Redcliffe Racing Club Gets $6M Lighting Upgrade

Bright lights will soon be shining on night races at the Redcliffe Peninsula Harness Racing and Sporting Club, as a major $6 million lighting upgrade officially kicks off this month.

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The 11-month project, supported by the Racing Infrastructure Fund, will bring state-of-the-art LED lighting and new electrical infrastructure to the venue. This ensures the highest quality broadcast experience for night racing, allowing spectators on-site and at home to not miss a second of the heart-pounding action.

Club President Bernie Ring says the lighting upgrade is vital for the future of harness racing at the iconic Triangle track. 

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He stated that racing under lights is synonymous with Redcliffe, and this upgrade ensures spectators both on-site and at home won’t miss any of the action. Ring emphasised that participant and animal welfare are the top priorities.

Ring also expressed the club’s gratitude to Racing Queensland and the Miles Government for supporting and delivering the project.

Racing Minister Grace Grace highlighted the economic benefits, noting that the venue hosts over 40 percent of the state’s 310 annual harness race meetings and has around 300 horses training there weekly.

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Ms Grace said Redcliffe is one of the state’s most valuable harness training and racing venues. She added that the project is expected to support 20 new jobs throughout construction, contributing to an industry which already delivers more than $2.2 billion in economic contribution to Queensland each year.

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With bright lights ahead, the future looks bright for night racing at the famous Redcliffe Triangle. The upgrades will ensure this key venue can continue driving strong economic activity for the state’s racing industry for many more years to come.

Published 30-April-2024