Jumps racing will be banned in South Australia
Jumps racing will be banned in South Australia with the state government planning to support a legislative bill to put an end to the sport. South Australian deputy premier Susan Close made the announcement yesterday afternoon, saying the decision removes all debate about the sport’s future in South Australia.
“We want to create certainty for the industry, backing in a decision already made by Racing SA and by Oakbank to no longer hold jumps racing events,” Close told Racing.com. “The community and the racing industry gave up on jumps racing some time ago and the parliament is reflecting this change in attitudes. The time for this business, the time for this industry has now elapsed. There’s a reason there were only ten jumps races left in South Australia.”