Government Backs Family Day ay Hamilton Pacing Cup

The Andrews Labor Government has contributed more than $10,000 to help make this Sunday’s Hamilton Pacing Cup a great day out for families.

Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, said Cup Day in Hamilton was a community event that brought together racegoers from all over Victoria’s southwest.

The day will have a festival-like atmosphere with activities such as:

  • Animal and reptile petting zoos.
  • Live music.
  • Children’s entertainment, including a jumping castle.
  • Fairy floss machine.
  • Punters’ club.

Racegoers will also have the opportunity to snap up giveaways such as a holiday package and jewellery.

The Country Fire Authority, the State Emergency Service and Victoria Police will erect displays.

The Labor Government contributed $10,950 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program. The Hamilton Harness Racing Club gave $10,850 towards the total cost of $21,800.

For more information, contact Chrissy Hawker at the Hamilton Harness Racing Club on 0428 865 437, by email Hamilton@hrv.org.au or visit www.harness.org.au/hamilton.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula

“A day out at the Hamilton Pacing Cup is a wonderful way for families to enjoy the thrill of harness racing.”

“I encourage everyone who enjoys both a day at the trots and family-friendly entertainment to head to Hamilton.”

Quotes attributable to Chrissy Hawker, Secretary, Hamilton Harness Racing Club

“The Hamilton Harness Racing Club sincerely thanks the Andrews Labor Government for providing this important funding to assist the promotion of our Cup meeting throughout Victoria.”

“The Raceday Attraction Program funding is a key part of being able meet the Club’s marketing objectives and to promote the Matthews Petroleum Hamilton Pacing Cup meeting.”