Boort Park is the place to be on Sunday 1 March – when the club hosts its annual Pacing Cup meeting made possible thanks to a funding package worth more than $19,000.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp today announced the Andrews Labor Government is supporting the event with almost $10,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program, with the Boort Harness Racing Club chipping in over $9,000 towards the meeting.
This year’s meeting is looking to be one of the best yet, with a quality field lining up for the $14,500 Boort Pacing Cup and Trotters Cup, there’s plenty of interest for all harness racing fans.
There is lots on offer for the whole family as well, with activities including a jumping castle and live music and raceday incentives as well, including prizes and a free shuttle bus from Bendigo.
Since December 2014, the Labor Government has provided more than $130,000 to support eight harness events and three infrastructure projects for the Boort Harness Racing Club.
The harness racing industry in Regional Victoria generates $255.3 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 2,100 full time equivalent jobs locally.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“Boort Harness Racing Club has a long, proud history of putting on a great country meeting and I’m sure this year will be no exception.”
“The club plays an important part in the community boosting jobs and the local economy, and I urge all racing fans to head to Boort on 1 March.”
Quote attributable to Boort Harness Racing Club President John Campbell
“I’d like to thank the Victorian Government for supporting our Pacing Cup meeting – we’re looking forward to a great day of racing and family fun.”