The Werribee Racing Club said they are thrilled to receive funding from the State Government for two new projects that will assist Werribee Racing Club to better service the racing industry and also provide the community and race day attendees with first-class racing experiences.
The Operations Building and Water Sustainability projects have been supported by the Victorian State Government, Racing Victoria and Country Racing in preparation for the 2022/23 Racing Season. Minister for Racing Anthony Carbines was on site yesterday for the announcement of the Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) which has invested more than $558,000 into the upgrade project of the Werribee Operations Building as well as Werribee Racing Club contributing more than $167,000 and Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria contributing more than $390,000.
The new operations facility houses the steward’s room, male and female jockey rooms and the owner and trainer bar.
Minister Carbines also announced funding for the Water Sustainability project that will see the VRIF invest more than $148,000, Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria invest more than $104,000 on top of the Clubs $44,000 investment.
The Water Sustainability project will enable the Club to increase water usage to 150,000 litres a day and a licence to pump water from the Werribee River. This will assist the Club in maintaining a perfect track surface all year round and reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance. Werribee Racing Club welcomes a number of International horses to the TAB International Horse Centre in preparation for the Spring Racing Carnival. This funding gives the Club the best opportunity to supply these horses and others with an immaculate surface to train on in their preparation.
The Werribee Racing Club is excited to welcome racegoers and industry participants back to the track on Sunday the 4th of December for the 2022 TAB Werribee Cup. This will be the Clubs first opportunity to share both funded projects with community.