In a move that will not only enhance racing but also the club’s ability to draw revenue outside of racing, $82,000 has been allocated for 10 new air-conditioning units and Ballarat Cup heat and final race night events.
The lights at the venue are also being upgraded after the Ballarat Greyhound Race Club (BGRC) declared it will provide $27,000 for the race nights to go with Greyhound Victoria’s $91,000 for both projects.
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said it was important to ensure racing at Ballarat remains strong ahead of a significant milestone for the club.
“These important upgrades are about ensuring the future of the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club and attracting even more people to the club, as part of the 40th anniversary of greyhound racing at Morshead Park.”
“The Government is investing in greyhound racing in Ballarat because it boosts the economy and provides hundreds of local jobs.”
BGRC President Alf King said the cash injection was a boon for the track.
“We’d like to thank the Victorian Government for its consistent support for the Ballarat Cup over the last three years, and for the important improvements to our venue.”
“The 40th anniversary of greyhound racing at Morsehead Park is a significant date for the club, and we look forward to welcoming racegoers to the track to join in the celebrations.”