South Australian racing has received another boost with a $5million dollar commitment to improve the Murray Bridge racecourse.
“Being able to offer these new stables and a state-of-the art equine pool, adding to the uphill training track already developed, will help us deliver a full on-course service at Murray Bridge,” TRSA chair Rob Rorrison said.
“It is a key part of growing horse numbers in South Australia which, in turn, will drive further investment and growth in the industry.
“We are extremely appreciative of the State Government’s ongoing support.”
The works will used on creating an additional 150 on-course stables and a 70-metre equine pool and with that bringing a positive economic impact to the region with that amount estimated at $63 million over five years, while creating 105 jobs with most of those ongoing.
“This is another important piece of infrastructure for the future of South Australian racing,” TRSA CEO Nick Redin said.
“It puts more momentum behind Murray Bridge as an elite training centre and provides further incentive for trainers and owners to expand the horse population in South Australia.
“When combined with the prizemoney increases and SABOIS changes that will come into effect on 1 December, we believe this helps send a strong message about growth to the racing community.”
Work is expected to start in early 2021.