Spectator Safety Is Of Paramount Importance

Spectator Safety Is Of Paramount Importance

Victoria Minister for Racing Denis Napthine

Statement Regarding Spectator Safety Incident At Warrnambool

Victor P Taffa

Today’s unfortunate incident at the Warrnambool racecourse raises serious questions of spectator safety.

My thoughts are with the spectators who were injured in this incident.

I have been in contact with the Warrnambool Racing Club to offer my assistance and support to the individuals and their families affected by this incident.

Following today’s incident I have asked Racing Victoria to conduct an inquiry into todays events and also a broader review of spectator safety policy.

The safety of spectators at horse racing events is of paramount importance.

I have asked Racing Victoria to report back to me on existing safety measures and any recommendations to improve spectator safety.