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Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase for industry viability

Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase for industry viability

Following the state government’s welcomed announcement of $26 million for thoroughbred racing, Racing Queensland Chairman Steve Wilson AM says the first prize money increase of $18 million, effective 1 November 2018, will be a welcome boost for racing across Queensland with a particular focus on non-metropolitan racing to assist industry viability, competitiveness and participant cash flow. Mr Wilson said: “This prize money boost will address one of the biggest challenges...

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Racing Queensland welcomes government announcement of $26 million for thoroughbreds

Racing Queensland welcomes government announcement of $26 million for thoroughbreds

Racing Queensland Chairman Steve Wilson has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a critical $26 million in funding for thoroughbred racing that will support industry viability and position the sport to grow its $1.2 billion annual contribution to the state economy. Prize money increases will be delivered in two stages with an immediate $18 million increase effective November 1, 2018 and, a further $8 million increase in six (6) months. Mr Wilson said: “We would...

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Friday 19/10 meeting abandoned

Friday 19/10 meeting abandoned

Due to the inclement weather currently being experienced in SE Queensland, an inspection has been conducted this afternoon at Ipswich by RQ and QRIC officials and the track has been deemed unsafe to race on. For those guests attending the Legacy Race Day the Luncheon will still proceed.

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Distance Changes to Two Races – Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 24 October

Distance Changes to Two Races – Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 24 October

RQ confirms that following communications with Ipswich Turf Club, there have been amendments to the distance of two races on the program for the club’s race meeting on Wednesday 24 October. The changes are: Benchmark 65 Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1350m; and Maiden Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1350m. The changes have been made to allow the racing surface near the crossing which has previously encountered issues further time to recover following the recent bout of...

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Tuesday races abandoned; program changes for Friday

Tuesday races abandoned; program changes for Friday

RQ confirms that following the abandonment of the (replacement) race meeting at Ipswich TC tomorrow (Tuesday 16 October), the following race fields have been transferred to the club’s race meeting on Friday 19 October: QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m (was Race 3 at 16 October ITC meeting).  $20k + QTIS bonuses QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m (was Race 4 at 16 October ITC meeting).  $20k + QTIS bonuses   The same fields in both of these races have been retained in their entirety...

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