The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has thrown her support behind the Kilmore Racing Club to be the site for a new planned all-weather race track being considered for development by Racing Victoria.
In a constituency question to the Minister for Racing in State Parliament recently, Ms Lovell said that a decision on the site of the track will be decided by Racing Victoria next month and asked the Minister to support the Kilmore Racing Club as the preferred site.
“The Kilmore Racing Club is one of three regional racing clubs being considered for the proposed all-weather synthetic track for country Victoria,” Ms Lovell said.
“One of the advantages of the track being placed at Kilmore is being able to provide an alternative to traditional turf racing in the northern and central areas of the State.”
Ms Lovell said two existing synthetic tracks service both the east and west of State and an all-weather track developed in Kilmore would be within 100km of five of the top 10 horse training centres in Victoria.
“With over 30% of Victoria’s thoroughbred starters within a one hour drive, the Kilmore Racing Club is the obvious site for the new all-weather track and I fully support the efforts of Club CEO Ben Murphy and his team in attempting to secure the track,” Ms Lovell said.
“For many years the racing industry has called for an all-weather track in northern Victoria and that is why I have asked the Minister to support the Kilmore Racing Club as the preferred site for the new all-weather race track planned for country Victoria.”