Major Partners and Industry Supporters
MESSAGES OF INDUSTRY SUPPORT
“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”
CRV Chairman Lance McMillan
"AJRA is committed to increasing crowds at jumps races by creating broader interest in the sport through industry engagement. The jumps racing trail initiave 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
"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 Oconnor - CEO Warrnambool Racing Club
"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
“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
"Jockeys responded well to Lucinda’s teaching, they stayed around till the end of each day (which ran overtime due to postinstruction groups discussions). Her feedback and communication style was sensational. Her resources from Yogi Breisner were well utilised and she plans to build on that next year too. Lucinda is keen to go forward with helping them to improve. The boys have seen her and will go wanting to learn and keen, Lucinda will be in a position to give more, will come back”
Jamie Murray, Jockey Coach
"The jumps racing season has had to navigate the COVID-10 pandemic but through innovation and perseverance has triumphed.Despite the enormous challenges, AJRA has delivered a series of race days that have engaged large audiences and will galvanise the sport and its fan base for years to come."
Matt Welsh - Racing.com Form Analysts