Racing NSW asked politicians to consider Everest Cup a public holiday

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Racing NSW has asked senior politicians to consider declaring the Everest Cup race day a public holiday in New South Wales, similar to the Melbourne Cup.

Guardian Australia has confirmed that Racing NSW recently floated the proposal for a state holiday with the state opposition leader, Labor’s Luke Foley, as a way of further promoting the horse race as NSW’s signature event.

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