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NSW Govt Announces Racing Review

Friday, 30th June 2006

Top Sydney racing club officials "were summoned to a meeting with NSW Minister For Gaming And Racing Grant McBride yesterday to be told the state government would undertake an immediate review of the Thoroughbred Racing Act conducted by former bureaucrat Ken Brown (who retired this year as director general of the NSW Department Of Gaming And Racing)" reported thoroughbrednews.co.nz. McBride said an "independent review was timely", given it has been 5 years since the last review of the Act & following the recent end to the race broadcasting dispute. He summed up: "Given the challenges & opportunities facing the thoroughbred racing industry, this is an ideal time to ensure the Act supports the future viability & growth of racing. This review is an excellent opportunity to build new partnerships & move the industry forward as a whole." McBride added Brown would be taking submissions (due by August 4) from all interested parties, not just race clubs & administrators, noting: "It is very important that we receive input from the wider community & I encourage all those interested in the future success of the thoroughbred racing industry to make a submission to the review."

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