Race goers cheering over safety boost

Race-lovers are set to flock to the Trangie Racecourse again in 2023 with the support of the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Narromine Shire Council has secured $36,212 to address safety issues at the Trangie Racecourse.

“The Trangie racecourse is a classic country track and a race day there always attracts a great crowd from across the region, injecting money into this great little town,” Mr Saunders said.

“It’s also an important gathering place for the local community to dress up, relax and unwind trackside.

“I can’t wait to see the track returned to its pre-La Nina standard!”

Narromine Shire Acting Mayor Dawn Collins welcomed the funding.

“Horse racing has always been an integral part of the Trangie community,” Councillor Collins said.

“After the past two very wet years, improvements to restore the track surface back to a safe standard will allow the annual Trangie Gold Cup to run in March and the Macquarie Picnic Races to run in July!”

Crown land covers about 34 million hectares or 42 per cent of NSW with more than 34,000 reserves across the state including parks, ovals, showgrounds, racecourses and community halls.

The grant is part of $16.48 million being offered to support 264 projects across the state.

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