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Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club

$20k for Sale Turf Club
Welcoming the announcement of funds for Gippsland racing clubs last week were Russell Adams (left) from Tambo Valley Racing Club, Wellington Shire mayor Darren McCubbin, Sale Turf Club vice-chairman David Wilson, Parlimentary Secretary for Justice, Brian Tee and Ian Dunkley from Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club.

Sale Turf Club will receive $20,700 for improved public toilets at Greenwattle Racecourse.

The grant was part of  $36,700 in funding from the State Government for Gippsland Racing Club announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Brian Tee.

Other clubs to receive funding were the Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club, with $14,000 for a water trailer and portable coolroom, and Tambo Valley Racing Club, $2,000 to complete its running rail to maintain safety on racedays.

Representing Racing Minister Rob Hulls at the announcement at Greenwattle last Thursday, Mr Tee said the funds founded are to support racing in Gippsland.

"Gippsland's racing clubs perform a pivotal role in contributing community spirit and, as in many regional areas, also help drive the local economy," he said.

"Gippsland is a vibrant region and a popular tourist destination that draws a lot of attention to the small communities which the racing industry whole-heartedly supports."

Mr Tee said safety for all racing participants and the welfare of the horses was paramount, but providing comfortable amenities for clubs to maintain their outstanding reputation for fun, family friendly events was also important.