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Weighing Up The Penalty For Keane

Weighing Up The Penalty For Keane

24 Jan, 2012

Patrick Keane is working through an anxious period at the moment as the Queensland rider awaits his fate following Saturday’s incident at Eagle Farm.

Keane became one of the few jockeys to ever weigh in light following a race resulting in his horse Gold Rating being disqualified despite crossing the line first.

He faces a …

Munce’s Five Fa’ Brings More Pain To Bookies

Munce’s Five Fa’ Brings More Pain To Bookies

24 Nov, 2011

Chris Munce rode five winners at Doomben yesterday in a stint that has further extended the pain of Brisbane bookies.

While Munce will be celebrating a personal best achievement the same can’t be said for people who run the boards on track.

They’ve been suffering through a glut of short priced winners over recent weeks …

A Dozen QLD Horses Dead & Nobody Knows Why

A Dozen QLD Horses Dead & Nobody Knows Why

7 Oct, 2011

A potential disaster could be developing in south-east Queensland with a dozen horses dead in within hours of each other.

The horses were based at a property at Kooralbyn, just to the west of the Gold Coast.

Biosecurity Queensland is currently at a loss to explain the spate of deaths with the entire Beaudesert equine …

Racing Veteran Enters Deagon Development Dispute

Racing Veteran Enters Deagon Development Dispute

21 Sep, 2011

The fight for Deagon has a new voice on the battlefront as trainers at the facility plead with racing Queensland to rethink their redevelopment.

The proposal which seems all but certain to become a reality of the next few years will see just under $40 million spent to turn Deagon Racecourse into a specialist trots …

Hendra Exposed Given All Clear In QLD

Hendra Exposed Given All Clear In QLD

15 Aug, 2011

A further eight people have been given the all clear from the deadly Hendra virus after their final round of testing returned no indication of disease.

All of them had been exposed to an infected horse earlier this year with a pain staking wait to discover if they had picked up the virus themselves.

The …

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 …

Munce Moves In On Milestone In Brisbane

Munce Moves In On Milestone In Brisbane

19 Jul, 2011

Jockey Chris Munce could better his previous best of 85 winners in Brisbane

Brisbane premiership leading jockey Chris Munce could break his personal best if he can bag a few winners over the next week or so.

Munce has a seasons best of 85 winners in Brisbane and he currently sits six short of that …

North QLD Hendra Death Sparks National Concern

North QLD Hendra Death Sparks National Concern

13 Jul, 2011

The Hendra outbreak continues to intensify in Queensland with bio-security officers becoming increasingly worried about the spread of the disease.

The virus which was once contained to a few properties in the south-west has now sprung up in north Queensland as well.

While the two outbreaks are not linked, chief bio-security officer Jim Thompson says …

Tatt’s Bet Income Drop Hits Racing QLD

Tatt’s Bet Income Drop Hits Racing QLD

12 Jul, 2011

Prize money in Queensland is already something of a hot topic with both owners and trainers lobbying Racing Queensland for a bigger investment in winning payouts.

It’s been a request RQ says they simply cannot sustain and things could get even worse with betting revenue due to drop yet again.

Chief Executive of RQ Malcolm …

QLD Floods Could Have Sparked Hendra Outbreak

QLD Floods Could Have Sparked Hendra Outbreak

5 Jul, 2011

While the floods in Queensland are long gone and the weather has returned to its beautiful best the lingering side effects continue to cause problems.

Horse racing is far from immune to this and the recent outbreak of the hendra virus could be a result of  the summer downpours which swept across Queensland and Northern …