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Index Linked Heads 2015 Brisbane Cup Nominations

Index Linked Heads 2015 Brisbane Cup Nominations

After scratching out from the Eagle Farm Cup last Saturday the Chris Waller-trained Caloundra Cup champ Index Linked is nominated for the Brisbane Cup 2015 at Doomben Racecourse this weekend.

Index Linked is one of the top nominees for the 2015 Brisbane Cup at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello.

On a day featuring three Group 1 Brisbane ...

Snitzerland Scratched From 2014 BTC Cup Field

Snitzerland Scratched From 2014 BTC Cup Field

Group 1 winning Snitzerland has been scratched from the 2014 BTC Cup and will be sent to the spelling paddock after pulling up sore following a gallop in Brisbane this morning.

Snitzerland has been scratched from the BTC Cup after tearing a muscle in her shoulder at trackwork this morning. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Snitzerland was rated a ...

2014 Doomben Cup First Acceptances & Late Entries

2014 Doomben Cup First Acceptances & Late Entries

Warrnambool Cup winner Akzar is a late entry for the Doomben Cup 2014 Saturday week. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Doomben Cup 2014 first acceptances were taken this week cutting the number of hopefuls down from 27 to 10, but that will be back up to 13 with three Victorian runners to pay the late acceptance fee.

The connections of ...

Nordic Empire A Likely Magic Millions Classic Scratching

Nordic Empire A Likely Magic Millions Classic Scratching

Classy colt Nordic Empire is expected to be scratched from the 2014 Magic Millions Classic after being found to be suffering from muscle soreness on the Gold Coast this morning.

Nordic Empire is expected to miss the 2014 Magic Millions Classic with a suspected torn hamstring. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Trainer Mick Price has not officially ruled Nordic ...

2012 Caloundra Cup Day Fields Delayed

2012 Caloundra Cup Day Fields Delayed

Acceptances for this Saturday’s Caloundra Cup Day 2012 at the Sunshine Coast have been delayed due to the extreme wet weather in Queensland.

Originally Racing Queensland was to release the final fields for the eight-race program, which includes three black type features, at 9am this morning.

Final acceptances however have been held off until the same time on Thursday.

“This ...

2012 Queensland Oaks Nominations Released

2012 Queensland Oaks Nominations Released

The nominations for the seven Group 1 majors of the upcoming Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival have now been released by Racing Queensland including those for the three-year-old fillies’ classic, the Queensland Oaks 2012.

Last year's Queensland Oaks winner Scarlett Lady

Running at Brisbane’s famous Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 2, this year’s edition of the $400,000 Group 1 ...

Racing Queensland Approves New QTIS Scheme

Racing Queensland Approves New QTIS Scheme

After much speculation Racing Queensland has decided to retain the Queensland Thoroughbred Investment Scheme (QTIS), although the structure of the scheme will undergo some key changes.

The QTIS 600 scheme, which was an extra bonus for Queensland bread 2 year olds, has been scrapped and rolled into a new all-encompassing QTIS scheme. To offset this Racing Queensland have announced that ...

Hendra Virus Won’t Affect Race Meetings

Hendra Virus Won’t Affect Race Meetings

Racing Queensland has moved to assure the racing industry that no meetings will be lost in the state because of the Hendra virus.

Two fresh outbreaks of the disease were found over the weekend at Hervey Bay and the northern Brisbane suburb of Boondall.

Two properties in Boondall, which is located just 10km from Brisbane’s two premier race tracks, have ...

Racing Queensland Faces Financial Downturn

Racing Queensland Faces Financial Downturn

Racing Queensland will have less cash to put towards prize money and racetrack upkeep after Tattsbet (The official wagering partner of Racing Queensland) announced that contributions to the thoroughbred industry would fall once again this year.

The thoroughbred arm of Racing Queensland will receive about $97.6 million from Tattsbet this year, which is $1 million less than 12 months ago ...

Increase to Queensland Jockeys’ Pay Per Ride

Increase to Queensland Jockeys’ Pay Per Ride

The importance of jockeys in the world of thoroughbred racing is often overshadowed by the famous trainers and owners of Australia’s horses and questions such as what do jockeys get paid per ride or what do jockeys deserve to earn for each mount often arise.

Today Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) announced that as of July 1, 2011 an industry increase ...