I WRITE to congratulate you and all your staff on being awarded the National Award of Merit at the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Harness Racing Australia.
This award recognises the innovative and successful promotion of the Bendigo Harness Racing Club through the creation of the Race For Fun Club.
The development of the club’s own horse Spirit Of Bendigo, aka ‘Addy’ has been a true highlight.
This initiative has received a fantastic response from the community.
I’m delighted to acknowledge the significant work undertaken by the Bendigo Advertiser in collaboration with the Bendigo Harness Racing Club to promote the great sport of harness racing.
This is a tremendous effort for all those involved and you should all be extremely proud of your achievements.
Once again congratulations and I wish you continued success with the Race For Fun Club.
Dr Denis Napthine
Minister For Racing