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Race clubs encouraged to Pay It Forward

15 March 2024

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Racing Queensland is calling on clubs across the state to donate excess equipment as part of the Pay It Forward Program.

RQ Club Partnerships & Assets EGM Melinda Martin said the program was a wonderful opportunity for Queensland’s more-resourced clubs to help smaller clubs thrive.

"Our smaller clubs could benefit greatly from the generosity of our bigger clubs - what may seem as just a few tables and stools for one club could be a complete windfall for another,” Ms Martin said.

“Quite often clubs will update racing and hospitality equipment and pack away old items into a shed or container.

“Things like unused aluminium or plastic rail, saddlecloths & bibs, barrier & fence padding, glassware, and tables & chairs could be donated.

“As long as the items are in good condition, with racing equipment meeting current Licensed Venue Standards, or be able to be refurbished, then they can still be put to great use.

“Equipment would be gratefully received by some of our once-a-year-meeting clubs and will promote sustainability and camaraderie between the 122 clubs across the state.”

Warwick Turf Club and Cunnamulla & District Diggers’ Race Club both recently received sets of bibs & cloths donated by the Brisbane Racing Club.

Clubs can organise to donate equipment or make any future requests by contacting