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Deiheros Makes Queensland Debut in Vo Rogue Plate

Deiheros Makes Queensland Debut in Vo Rogue Plate

24 Dec, 2014

The Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) is one of two Group races running at the Gold Coast this Saturday, in preparation for the 2015 Magic Millions Race Day on January 10.

Deiheroes will go up against Hijack Hussy (pictured) in the Vo Rogue Plate on Saturday, his first Queensland run. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.…

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 Receives $2 Million Boost

Queensland Racing Receives $2 Million Boost

3 May, 2013

A $2 million injection into Queensland racing has been announced to improve training facilities across the state.

The state government will outlay $1.2 million to 37 race clubs immediately and a further $800,000 will be allocated on a discretionary basis depending on the number of runners competing from particular clubs.

The funds are part of …

Poste Restante Makes Spring Start in Brisbane

Poste Restante Makes Spring Start in Brisbane

11 Oct, 2012

New Zealand mare Poste Restante will kick off her spring in Brisbane this Saturday, having her first start since a winter campaign that included a third-place finish to Brambles in the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m).

Now trained by Desleigh Forster at Eagle Farm, the four-year-old will contest a Class 6 Handicap (1200m) at …

Bid Spotter Shines in First Queensland Test

Bid Spotter Shines in First Queensland Test

8 Oct, 2012

Seven-year-old gelding Bid Spotter had only been in Queensland a week before breaking an 18-month drought in an Open Handicap (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Bid Spotter broke an 18-month drought with a win in an Open Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo by: Daniel Costello

It had been 13 starts without a top three …

Racing New South Wales to stick with turf tracks

Racing New South Wales to stick with turf tracks

3 Jul, 2012

Racing New South Wales has spoken out against the installation of synthetic tracks and will rely on new innovative materials to upgrade existing turf tracks throughout the state.

Chief Executive Peter V’landys said that Racing New South Wales had investigated the prospect of synthetic racing but was unable to find a synthetic surface that was …

Brambles And Zabeelionaire To Clash In Queensland Derby

Brambles And Zabeelionaire To Clash In Queensland Derby

4 Jun, 2012

A highly anticipated clash between Brambles and Zabeelionaire will take place in the Group 1 Queensland Derby at Eagle Farm this Saturday.

Brambles is already favourite for the Derby after his impressive three and a half length win in the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes at Doomben last month.

Brambles' impressive win last start sees …

Hendra Virus Continues To Unsettle Queenland Racing

Hendra Virus Continues To Unsettle Queenland Racing

7 Jul, 2011

With the Grafton Carnival in full swing, the Queensland racing industry is hastily trying to control the recent Hendra Virus outbreak in the state’s south-east.

Coffs Harbour Racing chief executive Russ Atkinson is working hard to keep people calm despite the recent scares.

“They haven’t certainly quarantined any areas, they’ve quarantined farms etcetera where the …

Hendra Virus Outbreak Threatens Queensland

Hendra Virus Outbreak Threatens Queensland

29 Jun, 2011

Queensland is currently in the midst of a Hendra virus scare after a horse south of Brisbane tested positive to the deadly virus.

The horse died at a Beaudesert property on Monday, however, it was not established the horse had passed away from the Hendra virus until last night.

Deputy Premier Paul Lucas was quick …

Racing Queensland Propose Changes To Oaks Conditions

Racing Queensland Propose Changes To Oaks Conditions

28 May, 2011

Queensland Racing (RQL) is considering changing the future conditions of the Group 1 Queensland Oaks to included mares in the race that is currently restricted to three-year-old fillies only.

The racing board believes that because there are already five Group 1 races of 2,000 metres and above dedicated to three-year-old fillies, it appears unfair that …