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.
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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.