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1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

The Queensland racing industry will donate more than $50,000 to drought-relief after staging the ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign over the weekend. In total, $52,600 will be donated to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund after Racing Queensland announced it would donate $1000 every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth won a race on Saturday and Sunday. The nation’s biggest betting operators – Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy – agreed to match RQ’s...

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Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

The nation’s biggest betting operators have rallied behind this week’s ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign to assist drought-relief by agreeing to match Racing Queensland’s contribution dollar for dollar. Earlier this week, RQ announced it would donate $1000 to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth wins a race across this weekend. Following Monday’s announcement, Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy have all...

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Time to party

Time to party

Not great; make it epic Hosting a party can be tough and we often get asked how do you make a great party a celebration not to be forgotten. There are many factors involved but one recommendation is planning. Planning Early planning is the key. Decide what type of function you want to host and seek several quotes and availability from venues. You may also want to book in a time to view the venue. But it doesn’t stop with the booking. If you have an event within three months...

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Track Update – 12 November

Track Update – 12 November

A fortnight into the track closure of five months, work has commenced at the Bundamba site. Although a few early issues with the clay subsurface, hundreds of metres of irrigation trenching and pipe laying has been undertaken as Racing Queensland replaces the 35-year-old irrigation system. ITC track staff and contractors have reacted well to early issues and great confidence is held that these works will be completed within planned timeframes. The other element of the track...

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Prize money levy for equine welfare

Prize money levy for equine welfare

The Palaszczuk Government today announced that Racing Queensland would implement a one per cent prize money levy for thoroughbred and harness racing to support Queensland’s equine welfare. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed the move by RQ, saying the figure equated to about $1.5 million a year and would be levied from 1 January 2020. He said the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission was also making $70,000 available from its Racing Animal Welfare Grants Program...

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