Mr Cowper said the racing, pacing and chasing industries represented one of the biggest employers in his electorate and none of them supported the concept of a TAB sale.
�None of the owners, drivers or trainers racing at Pinjarra on August 17 are supporters of the TAB sale plan because they know first-hand how the TAB is the mainstay of the WA industry and have seen the highly damaging impacts of TAB privatisation on their counterparts in other States,�� he said.
Mr Cowper said there had been a great deal of public speculation on a TAB sale but as yet there was no detail with the proposal.
�You don�t discuss the sale of an asset without knowing what you will get for it, or what detrimental impact a sale might have.
�Former Premier David Brand set up WA�s TAB in the 1960s to �sanitise� an industry that had become dominated by a core of wealthy off-course bookmakers.
�Our TAB has become the envy of the other states and they have been urging us not to allow the TAB to be privatised,� Mr Cowper said.
�We are hoping for a strong showing of anti-TAB sale supporters at the Pinjarra meeting.�
He said it would also provide an ideal opportunity for those who had not yet experienced the impressive facilities now provided at Pinjarra to make up a party and enjoy the thrills and high standard of pacing now available.