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$1 Million Permanent LED Screen For Moonee Valley
Victoria's Minister of Racing Dr Denis Napthine has announced a 'super screen' to light up Moonee Valley in time for the 2012 Cox Plate Carnival. Napthine was joined by Chairman of Moonee Valley Racing Club, Bob Scarborough and Racing Victoria CEO Rob Hines at Moonee Valley to announce the project, and turn the first sod of earth in preparation for the permanent 160 square metre LED screen. "This $1 million investment comes right in time to help Moonee Valley launch a major new initiative, the two-day Cox Plate Carnival, which opens with the Manikato Stakes under lights on Friday night, 26 October and will be followed by the W.S. Cox Plate Day on Saturday 27 October," Dr Napthine said. The permanent screen "will measure almost 27 metres by 5.8 metres... and will showcase the latest in LED technology, including screen controllers, multi-view splicing and a raceday set up to match the technology at any race venue in the country." Total cost of the super screen including installation is $1 million with the Victorian Coalition Government providing $500,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund. Moonee Valley Racing Club will provide $400,000, with Racing Victoria providing $100,000.