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New Owners & Trainers Facility For Flemington

Wednesday, 17th July 2013

Victorian Premier and Racing Minister Denis Napthine has announced a $1.2 million upgrade to the owners' and trainers' facility at Flemington racecourse. The joint VIC State Government and Victoria Racing Club investment will draw upon the coffers of the Victorian Racing Industry Fund, which is subsidised by unclaimed state totalisator bets not collected by punters. The planned upgrade is designed to provide more space, better views and easier access for patrons. It includes a brand new owners and trainers' facility to be situated in the undercroft of the members' grandstand, & refurbishment of the existing winning owners' facility. Dr Napthine explained the proposed enhancements reflect an appreciation of the contribution of owners to the industry. "The value of racehorse owners, estimated to be in excess of 35,000 in Victoria, to our state's racing industry and its ongoing prosperity cannot be overstated. It is important to recognise this by providing high-quality services and facilities that reflect our appreciation of their significant investment, which leads to many hundreds of millions of dollars of economic benefit to Victoria."

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