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RQ announces greyhound winter programming

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:

Date

Track

Race

Distance

Prize money

20/04/2020

Bundaberg

Bundaberg Cup

550m

 $27,250

30/04/2020

Albion Park

Winged Runner Trophy

520m

 $15,750

3/05/2020

Capalaba

Capalaba Cup

366m

 $27,250

14/05/2020

Albion Park

Brisbane Young Guns

520m

 $19,900

21/05/2020

Albion Park

Winter Sprint

520m

 $19,900

28/05/2020

Albion Park

Winter Chase

600m

 $19,900

11/06/2020

Albion Park

Flying Amy Classic

520m

 $37,500

11/06/2020

Albion Park

Dashing Corsair

710m

 $19,900

12/06/2020

Rockhampton

Rockhampton Cup

510m

 $27,250

18/06/2020

Albion Park

Super Stayers

710m

 $27,250

18/06/2020

Albion Park

Super Sprinters

520m

 $27,250

18/06/2020

Albion Park

Lightning

331m

 $10,500

18/06/2020

Albion Park

Thunder

395m

 $10,500

18/06/2020

Albion Park

Chairman’s Cup

600m

 $15,750

2/07/2020

Albion Park

Brisbane Cup

520m

 $85,000

2/07/2020

Albion Park

Queensland Cup

710m

 $37,500

2/07/2020

Albion Park

Mick Byrne Memorial Novice

520m

 $15,750

9/07/2020

Albion Park

Emerging Origin Stars

520m

 $15,750

23/07/2020

Albion Park

Masters

520m

 $19,900

23/07/2020

Albion Park

Eric Thomson Memorial Maiden

520m

 $17,800

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.