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One racetrack to rule them all

By johnboy - 22 June 2012 11

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Joy Burch has announced her response to the ICRC’s report last year on the racing industry.

The ACT Government will explore the viability of co-locating Canberra’s thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing clubs, in response to an Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission report into the future of the racing industry.

ACT Minister for Gaming and Racing Joy Burch today issued the Government’s response to the Commission’s Investigation into the ACT racing industry report, which accepts the Commission’s recommendations to look at the viability of co-locating the three racing codes physically and administratively.

“This work, to start next year, will also look at the feasibility of replacing the existing administrative structures with a single body to oversee the management of the three racing codes.”

Fundamentally the racing tracks were all built when the city was much smaller and have to some extent been enveloped by the growing city.

So the land they’re on would very likely be better turned into apartments and the new facility put where it belongs at the edge of town where land is cheap.

Bring it on!

On the other hand quite why the multimillion dollar industry needs government funding is beyond me.

[Photo by EoinGardiner CC BY 2.0]

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11 Responses to
One racetrack to rule them all
wildturkeycanoe 1:08 pm 24 Jun 12

“So the land they’re on would very likely be better turned into apartments and the new facility put where it belongs at the edge of town where land is cheap.”
Where is this cheap land? I want in!
But don’t build it near my place, the noise of those pups barking, ponies whinnying, and the smell of their droppings…..would you have that next to you Ainslie residents?
Oh, yeah, you already have a racetrack next door. Don’t complain about that much though do you? The only time you complain about sports is the 3 days the cars are in town.

willo 2:55 am 24 Jun 12

joingler said :

I like it. Make EPIC the single race track and turn the racetrack at thoroughbred park into a speedway dragway and circuit track.

there fixed that for ya……..

joingler 7:42 pm 23 Jun 12

I like it. Make EPIC the single race track and turn the racetrack at thoroughbred park into a 30,000 stadium to hold AFL and cricket matches.

EvanJames 12:49 pm 22 Jun 12

carnardly said :

that second dog looks completely rabid and psycho and not something you’d let small children near.

Dogs when in hunting mode can look pretty ferocious, you probably remember these photos:
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/02/hilariously-ferocious-underwater-dogs/

carnardly 12:42 pm 22 Jun 12

and extra points for the dragger dog with only 2 legs. 🙂

carnardly 12:41 pm 22 Jun 12

that second dog looks completely rabid and psycho and not something you’d let small children near. lol

Disinformation 12:16 pm 22 Jun 12

I don’t give a rats about the issue.
I think it’s a brilliant photo of the dogs though!

p1 12:05 pm 22 Jun 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I saw the headline in my live bookmarks and thought this was going to be motorsport related.

I got excited.

Should have known better.

Silly me.

Maybe motor sport needs some sort of legal protection where bets can only be taken on the races if kickbacks are paid to the racing motor racing industry?

Holden Caulfield 10:59 am 22 Jun 12

I saw the headline in my live bookmarks and thought this was going to be motorsport related.

I got excited.

Should have known better.

Silly me.

Fashion Queen 10:16 am 22 Jun 12

In terms of the racing industry the word “funding” is misleading. Funding/revenue is provided to the racing industry as a fee for the right for ACTTAB which is owned by the ACT Government to accept wagering on Australian racing. For example: If a punter places a $10 bet with ACTTAB the ACT Government pay the ACT Racing industry what is effectively a product fee for that bet. Without this race meetings and prize money could not be funded. Additionally, the ACT Racing Industry generates $45 million dollars of economic activity in the ACT and supports 400 jobs locally.

p1 10:11 am 22 Jun 12

But won’t the dogs chase the horses?

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