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Racing Queensland has announced limited feature racing for the greyhound code as part of its winter programming.
Having implemented a raft of strict biosecurity measures, including designated racing regions, RQ will not conduct a winter carnival this year.
However, limited feature racing will proceed at reduced prize money levels.
Among the selected features programmed between April and July include the Flying Amy, the Queensland Cup, and the Brisbane Cup. Details of feature events with prizemoney above $15,000 are listed below:
Winged Runner Trophy
Brisbane Young Guns
Flying Amy Classic
Mick Byrne Memorial Novice
Emerging Origin Stars
Eric Thomson Memorial Maiden
Racing Queensland chairman, Steve Wilson AM, was high in his praise of industry stakeholders who continue to so strongly support the industry navigate extraordinarily difficult times.
“The Queensland racing industry has done a phenomenal job banding together during this period,” Mr Wilson said.
“The establishment of designated racing regions, and the strict biosecurity measures that we have adopted, has required large-scale changes to our day-to-day operations.
“This is reflective of the Queensland community more broadly and is necessary to ensure the continuation of racing during this unprecedented crisis.
“These are tough times and we must make a collective sacrifice. By programming selected features, we are able to provide enhanced opportunities for our Queensland participants who are navigating this turbulent period.”
Additionally, RQ has advised it will allow conditional greyhound movement across designated zones for the purposes of racing from Tuesday, April 14.
Click here for more information on conditional greyhound movement.