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Renewed Ipswich interest

Renewed Ipswich interest

AFTER four meetings back from the five and a half month shutdown, the summary would have to be that there is renewed and strong interest in Ipswich racing. Almost 700 nominations have been received for the four meetings held at Ipswich since April 13, and the betting turnover by punters has increased by approximately 50% on early indications. These results have reflected those elsewhere in the sport of racing as an unexpected surge in interest has occurred as it remains the...

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JOCKEYS NOMINATE RQ REGIONS

JOCKEYS NOMINATE RQ REGIONS

Racing Queensland has published the designated regions for the state’s jockeys ahead of tomorrow’s first thoroughbred meeting at the Mackay Turf Club. Late last week, RQ announced it would be implementing a regional racing model – click here to see the announcement –  which would restrict jockeys to riding in one of five designated regions until further notice. They are: Metro North (Brisbane and Sunshine Coast);Metro South West (Gold Coast, Ipswich and...

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RQ TO INTRODUCE DESIGNATED RACING REGIONS

RQ TO INTRODUCE DESIGNATED RACING REGIONS

Racing Queensland will implement designated race regions across the state from next week in a bid to further quarantine the industry from the current COVID-19 pandemic. With a raft of biosecurity measures already in place, including patron-free racing and a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for licensed participants, RQ will introduce measures from Sunday that will provide five key thoroughbred regions and four key greyhound regions as part of a multi-staged approach...

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Racing Queensland COVID-19 Response

Racing Queensland COVID-19 Response

Racing Queensland has advised that it will conduct patron-free meetings across its three codes until further notice – click here to see the announcement – in order to manage the spread of COVID-19. To assist clubs, participants and the general public with relevant information during the global pandemic, RQ will post the latest information – and updates – to this page. Following the Federal Government’s advice that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500...

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Members’ day cancelled

Members’ day cancelled

The Ipswich Turf Club advises that the upcoming Members’ Raceday on April 8 has been cancelled. This week Racing Queensland advised the ITC that all TAB and non-TAB meetings across the state will be conducted without patrons until further notice. Following the Federal Government’s advice that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled to manage the spread of COVID-19, RQ has confirmed that all future meetings – along with trials and...

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