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2019 TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards

2019 TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards

The racing industry will celebrate one of its night of nights in September with the Sofitel Brisbane Central poised to host the 2019 TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards.

The annual event, which includes Racing Queensland inducting its latest members into the Hall of Fame, will take place on Sunday, September 22 with tickets to go on sale in the near future.

Sponsorship opportunities for the evening are also available through The Magazine Publishing Company – contact Nick Davy for more details - with RQ set to recognise the stars of the turf from the 2018/19 season.

Last year, Tony Gollan, Jeff Lloyd and Crack Me Up took home the major awards, while BRC Racing Manager, Bart Sinclair, was one of five inductees into the Hall of Fame.

Despite recently retiring from competitive riding, Lloyd boasts an unassailable lead in the Metropolitan Jockeys’ Premiership – his fourth during his illustrious career – while Gollan is also all-but assured of walking away with the Metropolitan Trainers’ Premiership.

As one of the highlights on the racing calendar, RQ CEO Brendan Parnell said he was looking forward to the Thoroughbred Awards and acknowledging the industry’s standout performers.

“Racing Queensland’s award ceremonies allow us to acknowledge the significant contribution of our participants over the course of each year,” Mr Parnell said.

“The Thoroughbred Awards is a particular highlight and the presence of the Hall of Fame allows us to look back and thank those who have come before us.

“This year we will acknowledge some extraordinary equine and human heroes and I would encourage everyone with an interest in racing to attend and to help celebrate the 2018/19 racing season.”

Ticketing details will be released on the RQ website in the near future. For further information email Awards@racingqueensland.com.au.