Werribee Racing Club will host its first ever Autumn Race Day on Saturday, 7 April, thanks to a joint funding package of almost $19,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Labor Government is contributing more than $9,000 through the Victorian Racing Industry Fund towards the inaugural event.

Trackside entertainment will include musical performances from duo Wilde Style whose repertoire includes songs from the 70s to today.

There will also be a variety of free children’s activities including a jumping castle, face painting, mini golf, balloon animals, and an Easter egg hunt.

Since 2014, the Labor Government has contributed more than $1 million towards six infrastructure projects and five race day events at Werribee Racecourse.

The racing industry in the outer Melbourne region generates more than $375 million annually for the Victorian economy and helps sustain more than 3720 full-time jobs locally.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We’re pleased to support Werribee Racing Club’s 2018 Autumn Race Day, which will provide great racing and entertainment at one of Victoria’s oldest thoroughbred race tracks.”

“Racing events like this help to bring our community together while also helping to support local jobs.”

Quotes attributable to Werribee Racing Club General Manager Ashley Baker

“We hope the Autumn Race Day becomes one of the key activities in the Werribee Racing Club’s sporting calendar.”

“Thanks to the Victorian Government, we can offer a relaxed day of racing alongside a variety of affordable activities for locals and visitors to the area.”