Bendigo’s combined harness-greyhound Halloween meeting on 29 October will be more spooky fun than ever thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan today announced more than $10,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund to support the clubs’ Halloween meeting.
The Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association will contribute more than $8,000 and Bendigo Harness Racing Association $5,000.
The Halloween meeting combines an evening of top greyhound and harness racing at Lord’s Raceway and the course will be decked out with Halloween decorations, with children getting the chance to compete for best costume.
Since 1 December 2014, the Labor Government has invested more than $220,000 to Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association to support five infrastructure projects and 16 race meetings.
More than $241,000 has also been granted to Bendigo Harness Racing Association to support seven infrastructure projects and six race meetings.
The racing industry in regional Victoria generates $1.15 billion for the Victorian economy and helps sustain over 9,700 full time equivalent jobs in the region.
Quote attributable to Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan
“We’re proud to support the Halloween meeting, and I encourage all racegoers to have a frighteningly good time at Lord’s Raceway.”
“This Halloween meet in Bendigo has something for everyone, from punters and racegoers to kids of all ages and those keen to adopt a retired greyhound – we’re proud to play our part in backing this spectacular race meet.”
Quote attributable to Bendigo Harness Racing Association President Paul Best
“I’d like to thank the Victorian Government for supporting our race meeting, and I can promise everyone who comes to our Halloween meeting a spooky but fun evening of racing and entertainment.”
Quote attributable to Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association President Robert Douglas
“Our combined Halloween meeting has been going from strength to strength and this year we’ve got a fantastic event lined up with fun for the whole family.”