Jumps deal falls on deaf ears

Racing SA has rejected a sponsorhip deal which aimed to keep two jumps races alive at the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival.

A major horse racing sponsor has slammed the State’s racing industry as “disorganised and divided” after Racing SA knocked back close to $400,000 in financial support for the Oakbank Racing Club in order to stand its ground on its controversial jumps racing cull.
The Courier can reveal that QSL Group recycling company Ecycle Solutions offered a sponsorship deal worth $50,000 a year – on commercial terms – for three years to the club, as part of an Australian Jumps Racing Association (AJRA) proposal to keep Oakbank’s iconic Great Eastern Steeplechase and the Harry D Young Hurdle.