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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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Kendrick hopes his recent run of luck continues at Ipswich

Kendrick hopes his recent run of luck continues at Ipswich

By Glenn Davis In-form trainer Stu Kendrick is hoping his winning momentum can continue at Ipswich on Wednesday. Kendrick has trained 11 winners from his past 50 starters including a metropolitan double from Tarzan and Tambo’s Mate at Eagle Farm last Saturday. Kendrick, winner of the past six trainers’ premierships at his home track at the Sunshine Coast, has six entries in five races at Ipswich. READ...

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QUEENSLAND RACING TAKES GIANT STRIDES

QUEENSLAND RACING TAKES GIANT STRIDES

The Queensland racing industry’s annual contribution to the state’s economy has grown to exceed more than $1.5 billion. Earlier today, Racing Queensland published new economic data delivered by IER – a specialist in the tourism, events and entertainment industries – which outlines the size and scope of the racing industry. Across the state, the racing industry is responsible for sustaining 11,570 full-time jobs – an increase of 2024 full-time jobs from the...

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Festive Fundraiser 2019

Festive Fundraiser 2019

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, the Swich On Inc end of year fundraising party is one not to be missed. Live entertainment & music Ticket includes awesome food and beverage package Signature premium raffle prizes (stay tuned) The best way to celebrate the end of year with colleagues and friends! *This year, due to track renovations there will be no live races on the day. For the keen punters there are still facilities on-site and...

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IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRACK REMEDIATION

IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRACK REMEDIATION

Racing Queensland has announced works to remediate the Bundamba Racecourse will commence on November 4. As part of the $24.8 million re-development at the Ipswich Turf Club, replacement of the decades-old irrigation infrastructure and drainage will soon commence, with racing to resume at Bundamba in April 2020. During this time, the remaining components of the re-development are also expected to be completed including delivery of the club’s new tie-up stalls. “The planned...

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