One of the new highlights of the carnival will be the first-ever The Rising Sun, which is a new race worth $250,000, with 3YOs eligible for a $100,000 bonus should they win the race, which Krug would claim for his connections if he was able to prevail.
“The stakes money and bonus on offer, we are excited for a big race like The Rising Sun,” Dalgety said.
Racing Queensland's Senior Racing Manager for Harness David Brick is excited to have a colt of Krug’s calibre in Queensland for the TAB Constellations, winning almost $500,000 in career prize money from his 13 wins from just 22 starts.
“We are rapt to have Krug come over, we approached them with a wildcard for The Rising Sun and we hoped we can get a good quality three-year-old against the four-year-olds,” Brick said.
“He has brought the horse over and all credit to Cran for doing so.
“The offer is there, if he can win the race the $100,000 is there for the owners, they can take that home on top of the stakes.
“It is fantastic to get a three-year-old in the race and we are really looking forward to seeing him go around, which might be up at Redcliffe in a couple of weeks - it would be a great result for the club.”
The TAB Queensland Constellations commences on Friday evening at Redcliffe and culminates in late July with the final night of the carnival featuring an incredible six Group 1s, with the Queensland Derby and Oaks, the Triad Finals and the Queensland Trotters Cup supporting the TAB Blacks A Fake, Queensland’s only Grand Circuit event.