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Senior RQL executives resign

Senior RQL executives resign

26 Mar, 2012

Racing Queensland Limited has implemented a succession plan after the resignation of several senior executives as a result of the overwhelming success of the LNP in last Saturday’s Queensland State election.

Senior executives Mr Malcolm Tuttle (CEO), Mr Jamie Orchard (Director of Integrity Operations), Mr Paul Brennan (Director of Product Development) and Ms Shara Reid …

Queensland racing set for a major overhaul

Queensland racing set for a major overhaul

21 Mar, 2012

With the inevitable change of Government after Saturday’s Queensland election, the current set up of Queensland Racing is set for a major overhaul.

Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls said that the LNP will look to dismantling the current Racing Queensland model which oversees all the codes and would replace it with boards for each of …

Deagon An Early Casualty Of QLD Elections

Deagon An Early Casualty Of QLD Elections

2 Feb, 2012

The Deagon dream appears to be over for Bob Bentley and Racing Queensland with plans for the thoroughbred training track to be converted to a greyhound and harness centre thrown out.

Bentley along with State Government racing spokesman Tim Mulherin announced a redistribution of funds through a new ‘Industry Infrastructure Plan’ (IIP).

It resembles nothing …

Gold Coast Secures A $35M Face Lift

Gold Coast Secures A $35M Face Lift

11 Jan, 2012

The Gold Coast already has a reason to celebrate even before the Magic Millions carnival gets underway.

In an announcement today from Racing Queensland the Gold Coast Turf Club has secured a multimillion dollar grant to redevelop their Bundall racecourse.

The Queensland Government will be fronting the cash which follows the signing of a heads …

D-Day Draws Closer For Deagon Development

D-Day Draws Closer For Deagon Development

16 Aug, 2011

Racing Queensland is adding the final touches to a development application which is due to be submitted to Brisbane City Council by the end of the week.

The document relates to their proposal to turn the current Deagon Racecourse training facility into a state of the art metropolitan greyhound and harness racing venue.

Chairman of …

Gold Coast Turf Club Proposes Night Racing

Gold Coast Turf Club Proposes Night Racing

3 Aug, 2011

Night Racing at Moonee Valley has proved to be a success

Committee members at the Gold Coast Racecourse are currently in talks with Racing Queensland (RQL) as the Club pushes to become a hub of night racing.

The talk’s come after Gold Coast Turf Club’s (GCTC) former chairman Andrew Eggleston resigned from his position after …

Deagon Upgrade Part Of Racing QLD’s Big Spend

Deagon Upgrade Part Of Racing QLD’s Big Spend

21 Jul, 2011

As it stands right now Deagon Racecourse is a facility pretty much unknown to the wider part of horse racing circles around the country.

Sitting in a prime location in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane the circuit is used exclusively as a training and trials venue with racing having ceased decades ago.

That is set …

Prize Money Stand-off Continues In Queensland

Prize Money Stand-off Continues In Queensland

19 May, 2011

Racing Queensland has once again rejected a call from the Queensland Racehorse Owners Association to boost levels of prize money, specifically in mid-week events.

They said while they acknowledge the continuing importance of lifting mid-week, maiden and Class 1 prize money they were currently not in a position to do so.

They say that the …

Bundaberg Base Back In Business

Bundaberg Base Back In Business

10 May, 2011

Bundaberg Race Club has been pulled off the scrap heap with the precinct given another chance at building a successful racing precinct.

They had their license reinstated only after Racing Queensland was satisfied with a newly developed business model showing how they would avoid the mistakes of the past.

After drifting into a horrible financial …

Queensland Jockeys To Earn More Per Ride

Queensland Jockeys To Earn More Per Ride

14 Apr, 2011

Queensland jockeys have today earned themselves a higher riding fee after Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) confirmed a pay rise will come into effect on July 1, 2011.

RQL chief executive officer, Malcolm Tuttle, has verified that the riding fees will increase from $147 to $160 per ride on 1 July this year, while a further …