Manitoba trots out support for horse racing industry

The province says more money upfront will improve the industry’s sustainability.

After the next three racing seasons, the province would continue to finance the sport, agriculture minister Ralph Eichler said.

“We have to support in some way or fashion. It’s a $34-40 million income tax return for government. It creates about $112 million a year … through tourism and raising revenue, 1,100-1,200 jobs,” he said. “It’s a big business for Manitoba.” Full coverage: Manitoba trots out support for horse racing industry

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