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Replacement Midweek Metropolitan Race Meeting Programmed – Toowoomba Turf Club – Wednesday 31 Octobe

Racing Queensland has programmed a replacement midweek metropolitan race meeting at Toowoomba Turf Club on Wednesday 31 October.

The recent prolonged period of inclement weather in SEQ which resulted in the abandonment of the following metropolitan midweek race meetings has rendered it necessary for a replacement race meeting of the same status to be programmed:

  • Wednesday 26 September – Ipswich Turf Club
  • Wednesday 10 October – Ipswich Turf Club
  • Wednesday 17 October – Brisbane Racing Club

Cognisant of racing opportunities denied to stakeholders as a consequence of the aforementioned meeting abandonments and several other rescheduled races which were lost due to inclement weather, RQ has developed the following program for the Toowoomba Turf Club meeting:

Benchmark 85 Handicap – 1200m - $25,000

Benchmark 80 Handicap 1625m - $25,000

Ratings Band 0–65 Handicap Colts, Geldings & Entires - 1200m - $25,000

Ratings Band 0–65 Handicap Fillies & Mares - 1200m - $25,000

Class 1 Handicap Colts, Geldings & Entires - 1300m - $25,000

Class 1 Handicap Fillies & Mares  - 1300m - $25,000

QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate – 1625m - $20,000 plus applicable QTIS bonuses

Maiden Handicap – 1200m - $20,000

Nominations for the meeting will close at 9:00am, Friday 26 October

Weights will be declared Friday 26 October

Acceptance deadline will be 9:30am, Monday 29 October

Jockey declarations will be 12 noon, Monday 29 October

Racing Queensland will continue to monitor provincial SEQ race programs following the recent weather impacted meetings and commensurate with standard practice, adopt a proactive approach to the division of races where acceptance numbers deem it appropriate.