New thoroughbred arrival times for QLD feature races
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) advises that all thoroughbred runners must arrive on course at least three hours before a scheduled feature race that attracts $100K plus in prizemoney across Queensland.
The new arrival time will come into effect this Saturday 6 July 2019 for the Rockhampton Cup.
Track officials will monitor the arrival of thoroughbred runners on race day and this process is similar to policies adopted in other jurisdictions.
The Australian Trainer’s Association (ATA) – Qld Branch and Queensland Trainers (QTA) have been advised of the change.
QRIC Chief Stipendiary Steward Peter Chadwick said this move would enhance integrity measures for Queensland’s feature races.
The Commission is also reviewing the integrity settings for Harness racing and will make an announcement about the outcome of the review in the coming days.