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Gippsland Festival Of Racing officially launched

A media launch for greyhound racing’s 2019-20 Gippsland Festival of Racing is being held at the Sale GRC this morning.

Key media identities are at the event, which includes a live broadcast of Crocmedia’s Off The Bench radio program, presented by Craig Hutchison and Tim Watson. The program is aired in Melbourne on 1116 SEN and across countless regional radio networks across Victoria.

The upcoming Gippsland Festival of Racing will incorporate a number of key events including greyhound racing’s Group 1 Sale Cup on Boxing Day and the Group 2 Warragul Cup on 11 January.

GRV’s General Manager of Strategic Communication, Louise Martin, said the festival has become an important staple on Victoria’s greyhound racing calendar.

“Greyhound racing is part of the fabric here in Gippsland. The Sale Cup meeting on Boxing Day attracts thousands of racegoers every year, while the Warragul Cup series includes the club’s popular Calcutta event and a spectacular family day in early January,” Ms Martin said.

“The Traralgon Cup would also normally be part of the Gippsland Festival of Racing, however the track is currently undergoing a major redevelopment which will be another exciting benefit for the Gippsland region in the future.”

The annual Gippsland Festival of Racing has proven to be of great economic benefit to the Gippsland economy, with local greyhounds racing for rich prize money and local suppliers being sourced to stage the various events.

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