Katy promises you Horsefest

johnboy 23 September 2012 11

horse and joy burch

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.


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poetix poetix 10:07 am 24 Sep 12

Thumper said :

milkman said :

Mmmm – horses. Those things taste great, but you have to cook them slowly.

I like horses, but couldn’t eat a whole one.

That’s why god developed ponies. Portion control. Ask for a Shetland panettone or at least a burro-eato.

androo androo 9:48 am 24 Sep 12

“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”

There’s a local expo, Equinex, that ran at EPIC for a couple of years (then had 2 years off) but the organisers are bringing it back in 2013 with an expanded format for more of a ‘festival’ format with a strong event program. I know the organisers haven’t asked for, or received, any government funding to date so will be interesting what this ‘funding’ of ‘horsefest’ will do to a small private-sector company.

Then again, if it’s like most Labor election promises it’ll never happen… or it’ll fund one horse for a day before a study determins they should expand the format just in time for the next election 😛

bundah bundah 9:06 am 24 Sep 12

Thumper said :

milkman said :

Mmmm – horses. Those things taste great, but you have to cook them slowly.

I like horses, but couldn’t eat a whole one.

Neigh but why eat me when you can ride me….said Mr Ed!

Thumper Thumper 8:32 am 24 Sep 12

milkman said :

Mmmm – horses. Those things taste great, but you have to cook them slowly.

I like horses, but couldn’t eat a whole one.

milkman milkman 8:10 pm 23 Sep 12

Mmmm – horses. Those things taste great, but you have to cook them slowly.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 6:04 pm 23 Sep 12

The horse is probably thinking, “Birch; aren’t you that idiot that makes Gallagher look competent?”….

bundah bundah 5:35 pm 23 Sep 12

Ah yes that would be Rose between the Thorns!

Duffbowl Duffbowl 3:47 pm 23 Sep 12

Relocation of the dishlickers from Symonstown to Canberra Racecourse would see a sizeable chunk of real estate become available. Wonder what it’s zoned for?

poetix poetix 2:56 pm 23 Sep 12

The horse in that photo is looking a little worried. Perhaps he thinks these two are part of the new generation of jockeys. Or drivers, even. (If that’s what you call them in harness racing.)

Run boy, run!

gospeedygo gospeedygo 11:22 am 23 Sep 12

Wait, which one is Katy?

Primal Primal 10:27 am 23 Sep 12

Horsenats???

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