Kilmore to receive new stewards’ tower

KILMORE Racing Club will use nearly $150,000 in funding from the State Government and Harness Racing Victoria to redevelop its stewards’ towers.

The State Government will provide $74,366 from the Victorian Racing Industry Fund with Harness Racing Victoria to contribute matching funding.

Kilmore’s tower will be demolished and rebuilt to modern standards, incorporating safer stair design and the installation of communications cabling and lightning protection.

The projects are expected to be completed by March.

A harness racing centre since 1895, Kilmore hosts 28 meetings per year.

Beckley Park Geelong and Tabcorp Park Melton were also winners of the joint funding package.

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said stewards played a vital role in harness racing and it was important that they had the facilities to do their jobs.

“Funding for new towers at Melton, Kilmore and Geelong continues our support for harness racing and the thousands of people who earn a living from the code,” he said.

“Stewards play a vital role in harness racing, ensuring compliance with rules, integrity requirements and safety measures. It is essential they have modern, safe facilities so they can do their job properly,” Harness Racing Victoria chair Dale Monteith said.

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