Major Partners and Industry Supporters

“Our equine welfare team will work with the jumps community to ensure its approach to ‘life after racing’ compliments the programs and initiatives outlined in our three-year equine welfare action plan announced in mid 2019.”

— Jennifer Hughes, Equine Welfare Manager

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"Jumps racing has experienced a real resurgence and is thriving right across country Victoria. The jumps racing trail is a great opportunity to open these regional communities to much needed tourism and economic benefits."

— Lance McMillian, Chairman Country Racing Victoria

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"The Warrnambool Racing Club (WRC) works closely with the Australian Jumps Racing Association (AJRA) to foster and develop jumps racing. Jumps racing is an integral part of the Warrnambool racing district and community. The May Racing Carnival has grown into a significant regional event of the back of its involvement and support of jumps racing."

— Tom O'Connor, CEO Warrnambool Racing Club

2021 Jumps Racing Season

"AJRA is committed to increasing crowds at jumps races by creating broader interest in the sport through industry engagement. The jumps racing trail will increase domestic tourism and encourage spending in regional Victoria. I commend the AJRA for bringing this application on behalf of the local community and am pleased to offer my strong support."

— Dan Tehan, Electorate of Wannon

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"Teaching them to jump and introducing them to a new discipline does them the world of good, and I think this then stands them in good stead when they’re rehomed. They’ve already got the experience of being retrained within racing, and so it makes them easier to retrain when they leave the industry and adopt a new career.”

— Wade Calderwood, General Manager Commercial & Racing Pakenham Racing Club

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"The jumps racing season has had to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic but through innovation and perseverance has triumphed. Despite the enormous challenges, AJRA has delivered a series of racedays that have engaged large audiences and will galvanise the sport and its fan base for years to come."

— Matt Welsh, Racing.com Form Analyst

2020 Season Snapshot

"The Pakenham Racing Club has a long and proud history in support of jumps racing in Victoria. Most recently with the addition of the Mosstrooper Steeplechase & Brendan Drechsler Hurdle, we have seen the level of jump racing profile increase at our venue, so it’s a logical extension to support your great new tourism-focused concept with the Regional Tourism Jumps Racing Trail.”

— Wade Calderwood, General Manager Commercial & Racing Pakenham Racing Club

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