Chief Minister Gallagher is pandering to the non-pokie based gaming sector too with a “study” promise and the intriguing “Horsefest”!
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $250,000 to investigate the co-location of harness, thoroughbred and greyhound racing at a single site.
ACT Labor will also commit one-off funding of $100,000 to support the ACT equine sector to establish an annual ‘Horsefest’ event in Canberra.
Expect to see apartments go up very fast in Mitchell if the study goes anywhere.
UPDATE: Apropos of this Joy Burch’s office has sent in the above photograph with this note:
Joy with Canberra Harness Racing Club chief executive Greg Nugent at EPIC. Forgot the horse’s name, sorry.