Photo: Denis Napthine, Rob Ponghpo and damian Drum
22 February 2011 - Bendigo Harness Racing Club will receive funding of $320,000 for two new projects to commence at Lords Raceway in the coming months, Racing Minister the Hon. Denis Napthine announced on Tuesday. The projects to be funded 50/50 by the State Government and Harness Racing Victoria will see the latest in lighting technology installed at Lords Raceway. The track light diming technology, which in a world first was introduced to Tabcorp Park Melton last racing season, will be installed at Bendigo's Harness Racing track, providing substantial savings on the Clubs future power bills. The 'green' technology will also cut greenhouse gas emissions from the track lighting by 34% and greatly extend the life of the lamps from eight to almost 11 years.