Racegoers can kick start the festive season early this year at the Werribee Cup, thanks to a funding package of more than $115,000.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the Andrews Labor Government is kicking in more than $20,000 from its Victorian Racing Industry Fund – Raceday Attraction Program to support the Werribee Racing Club’s popular race meeting this Sunday.

This year racegoers can look forward to cheering on a quality field, whilst enjoying a range of fun family activities including children’s face painting, mini golf, jumping castles, and Kelly Sports entertainment.

There will also be Fashions on the Field event with $4,000 worth of prizes; live music from Madz Got Rich Duo, Soul Obsession, Eternity and Wild Style; and shuttle buses between Werribee Station and the racecourse.

The Werribee Racing Club is providing more than $94,000 towards the event.

Since December 2014, the Labor Government has provided almost $1.1 million to support seven racing events and six infrastructure projects at the Werribee Racing Club.

The thoroughbred racing industry in outer Melbourne generates $829.8 million for the Victorian economy and helps sustain over 7,000 full time equivalent jobs locally.

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“The 2019 Werribee Cup gives race-goers the chance to kick off the festive season in a fun atmosphere while witnessing some our best gallopers in action.”

“These events help draw people to Werribee and boost the local economy, that’s why we’re proud to continue to back them.”

Quote attributable to Werribee Racing Club Chairman Robert Jervis

“We’d like to thank the Victorian Government for its support of our Werribee Cup and for the opportunity to provide race-goers with a family-friendly and value for money social and sporting event in the lead up to Christmas.”