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Racing QLD On The Offensive Over Drug Claims

Racing QLD On The Offensive Over Drug Claims

31 Aug, 2011

Racing Queensland has fired back in regards to an article published earlier in the week implying that nearly a third of Queensland jockeys were regular drug users.

The story, first seen in the Sunday Mail on August 28, features comments from former racing licensee Michael Jackson which if proved true would be disastrous for the …

Racing Queensland To Continue Race Meets Despite Hendra Threat

Racing Queensland To Continue Race Meets Despite Hendra Threat

18 Jul, 2011

Racing Queensland is continuing to ensure the public that race meetings in the state will not be jeopardised by the growing threat of Hendra Virus.

The reassurance follows further outbreaks of Hendra in both Hervey Bay on the Fraser Coast and Boondall on Brisbane’s north side.

Racing Queensland’s Jamie Orchard insists that upcoming race days …

Doomben Race Meet Almost Cancelled Over Licence Dispute

Doomben Race Meet Almost Cancelled Over Licence Dispute

6 Jul, 2011

Today’s race meeting at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane went ahead as planned, despite a dispute between Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) and the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) that threatened to cancel it.

BRC chairman Kevin Dixon said he would cancel the mid-week meeting should RQL reject his plea to negotiate new terms for their licence.

The …