Feature, Group and Listed races may have different acceptance closing times. Group 1 races have staggered closing times for nominations that differ from the general dates and times listed above. Please refer to the full published conditions for these races for details.
40TH ANNUAL BETOOTA RACEDAY
The $4,000 Diamantina Shire Council Bonus will be distributed as follows: 1st $3,000; 2nd $1,000 to the owner/s of the horses which have accumulated the most points in the 2018 circuit (Betoota, Birdsville & Bedourie). To be eligible for the Bonus, horses need to start at least once in each location. Points will be distributed: 1st 6 points, 2nd 4 points, 3rd 2 points, all other starters 1 point. In the event of one or more horses accumulating the same number of points, the bonus will be divided equally.
Simpson Desert Racing Carnival Bonuses - $1,500 to leading Trainer and Jockey (paid by Club) to the Trainer/Jockey that has the most winners in the 2018 circuit (Betoota, Birdsville & Bedourie). To be eligible for the Bonus, Trainers/Jockeys must have participated at least once in each location. If there is a tie, it will be then decided on a countback (most seconds, then most thirds).
Leading Trainers Trophy $100 sponsored by Birdsville Fuel Service. Leading Jockey Trophy $400 sponsored by Landmark Quilpie.