News About: Brisbane Racing Club
Queensland Racing has received a needed boost on the eve of the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap after the Queensland government signed off on a $22 million overhaul for Eagle Farm.
The looming speed battle between Buffering and Rain Affair in the Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday will play right into the hands of Ric McMahon and local three year old Better Than Ready.
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Top class three year olds Sizzling and Better Than Ready have joined top sprinter Buffering as Queensland’s big hopes in this year’s Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8 after nominations were finalized today.
South Australian Jockey Club chief executive Brenton Wilkinson has virtually conceded that world champion sprinter Black Caviar will not pursue a repeat Goodwood win and fully expects her to make a return trip to Brisbane for the Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) on May 11.
While Sydney has been blessed with near perfect weather conditions for Australian Derby Day and the appearance of Black Caviar, South East Queensland hasn’t fared as well with rain forcing the abandonment of the Doomben and Gold Coast meetings.
While the Australian Turf Club will be struggling to accommodate Black Caviar’s multiplying entourage, the Brisbane Racing Club is planning a venue change to give the world’s best sprinter a grand farewell during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
Melbourne filly Shopaholic will go into next week’s Stradbroke Handicap without another run after being scratched from tomorrow’s Group 2 $350,000 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
And Torio’s Quest is also an early scratching …
Trainer Robert Heathcote is confident BTC Cup scratching Buffering will recover from a hoof injury in time to continue his assault on the Brisbane Winter Carnival feature sprint races.
Heathcote was forced to withdraw the reigning Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC …
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