ATA launches Trust with significant seed funding from government and industry / National / 18 Sep, 2015
This morning we reinforced our commitment to representing horse trainers’ best interests with the launch of the Australian Trainers’ Trust (ATT).
Minister for Racing Martin Pakula visited Ballarat Turf Club today to launch the Trust, which has been established to provide financial assistance to trainers and their families in times of need.
As part of the Keep Victorian Racing Strong Plan the Andrews Labor government has provided $200,000 to the Trust with a further $50,000 from Racing Victoria (RV).
We have formed the Trust to provide financial relief to trainers, and their families, when they are unable to continue working due to suffering a serious injury, illness or fatality.
The Trust aligns with our commitment to evolving with the needs of our Members in an effort to represent your best interests.
We greatly appreciate the Racing Minister and RV’s significant contribution to the Trust, which will become a valuable resource in supporting trainers while they concentrate on recovering and offers their families financial peace of mind.
It was great to have Ballarat based trainer, Dan O’Sullivan at this morning’s event to offer a personal insight into how the Trust will support trainers in the future. We would like to thank Dan for his input and the Ballarat Turf Club for hosting the event this morning.
I will be joining Australian Jockey Association Chairman, Ross Inglis and former member of Federal Parliament, the Hon. Michael Duffy as the board of trustees.
Trainers wishing to receive assistance will be required to fill out an application form that is assessed by the board of trustees and granted based on necessity.
All enquiries regarding the ATT should be directed to ATA on 03 9372 1688.
For more information, please CLICK HERE to find the Racing Minister’s release.