Queensland looks to the future
By Dave Di Somma- Harness News Desk
As New Zealand authorities work towards a return to racing in this country, there are growing signs of optimism across the Tasman.
Racing Queensland has announced the the ban on inter-state racing is being relaxed.
Subject to inter-state and transport guidelines, the body has approved “inter-state horse movement for standardbreds for the purpose of racing”. That means horses racing in other states will be allowed to enter the state, and Queensland horses racing elsewhere will be able to return home.
The body has also announced its winter programme. Among the features approved are the Redcliffe Gold Cup on June 27 while Albion Park’s set to host nine features, including the South East Oaks, the Queen of Hearts, and the Queensland Trotters Cup on July 25.
The much hyped Queensland Constellations set down for July has already been cancelled. It was to feature ten Group 1s and prizemoney of $2m including the $250,000 Rising Sun, billed as the southern hemisphere’s richest race for three and four-year-old pacers.