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Permitted on-course personnel at Doomben

Racing Queensland has advised that it will conduct patron-free race meetings until further notice including Wednesday’s eight-race card at Doomben.

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, attendance should only be provided to key raceday personnel, which includes:

  • Licensed jockeys engaged to compete at the meeting;
  • Licensed trainers with runners engaged at the meeting;
  • Registered stable staff of trainers with runners engaged at the meeting with trainers asked to minimise the number of staff in attendance;
  • QRIC stewards and veterinarians;
  • Barrier attendants, starters and essential track staff;
  • Clerks of the Course;
  • Judges and photo finish operators;
  • Weighing room staff and jockey attendants;
  • Raceday event staff including weighing room attendants, security/gate attendants including horse stalls, mounting yards and float carpark;
  • Club doctors and ambulance services;
  • Farriers and other essential service providers approved by Racing Queensland and the race club;
  • Broadcast service providers (SKY Racing, PSP, On the Bit) including race callers;
  • RQ accredited media as approved by Racing Queensland and the race club including course photographer; and
  • Restricted operational race club management and Racing Queensland management.

Please note, no on-course wagering facilities will be available, including TAB and bookmakers, and essential personnel will be required to leave the racecourse after their horses have run.

Additionally, retail food outlets will be closed with attendees advised to make alternate arrangements.

RQ requests that attendees familiarise themselves with on-course hygiene requirements including maintaining appropriate social distancing between themselves and others on-course.

Further information in relation to COVID-19 will be provided to clubs throughout the week including further hygiene requirements.