As a further enhancement for country racing, we are pleased to announce the inaugural Country Racing Series for season 2017/18, a regional state-wide showcase of country racing. The first in this series is the Race to Roma! Heats will be contested at Barcaldine, Toowoomba, Central Warrego, Dalby, Barcoo and St George with the final being determined four weeks later at Roma on the 29th July 2017.
Julia Creek, a small Outback town in North Queensland, it's about as far into the middle of nowhere as you could get. It is home to blinding sunlight, harsh winds, a muddy creek, and just 400 thick-skinned locals.
TOTAL FUNDS RAISED
We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed thus far. Total raised is currently at $140,000.
Racing Queensland (RQ) has established a special fund to assist trainers who have encountered additional animal welfare, care and transportation costs due to the recent cyclone and flooding across parts of Queensland.
We recognise the importance of trainers and their animals to their business operation and to racing in general.
The fund will provide payments to eligible trainers of $350 or $700 depending on the level of activity each trainer has in their region and the impact.
Impacted trainers, who have had race starters in the three months prior to impact, are invited to apply from the following local government areas:
RQ would like to thank the following sponsors for their major donations and quick support:
Additionally, RQ would like to thank the Brisbane Racing Club who will be running a charity auction on Victory Stakes day 29th April to raise funds.
HOW TO APPLY
Please use the form listed below to apply, any additional queries can be sent through to
Please refer to document below for the criteria that RQ officials will use to oversee and administer.
Assessment Criteria and Eligibility document
HOW TO DONATE
A bank account has been setup for donations here:
Racing Queensland Cyclone and Flood Appeal
SUPPORT FOR CLUBS
Racing Queensland is also working with clubs to ensure normal racing and training operation is restored as soon as possible with races rescheduled or relocated where possible. Where events have been abandoned RQ has repositioned races and race meeting to other venues to ensure animals have had an opportunity to compete.