The annual Emerald Cup is coming again this year and so too is the excitement of horses, hats and hip pocket punts! Come out and see who the top racer of the day will be on Saturday 27 May. Come and join us for a fine day of racing at Pioneer Park.
The brand new Darley Kingsford Smith Cup replaces the BTC Cup Day to thrust the 2017 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival into top gear. This historically named raceday welcomes punters to the heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse for a day of complete intemperance and first-class beauty.
The Mackay Turf Club & Event Centre is one of Queensland’s leading Thoroughbred racing clubs and premier functions & events facilities, conducting over 20 Midweek races and eight feature race days throughout the year, including major events like the Amateurs Day.
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Prize Money Changes
As identified in the Tracking Towards Sustainability Plan, prizemoney represents the largest return to the racing industry as such it is neccessary to reduce the return to bring the industry to a Sustanabile Level. Since the report was first published in December 2015, RQ has been meeting with Industry Discussion Groups on a monthly basis to discuss the impact of these prizemoney reductions will have on each sector of the Industry.
During this extensive Industry Consultation, RQ received many alternate proposals that saw these returns distributed in various ways but within the same overal budget. Following a review of these submissions, the following prizemoney changes will take effect from 1 April 2016:
It should also be remembered that within the Tracking Towards Sustainability prizemoney framework, there is a mechanism that allows the profitability of each code and the industry overall to be assessed, and if it is deemed sustainable, the returns to the industry via prizemoney can be adjusted.
This process will commence from 1 July 2016 and be reviewed on a quarterly basis.