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New 3000m Vic Country Staying Races
Racing Victoria announced its "commitment to stayers will be further demonstrated next season with the introduction of 3000m flat races at Ballarat". Their introduction "will complement the existing programming of 3000m races in metropolitan Melbourne at Moonee Valley & Sportingbet Park (Sandown)". A series of 3000m races (starting on 13 September) will be programmed at Ballarat throughout the 2012-13 season "to provide enhanced opportunities for emerging country stayers". The longest distance currently used for flat racing at Ballarat is 2300m.