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Queensland Government Approves Eagle Farm Overhaul

Queensland Government Approves Eagle Farm Overhaul

7 Jun, 2014

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.

Srikandi is the favourite to win the final edition of the Stradbroke Handicap before the famous Eagle Farm turf is overhauled. Photo by: Daniel Costello

There …

Queensland racing injects funds to assist bookmakers

Queensland racing injects funds to assist bookmakers

2 Jul, 2012

Queensland Racing Limited has come to the aid of the struggling on course bookmakers with the introduction of the Oncourse Fielding Incentive Scheme.

The scheme will look to cutting fielding costs and give the bookmakers a better chance to compete with off course betting organisations and hopefully prolong the life of the long-time racetrack institution.…

Kevin Dixon new Chairman of Queensland Racing Limited

Kevin Dixon new Chairman of Queensland Racing Limited

2 May, 2012

Former Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Kevin Dixon has been appointed Chairman of Racing Queensland Limited following the resignation of former chief Bob Bentley.

Bentley resigned from his role at Racing Queensland Limited following the landslide win by the LNP at the recent Queensland State Election after a long and controversial term at the helm.

Dixon …

BRC Announces Major Carrot For Winter Majors

BRC Announces Major Carrot For Winter Majors

18 Jan, 2012

BRC Chairman Kevin Dixon announces the new Australasian Challenge

Racing in Brisbane has come under heavy fire over the last day or so with reduced race programs and a lack of acceptors adding to the ongoing battle over prize money.

Today though there’s been a positive twist from the BRC with the announcement of what …

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 …