$9 Million upgrade for Ballarat Turf Club

Ripon MP Louise Staley has celebrated today’s announcement by Racing Victoria to construct a $9 Million track upgrade at the Ballarat Turf Club as a big win for Miners Rest and the Ballarat region.

Racing Victoria today announced that will install a synthetic all-weather track, which will complement the clubs already existing turf track.

Ms Staley, a long-time advocate of the upgrade, has previously hosted Shadow Racing Minister Tim Bull in Ballarat to go over the facilities and meet with local trainers and has also spoken about the need to upgrade the Ballarat Turf Club in Parliament.

The Member for Ripon said after years of lobbying it was a great relief to see this project finally acted on.

“This is a great day for Miners Rest, after many years of hard lobbying it is great to be able to finally congratulate the Ballarat Turf Club on securing this funding.” Ms Staley Said.

“The soaring reputation of Ballarat’s equine precinct has seen an explosion in the number of horses training here; this upgrade will more horses to be trained without damaging the surface.”

“Some of our nation’s greatest trainers call the Ballarat Turf Club home, installing a new all-weather track will encourage even more growth.”