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Eagle Farm to host 2022 Doomben Cup

After postponing Saturday’s Doomben Cup meeting until Wednesday, May 25, due to weather, the Brisbane Racing Club and Racing Queensland have on Sunday confirmed that the Doomben meeting will be abandoned, with feature races set to be run on future race days. The Group 1 Doomben Cup, Group 2 The Roses and Group 3 BRC Sprint will all[...]
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Doomben Cup program postponed

This afternoon’s Group 1 meeting at Doomben has been postponed due to surface water in areas around the track. With more than 18mm of rain recorded at Brisbane Airport between 12:00am and 9:00am AEST, the Brisbane Racing Club inspected the track at 9am, before making the decision at 9:30am. The nine-race program was scheduled to host the[...]
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Limited Number Of Patrons For Stradbroke

The Brisbane Racing Club will be allowed to have a select number of patrons on-course under strict biosecurity conditions for its Stradbroke Handicap meeting. Queensland race clubs can now have up to 20 patrons on-course but they must comply with government COVID-19 checklists. “Further patrons may be able to return upon the adoption of an[...]
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Deep Image Makes The Cut For Stradbroke

Robert Heathcote’s chances of training his first Group One winner in Queensland doubled when Deep Image made the field for the Stradbroke Handicap. When the final Stradbroke field was declared on Tuesday morning, Deep Image was the last in after Victorian mare Teleplay did not accept. There are 18 runners and five emergencies with Caloundra[...]
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Queensland Media Negotiations Are Ongoing

The media rights for racing in Queensland have yet to be finalised despite the Brisbane Racing Club re-signing with Sky Channel. The media rights deal was expected to be finalised by the end of last month with Sky, Racing.com, Channel 7 and Channel 10 all interested in broadcasting Queensland meetings. Negotiations in Queensland are always[...]
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BRC Supports Free-To-Air Slot For Races

The Brisbane Racing Club will support moves to broadcast its meetings on free-to-air television during the winter. Behind-the-scenes negotiations have been underway in recent weeks for a free-to-air deal where Sky Racing’s premier Thoroughbred Central station would be shown. Channel 7, which already shows Sky’s rival Racing.com’s Victorian and South Australian meetings, is the frontrunner.[...]
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RQ Announce New Winter Feature Race Plan

The Stradbroke Handicap, Brisbane’s signature race, is one of two Group One events reinstated in Racing Queensland’s revised list of 26 winter black-type races. Racing in Queensland has continued during the coronavirus pandemic with no crowds and strict biosecurity. The state has been divided into five regions with city standard racing continuing in metro north,[...]
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Federal Job Scheme Helps Qld Clubs

The federal government’s JobKeeper scheme is likely to save Queensland race clubs from massive financial loss and possible closure. Several clubs were already in financial trouble before the current coronavirus restrictions but that has been magnified in recent weeks. An estimated 500 full-time and casual Queensland race club employees have been stood down or laid[...]
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