the withdrawal of interstate & overseas horses "and their travelling participant parties").

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