ALEXANDRA SET TO ROCK AT THE RACES

Alexandra Racecourse will be alive with great racing and fun for the kids at the popular Alex Races Rock 2020 race meet on Saturday 29 February thanks to a funding package worth more than $10,000.

Member for Northern Vicoria Jaclyn Symes announced the Andrews Labor Government is investing almost $5,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program to support the meeting.

Alexandra Racing Club is investing close to $3,000 with Country Racing Victoria kicking in $2,500 towards the meeting.

The beautiful track in a bush setting and close to Lake Eildon sets an idyllic scene for a quality program of racing rocking entertainment for the whole family, packed with live music by the Rockin’Tones as well as a dance competition and free barbecue.

Since 1 December 2014, the Labor Government has approved almost $60,000 to support seven thoroughbred events and four infrastructure projects for Alexandra Racing Club.

The thoroughbred racing industry in regional Victoria generates $716.9 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 6,100 full time equivalent jobs.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We’re so proud to support the Alex Races Rock in 2020, and I encourage racing fans to head along to the course and soak up the action.”

“This annual meeting is a great opportunity for the community to come together and it has something for everyone, from racing enthusiasts to families wanting a great day out.”

Quotes attributable to Alexandra Racing Club President, Christopher Walsh

“We’re grateful for the support of the Victorian Government to run our Alex Races Rock 2020 meeting – I can promise a great day’s racing and fun for the whole family.”