HARNESS racing will return to Hamilton with a $1 million funding boost to upgrade the track, Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Rob Hulls announced in conjunction with Harness Racing Victoria recently.
Mr Hulls said the Hamilton harness racing track would be reinstated as a racing venue with help from the $86 million funding partnership between the Brumby Labor Government and the Victorian racing industry called the Regional Racing Infrastructure Fund (RRIF).
Under the project, the circumference of the track will be extended from the existing 816 metres to 1000 metres to enable the venue to once again conduct race meetings.
The project will also deliver a number of other benefits to the track including, increased radius of the bends from 72 metres to 100 metres, significant increase in the camber from five per cent to 12.5pc on the bends and new stewards’ towers.
The project will be completed in February 2010 in time for Hamilton’s return to twilight racing, with the Hamilton Pacing Cup scheduled for Sunday, 28 February, 2010.
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