Amid a perfect storm of funding cuts, reduced revenue, government indifference and hiked taxes, South Australian racing was in a bad way five years ago.

Once the home of racing dynasties like the Cummings, Hayes and Hawkes families, serious long-term concerns were held by major breeders, trainers and owners for the sustainability of the South Australian industry.

Bit by bit, the rebuild has begun and this week Racing SA put forward a three-year strategic plan that champions sustainability and ambition.       

Titled ‘Racing Together’, the strategic plan outlines the next three years of priorities and initiatives for Racing SA and signals an upswing in industry positivity. Has racing finally turned a corner in South Australia?

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