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Oakbank Fights Greens Plan To Ban SA Jumps

Monday, 11th July 2011

The traditional Oakbank jumps weekend (Australia's biggest picnic race meeting since 1876) “will continue despite the Greens move to introduce a bill to the South Australian Parliament this week to ban the sport” reported The Herald-Sun. Club president John Glatz said he expected the push by Greens MP Tammy Franks will be given “short shift” & declared: “People here have had a gut full of them - their arguments are ridiculous.” Glatz also noted that, if Oakbank was “such a turn-off for people”, he would like an explanation why 100,000 fans attend each year & “why the Great Eastern & Von Doussa are our highest turnover betting races. I can't see any political support for the proposed ban.”

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