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Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS)

Widely regarded as the nation’s best bonus scheme, the Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS) was introduced to further reward the owners and breeders who invest in Queensland bloodstock, with the scheme offering more that $13 million in bonuses.

In 2023, Racing Queensland (RQ) announced changes for the scheme, for all foals sired by a Queensland stallion and born in 2022 and beyond, scrapping nominations fees  thus making it the only bonus scheme in the nation to be offered free of charge.

Two and three-year-old Saturday metropolitan winners continue to enjoy prize money boosts across the board courtesy of the scheme, with QTIS registered fillies winner’s purse of $85,550 and colts & geldings $73,300 now applicable.  

The scheme will now offer four-year-old QTIS bonus prize money on a number of Saturday and mid-week metropolitan races, as well as lucrative provincial and non-TAB racing across the state for 4YO+ horses.

QTISx will continue to offer bonuses on all black-type and feature races across the state, with connections able to choose between the cash bonus or double its value as a voucher to be used towards the cost of a QTIS-eligible horse at selected sales.




  • Rich bonuses across all 2YO & 3YO races held in Queensland (excluding Black Type, Feature and Magic Millions races).
  • 50% increase to theQTIS bonus for 2YO, 3YO fillies and 4YO mares which win or place in a QTIS bonus race.
  • A QTIS filly winning a Saturday Metropolitan QTIS bonus race takes home almost $86K for her connections.
  • A win in a Midweek Metropolitan Maiden QTIS bonus race will see registered colts & geldings net over $31K and fillies approximately $37K.
  • The winning purse of a QTIS bonus race at a non-TAB meeting for a registered colt, gelding or entire is $10.3K, over $12K for fillies and mares and is applicable to horses of all ages.


QTISx bonuses and breeders bonuses will be applicable to Black Type and selected Feature Races in Queensland.

  • GROUP 1 RACE WINNERS: $50K bonus or $100K sales voucher (redeemable on QTIS eligible horses at prescribed Queensland sales and across eight Group 1 races).
  • OTHER BLACK TYPE RACE WINNERS: (i.e. Group 2, Group 3, Listed and Restricted Listed): $10K bonus or $20K sales voucher (redeemable on QTIS eligible horses at prescribed Queensland sales)
  • SELECTED FEATURE RACE WINNERS: $15K bonus and $20K sales voucher (redeemable on QTIS eligible horses at prescribed Queensland sales)
  • BREEDERS BONUS - 6% of the winner’s QTIS bonus for all QTIS races in Queensland for progeny of Queensland based stallions. This is applicable to two-year-old,  three-year-old and selected four-year-old racing
  • QTISx BREEDERS BONUS - Breeders will receive $10,000 for Group 1 races and $5000 for the remaining black-type races and features prescribed above.
QTIS vs non-QTIS Prizemoney Comparison QTIS Fillies QTIS Colts and Geldings  Standard Prizemoney non-QTIS horses
Metro $137,500 ($85,550)  $120,000 ($73,300)  $85,000 ($48,800)
Midweek Metro $62,500 ($37,750)  $55,000 ($32,500)  $40,000 ($22,000)
*Midweek Metro 4 YO ONLY $60,500 ($36,750) $53,000 ($31,500)  $38,000 ($21,000)
Provincial $52,500 ($32,550)  $45,000 ($27,300)  $30,000 ($16,800)
Country $35,000 ($22,950)  $29,000 ($18,700)  $17,000 ($10,200)
Non-TAB $17,500 ($12,050)  $15,000 ($10,300)  $10,000 ($6,800)




To become a QTIS Horse, a horse must be registered with QTIS as either an Eligibility A Horse or an Eligibility B Horse in accordance with the following process:

Eligibility A – Queensland Sired

A horse may be registered as Eligibility A if:

  • it is the progeny of a stallion that was standing in Queensland at the time of conception; and
  • it is registered with Racing Australia.

Eligibility B – Breedback

A horse may be registered as Eligibility B if, despite not being the progeny of a stallion that was standing in Queensland at the time of conception:

  • is the progeny of a non-Queensland based stallion, provided the dam was covered by a Queensland domiciled stallion in the year the foal being registered was born*;
  • it is nominated for registration with QTIS using the Prescribed Nomination Form;
  • all payments are made in respect of the horse in accordance with the timeframe/s set out in the Prescribed Nomination Form; and
  • it is registered with Racing Australia.

* Subject to the QTIS and QTISx terms and conditions as posted on the Racing Queensland website.



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QTIS & QTISx Terms & Conditions

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