Ballarat Harness Raceway To Receive A Facelift

Ballarat Harness Raceway To Receive A Facelift

Victoria Minister for Racing Denis Napthine

New Face For Ballarat’s Bray Raceway

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Racing and Regional Cities Dr Denis Napthine announced a significant makeover for the Ballarat and District Trotting Club, worth $385,000, as part of the Liberal Nationals Coalition Government’s commitment to Regional Racing.

At Bray Raceway in Ballarat, Dr. Napthine said the upgrade would improve the appeal, safety and accessibility of this major Regional Harness Racing Venue.

“Bray Raceway is one of this state’s Premier Harness Racing venues. The quality of its 1000 metre track and its on-course facilities ensure an exciting race meeting and enjoyable experience for all patrons.” Dr. Napthine said.

“From my attendance at the Ballarat Pacing Cup on January 29th, I can attest to the high quality of Bray Raceway’s facilities and the great experience it provides. I am certain that these upgrades promise to further enhance the venue and entice even greater crowds to the already-popular Ballarat Race Meetings.”

“The Coalition Government is dedicated to seeing punters and spectators return to the track for race meetings. Improvements such as those taking place at the Bray Raceway are just one of the strategies clubs can implement to improve on-course attendance.” Dr. Napthine said.

“This is also testament to the club’s commitment to offering harness racing patrons a quality experience.” Dr. Napthine said.

“The upgrades will include streamlining the ticket booths, concealing public amenities and service yards and providing a modern foyer style entrance.”

“Car Park capacity will increase from 188 to 231 spaces. Security will be enhanced by improved lighting and traffic management will be improved by curb and channelling works.”

“The Coalition Government is contributing $142,500 to this upgrade.” Dr. Napthine said.

Harness Racing Victoria and the Ballarat and District Trotting Club are jointly contributing $242,500 to the project and the project is expected to be completed by mid year.