The Werribee Racing Club and Spendthrift Australia are proud to confirm the signing of a deal that will see new naming rights for the Werribee Racecourse. Commencing from 1 October 2018, the Werribee Racecourse will be known as Spendthrift Australia Park at Werribee, in a deal that Werribee Racing Club General Manager Ashley Baker believes is the beginning of a new era for the Club.
“We are thrilled to announce this fantastic partnership with leading Victorian based breeding and racing farm Spendthrift Australia. The name remains respectful of the proud history of the Werribee Racing Club which dates back to 1861, with the partnership marking a new era for our Club as we look to reestablish ourselves a leader in the local community and the racing industry. Spendthrift Australia are significant contributors to the industry, particularly here in Victoria, and this is a great opportunity to come together and work in partnership to grow our brands both on and off the track”.
Spendthrift Australia General Manager Garry Cuddy was equally enthusiastic about the announcement. “We are very excited to take over the naming rights to the Werribee Race Club. A club with a wonderful history and a great vision towards the future. A partnership like this signifies the intention of Spendthrift to establish ourselves as a leading farm in Victoria and Australia.”
Spendthrift Australia Park is also the home of the Racing Victoria International Quarantine Centre, which for the first time this year is at capacity with 32 international raiders being housed in the three compounds. The Werribee Racing Club’s feature spring event, the annual International Breakfast with the Stars, will be held on 1 November 2018 and is an excellent opportunity to get a final look at the international raiders as they prepare for the Melbourne Cup. Tickets are $99 which includes a gourmet Champagne Breakfast and an array of International Guests including Vintage Crop’s winning jockey Mick Kinane and the 2018 Melbourne Cup Trophy. This year’s event will again be hosted by Racing.Com
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