There’s something for everyone at this year’s Wangaratta Harness Racing Club’s Pacing Cup, with the event set to deliver a boost to the region’s economy, backed by a funding package from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes announced $13,000 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program for the event on Sunday 13 March, with the club investing more than $14,000.

First run in 1980, the Wangaratta Cup has become a not-to-be missed community event with the club is putting on a great day’s racing, plus a DJ, kid’s entertainment, free gate entry and free racebooks for all patrons.

Since December 2014, the Labor Government has approved more than $97,000 to support race meetings and infrastructure projects at the Wangaratta Harness Racing Club.

The harness racing industry in regional Victoria generates more than $255.3 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain nearly 2,100 full-time-equivalent jobs in the region.


Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Wangaratta’s Pacing Cup meeting is a great day out for harness racing fans, and the club always puts on a fabulous occasion.”

“Events like this bring in tourists from around the state, supporting local businesses and jobs.”

Quote attributable to Wangaratta Harness Racing Club President Mark Carey

“I’d like to thank the Victorian Government for its support, and we are looking forward to welcoming the local community and tourists to showcase a great day of harness racing.