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Queensland-bred bonus for greyhounds

24 May 2022

More than $75,000 will be distributed back to Queensland-bred greyhounds throughout the month of June thanks to a new breeding bonus.

A payment of $200 will be awarded for every Queensland-bred winner at a meeting in the Sunshine State, applicable to all races with a split of 40% to the breeder, 40% to the owner, and 20% to the trainer.

Only greyhounds registered in Queensland with a ‘Q’ ear brand will be deemed eligible for the bonus, with payments made weekly.

“The Queensland-bred bonus is designed to encourage our local chasers to compete throughout the month of June and in particular, the TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival,” Racing Queensland EGM Operations Adam Wallish said.

“We want to invest back into the greyhound breeding industry and ensure its sustainability here in Queensland for many years to come.”

The Queensland-bred bonus is the latest initiative to deliver returns back to greyhound racing participants, as the code continues to experience exponential growth.

As a part of the upcoming TAB Queensland Winter Greyhound Racing Carnival, each of the 13 black-type features has received a prizemoney uplift, headlined by the Group 1 Brisbane Cup which will now be run for $525,000.

The Group 1 Queensland Cup also received a significant $75,000 increase – now worth $225,000.