Why Race in Qld

Thoroughbred racing in Queensland has had some of the greatest performers to grace the sport such as Calaway Gal, Captain Sonador, Gold Edition, Phelan Ready and Albert the Fat.

Stars of today include Temple of Boom, Buffering, Punch On, Shoot Out, Rightfully Yours, Mimi Le Brock, Heart of Dreams, Black Piranha, Atomic Force and Spirit of Boom, just to name a few. response-williamscraig-03162010-2903

Our 124 race clubs also conduct some of the most iconic events, not just in Queensland but also Australia. The Stradbroke Handicap, Doomben 10,000, Brisbane Cup, Magic Millions Carnival, Weetwood Handicap, QTC Derby, Oaks and Sires Produce, the Cairns Amateurs and Birdsville Cup are a few events to form part of this list.

There are 720 race meetings and 4728 races conducted in Queensland, with over 46,000 starters trying to win their share in more than $75 million worth of prizemoney and bonus incentives.

And there's exciting times ahead for Queensland. We have a new Racing Queensland board headed by Kevin Dixon and a new State Government, with Steve Dickson overseeing the Racing Portfolio.

Under these prolific changes we are confident racing will become a progressive and thriving industry that we look forward to being part of.