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Date Change for The Golden Chase Sprint Heats

13 February 2024

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RQ advises stakeholders that due to the anticipated high number of nominations for The Golden Chase Sprint (formely named the Auction Sprint) heats 431m at Ipswich next week the heats will be programmed on Thursday 22 February 2024 and any additional heats will be Friday 23 February 2024 as required. If required, heats may also be run on Saturday 24 February 2024.


Trainers must nominate into the event in the Thursday 22 February 2024 race meeting in OzChase, to be eligible.  Nominations close Tuesday 20 February at 9am.


The RQ grading department will then grade the heats accordingly and allocate heats to Thursday’s meeting, with any remaining heats going to Friday and then any further remaining heats Saturday. Trainers will not be able to request one day or the other.


A maximum of 8 semi-finals will be run on Friday 1 March 2024, with the final on Saturday 9 March.


Programs have been amended accordingly and can be found in the link below.


For further information please contact Racing Queensland on 1800851155.