Harness racers on the move as dogs and horses stay put

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JOY Burch has released the findings of the feasibility study into the potential colocation of the three racing codes.

“Deloitte Access Economics conducted the study in consultation with the Canberra Racing Club, the Canberra Harness Racing Club, and the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club. Exhibition Park was also included in this study given its proximity to Thoroughbred Park, its current status as landlord for the Harness Club, and the likely efficiencies that could be realised by colocating these facilities,” Joy said.

“During the study, the racing codes were extensively consulted and they were also provided a draft report on which to comment.

“In view of the findings and the comments provided by the racing clubs and EPIC, the government has decided to undertake further work examining the functions and land use at EPIC and the relocation of the Canberra Harness Racing Club.

“The ACT Government has also provided commitment to the Canberra Racing Club and the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club that no further work will be undertaken in the meantime regarding the relocation of these clubs from their current sites.”

[Photo by James Creegan, attribution licence]

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