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Minister Fears "Warrnambool Doomed Without Jumps"
Meanwhile Victoria's Racing Minister Denis Napthine "fears Warrnambool's famous 3-day carnival in May would be doomed without jumps racing" reported The Herald-Sun. Napthine emphasised that "the theatre of jumps racing was the major reason the carnival continued to flourish, despite its detractors". He said without jumps, Warrnambool "would become a Sunday cup meeting" & noted: "It's the biggest carnival we have outside the Spring & brings a lot of dollars & jobs to the district." To read his full defence of Warrnambool & its jumps program, click on the link in The Great Debate panel on the right-hand-side of this page.