INFORMATION BULLETIN – Victorian Prizemoney Members Update / Victoria / 07 Nov, 2016

Dear Member,

The prizemoney increases announced 1 October 2016 by Racing NSW for their metropolitan and provincial race meetings demands a swift response from our Victorian racing authority.

It is imperative we act quickly to protect our local racing industry for the financial well being and benefit of key participants - namely the owners, our jockeys and trainers. It is also vitally important that we maintain our position and thus reputation, as a premier racing state.

To support this proposition, the Australian Trainers’ Association (ATA), together with the Victorian Jockeys’ Association (VJA) and Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners Association (TROA), will present a joint submission to Racing Victoria Limited (RVL) later this month recommending a range of prizemoney increases for Victorian racing.

In recent discussions, RVL confirmed to the ATA that this matter is a high priority for them, and will be central to the agenda at their December 2016 Board meeting. The ATA has also verbally requested, and RVL has confirmed, they will produce a position statement and blueprint for action arising from this meeting.

We will keep all members up to date on this critical subject as matters unfold.


Kind Regards

Andrew Nicholl

Chief Executive Officer