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Training Assistance Fund

Racing Queensland will oversee the distribution of a new Training Assistance Fund to support racing participants in flood-impacted areas of Queensland.

Following widespread flooding in North and North West Queensland in 2019, the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs has established the Fund to support trainers who have encountered additional animal welfare, care and transportation costs.

It’s anticipated more than 100 trainers across thoroughbreds and greyhounds have faced additional costs for transport, food, forage and bedding for animals, directly related to the 2019 floods.

The Fund will provide an opening round of payments to eligible trainers of $350 or $700 depending on their respective activity levels.

Trainers with one to six horses will receive a $350 payment, while trainers with seven or more will be eligible for a $700 payment.

Impacted trainers, who have had racing activity in the last four months, are invited to apply from the following local government areas:

  • Burdekin
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Hinchinbrook
  • McKinlay
  • Richmond
  • Townsville

To see further information on the Training Assistance Fund, click here.