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ATAAC | Australian Teens Against Animal Cruelty - Jumps Racing Ban Bombshell

Jumps racing has long been a problem within the Victorian turf industry and the State Government has just about had enough as it continues with its push to improve safety standards.

Acting Premier, and Racing Minister Rob Hulls, fired off this letter to RVL boss Michael Duffy today requesting an urgent update on safety measures which have been implemented.

The letter ends with Mr Hulls advising there'll be a full review of jumps racing when the season ends in August.

Victoria and South Australia are the only two states to still have jumps racing - Tasmania was the latest to ban it, last year.

In Victoria, the figures are alarming:

In the period from 2005 until now there have been 3675 starters, of those, 90 horses have fallen, with 26 fatalities.

The jumps industry generates $16 million in betting turnover both on and off the course and employs hundreds of staff in stables dotted throughout mainly regional parts of the State.

Not least Warnambool, which thrives on its three day carnival, culminating in the Grand Annual Steeple, which dates back to 1872.

RVL has been aware of the Government's ongoing concerns but it's understood they were caught off-guard by today's letter, and the nature of it.

It's the strongest warning yet that the jumps might have run their race.

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