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Racing Queensland releases calendar for three codes

Racing Queensland has released its 2018/19 Race Date Calendars for the greyhound, harness and thoroughbred codes.

Acting CEO Simon Stout said Racing Queensland compiled the calendar in conjunction with industry stakeholders and Queensland’s 132 clubs.

See the 2018/19 calendar for each of the three codes here.

“The calendar aims to provide a platform for further wagering growth and therefore, increased returns to the industry. I would like to thank all stakeholders and clubs across the state for their input and cooperation in developing the new calendar,” Mr Stout said.

In total, the 2018/19 racing calendar includes 1186 TAB and 392 non-TAB race meetings across the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes. In total, an additional 9 TAB meetings have been scheduled, including 5 for the thoroughbred code and 4 for the harness code.

“In line with Racing Queensland’s strategy to convert non-TAB to TAB meetings where possible, the Marburg Pacing Association has been awarded four TAB meetings in the 2018/19 calendar,” Mr Stout said.

Mr Stout said the Eagle Farm track will be eased back into racing once remediation works are complete and the track has been rigorously tested and identified as fit for purpose.

“Remediation works are due to be completed in April, with racing to return only once RQ and industry stakeholders are confident that the surface is befitting of Queensland’s premier track.”

Following the success of the 2017 UBET Greyhound Nationals at Albion Park, Racing Queensland has scheduled a new Origin Greyhound Series for July. More details will become available shortly.

Highlighting the 2018/19 calendars across the three codes are:

THOROUGHBRED

  • 29 December 2018 – Vo Rogue Plate, BJ McLachlan, Bernborough Hcp
  • 12 January 2019 – Magic Millions Raceday
  • 16 March 2019 – QTIS Jewel, Goldmarket, Gold Coast Stakes
  • 6 April 2019 – Toowoomba Cup, Weetwood Hcp
  • 4 May 2019 – Gold Coast Guineas, Hollindale, Ken Russell
  • 11 May 2019 – Doomben 10,000 (G1)
  • 18 May 2019 – Doomben Cup (G1)
  • 25 May 2019  - Kingsford Smith Cup (G1)
  • 1 Jun 2019 – Queensland Oaks (G1)
  • 8 Jun 2019 – Stradbroke (G1), Derby (G1), JJ Atkins (G1)
  • 22 Jun 2019 – Tattersall’s Tiara (G1), Battle of the Bush Final

HARNESS

  • 7 July 2018 – Mr Feelgood, Premiers Cup, Provincial Oaks, Mobile Trotting Feature
  • 14 July 2018 – QLD Oaks, Sunshine Sprint, QLD Trotters Cup
  • 21 July 2018 – QLD Derby (G1), QBRED Triad Finals 2YO (G1), The Blacks A Fake (G1)
  • 24 November 2018 – Lord Mayor’s Cup, Members Cup
  • 1 December 2018 – Be Good Johnny Sprint, Forever Gold Mares
  • 25 December 2018 – Queensland Cup, Darrell Alexander Memorial Trot,
  • 10 March 2019 – Australian Female Drivers Championship
  • 13 April – QBRED Feature Race Night
  • 21 April 2019 – Marburg Feature Easter Meeting
  • 11 May 2019 – APG 2YO Finals (G1)
  • 7 June 2019 – Redcliffe Yearling Sale 2YO Final (G1), Redcliffe Derby
  • Date T.B.A – 2018 Australasian Young Drivers Championship

GREYHOUND

  • 5 July 2018 – Winter Cup Final (G1)
  • 12 July 2018 – Greyhound Origin Series
  • 9 August 2018 – QLD Sprint and Distance Finals
  • 28 August 2018 – Townsville Cup Final
  • 11 October 2018 – Gold Coast Cup Final, Eric Thompson Final
  • 22 November 2018 – Ipswich Cup Final
  • 6 December 2018 – Brisbane Cup Final (G1)
  • 10 January 2019 – Clem Jones Cup
  • 24 January 2019 – Queensland Cup Final
  • 23 February 2019 – Vince Curry Memorial Final
  • 1 May 2019 – Rockhampton Cup Final
  • 9 May 2019 – Queensland Derby Final
  • 13 June 2019 – Gold Cup Final (G1)