Rapid testing key to get Spring Carnival off and racing

Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival needs a clear plan forward to get crowds back trackside, as the state races to reach vaccination targets later this month. Moonee Valley Racing Club has today called for the Andrews Labor Government to put measures in place to ensure a COVID-safe Cox Plate can go ahead on October 23 with […]

Minister must step in to fix greyhound racing division

The Andrews Labor Government must step in to resolve a dispute between disgruntled Victorian greyhound owners and breeders and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) that threatens to spill over in coming days with boycott action planned for this weekend. It comes as industry participants feel they have been abandoned by the Government and GRV. Questioned in […]

Victorian racing left behind again

With 8,000 people having attended a music festival on the Mornington Peninsula on the weekend, it is time Racing Minister Martin Pakula got crowds back to the races. To see the footage of thousands of revellers partying in close proximity makes a mockery of the strict crowd limit that’s stopping so many racing enthusiasts from […]

Racing industry needs pathway after Labor’s false start

After a brain fade in announcing – then reversing – a decision that crowds could attend Cox Plate day despite businesses remaining closed, the time has come for the Andrews Labor Government to outline a pathway forward for the industry. Shadow Racing Minister, Tim Bull, said there was still no clear timeline for the racing […]

Country racing needs a clear pathway home

With the announcement that regional Victoria will move to the roadmap’s Third Step from tonight, Labor’s Racing Minister Martin Pakula still has no plan back for our country racing clubs. It’s disappointing the Andrews Labor Government has announced community sport can be played and that up to 50 can attend an outdoor dining facility but […]

Racing Minister asleep at the reins

Victoria’s racing industry still faces frustrating delays in getting patrons back on course, despite New South Wales achieving it weeks ago. Racing Minister Martin Pakula announced today that owners will be allowed back on track from next week, but added “it will not actually commence until administrators and clubs agree on the protocols”. Without a […]

Racing Minister asleep at the reins

Victoria’s racing industry still faces frustrating delays in getting patrons back on course, despite New South Wales achieving it weeks ago. Racing Minister Martin Pakula announced today that owners will be allowed back on track from next week, but added “it will not actually commence until administrators and clubs agree on the protocols”. Without a clear […]

Victoria runs distant second in racing return stakes

With New South Wales TAB’s open for business and owners allowed back on track from tomorrow, Victoria’s racing industry is lagging far behind with no date set for a return. While it’s okay to walk into a Pub-TAB in Albury, New South Wales, this weekend to put on a bet, it’s not across the river […]