Warrnambool Racecourse set to get super screen

PATRONS at next year's Warrnambool May Racing Carnival will be able to catch all the action on a $234,000 super screen which will be installed at the racecourse.

The State Government will provide $117,000 in funding for the project which will be completed by the 2017 Carnival,  while the Warrnambool Racing Club will match the contribution dollar for dollar.

The super screen which measures more than six metres high and 11 metres wide will be used to broadcast races, wagering information, social media feeds, sponsorship information and on-course activities. Previously the club hired a big screen for its five feature meetings at a cost of $21,000 annually.

Martin Pakula, the Minister for Racing said the super screen will add another exciting chapter to the history at the racecourse.

“This super screen will help the club to provide the best experience for local patrons, participants and visitors,” he said.

Warrnambool Racing Club CEO Peter Downs said they were grateful for the on-going support from the Andrews Labour Government.

“The super screen will be a great addition to our feature five race days,”  Downs said. “The Andrews Labour Government have been great supporters they have funded five major projects at the course  to the tune of nearly a $1million over the past year.”

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