| 1. Queensland Defers Owner-Trainer Contracts|
Mandatory contracts between owners and trainers will not be introduced in Queensland this year. (18 June 2013)
2. Sydney Strapper Of The Year Award
Nominations are now being called for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2012-2013 season.
(17 June 2013)
3. Victorian Racing Program Enhancements
Racing Victoria has unveiled a series of enhancements to its racing program for the 2013-14 season that are aimed at providing further earning opportunities for all participants.
(17 June 2013)
4. $1 milion Prizemoney For Manikato Stakes
Moonee Valley Racing Club has announced that prizemoney for the G1 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes has increased from $750,000 to $1 million.
(16 June 2013)
5. 2013 Melbourne Cup Tour
The Victoria Racing Club has revealed 34 successful destinations that will host the iconic Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour on its three month Australasian journey.
(13 June 2013)
6. ATC Sets Trainer Standards
The Australian Turf Club has released details of a new Trainers’ Racecourse Facilities Licence which sets out agreements with trainers at the club’s metropolitan tracks and standardises all policies across Sydney’s three training venues.
(13 June 2013)
7. Black Caviar Display At National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum and the Australian Racing Museum have joined forces to celebrate the achievements of champion Australian racehorse Black Caviar with a special display, The Glow of Legacy: Black Caviar’s Perfect Record.
(12 June 2013)
8. Sky Racing Star Search
Sky Racing is calling for budding television racing presenters and producers, with a dream job at the world leading racing broadcaster on offer.
(12 June 2013)
9. New Date For Irish Day Meeting
Thoroughbred Racing SA and the South Australian Jockey Club have moved the 2013 Irish Day race meeting by one week to maximise the opportunities for jumps racing participants between South Australia and Victoria.
(12 June 2013)
10. Funding To Speed Up Eagle Farm Project
Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board has allocated $1.2 million to progress design and engineering works for the Eagle Farm track reconstruction.
(7 June 2013)
11. More Opportunities For Jumps Horses
Racing Victoria has announced key changes to the remainder of its 2013 jumps racing program to best accommodate the racing population.
(4 June 2013)
12. Victorian Program Changes
Following the abandonment of Sandown and Kilmore race meetings on Saturday June 1 Racing Victoria has implemented a series of programming changes to accommodate those horses that missed out on competing. (1 June 2013)
13. NSW ROA Appoints New Committee Member
The NSW Racehorse Owners Association has appointed Francis Cook to the committee. (31 May 2013)
14. Metropolitan Prizemoney Increases Headline Race Dates Restructure
Racing NSW has announced increases in minimum prizemoney for ATC midweek and public holiday race meetings along with NSW thoroughbred race dates for 2013/14. The Australian Turf Club has also announced important changes to its Spring Carnival for 2013. (30 May 2013)
15. Belmont Park Development Ready To Start
Perth Racing and Golden Group Pty Limited have announced that the club has finalised the
first stage of their plan to redevelop Belmont Park into a world class thoroughbred racing, leisure and entertainment precinct. (27 May 2013)
16. Responsible Gambling Awareness Week
The Victorian Racing Industry will join forces this week in support of the eighth annual Responsible Gambling Awareness Week which commences on Monday May 20.
(20 May 2013)
17. YPR Appoints New Director
Young Professionals in Racing has appointed a new director to its board, welcoming industry journalist Brent Zerafa. (15 May 2013)
18. TRSA Increases Capital Expenditure
Stronger than anticipated financial results have enabled the Board of Thoroughbred Racing SA to announce significant increases in capital expenditure budgets.
(9 May 2013)
19. Increased Testing For Winter Carnival
In a bid to further improve the integrity in Queensland racing, the Queensland Government Racing Science Centre has made a commitment to Racing Queensland to provide additional services throughout the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and the Queensland Harness Racing Winter Carnival. (4 May 2013)
20. Big Entries For Winter Carnival Features
Group racing at the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival looks set to reach new heights following confirmation of first late nominations for the Group 1 races, headlined by the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap. (4 May 2013)
21. Dave Heywood’s on a Wing and a Prayer
Local trainer Dave Heywood is hopeful a couple of awkward barriers don?t get in the way of the celebrations during this week?s Wagga Gold Cup Carnival. (30 April 2013)
22. Search Begins For Queensland Chief Executive
Racing Queensland has launched a national search for its inaugural Chief Executive Officer with leading, Brisbane-based executive recruitment firm Eden Ritchie Recruitment.
(30 April 2013)
23. NZTR Reviews Black Type Racing
NZ Thoroughbred Racing has appointed a four person independent panel to undertake a review of the current pattern and performance of black type racing in New Zealand with particular focus on Group 1 and 2 race events. (29 April 2013)
24. $3.2 million For Sandown Track Upgrade
Melbourne's Sandown racecourse will get a $3.2 million track upgrade in the next 12 months. (22 April 2013)
25. New Rails For South Australian Tracks
Thoroughbred Racing SA has announced the staged introduction of plastic running rails in South Australia. (20 April 2013)
26. Racing Queensland Management Appointment
Racing Queensland Limited has announced that following an extensive recruitment process Mark Sweeney will soon commence in the role of Thoroughbred Racing Manager. (19 April 2013)
27. Return To Royal Randwick Video Feature
ATC video coverage of David Jones Australian Derby Day. (18 April 2013)
28. Punters Day At Randwick
Racing returns to Royal Randwick this Saturday for BMW Doncaster Day featuring the G1 $2m BMW Doncaster Mile which for the first time in the race’s rich 148-year history will be broadcast live to Hong Kong.
(18 April 2013)
29. Think Pink At Caulfield
Patrons at Caulfield on Saturday are set to be tickled pink as the Melbourne Racing Club hosts 7-Eleven Pink Ribbon Cup Day for the ninth consecutive year. (18 April 2013)
30. Proposed Queensland Owner/Trainer Contract
QROA president Kerrina King has held an urgent meeting with Racing Queensland chairman Kevin Dixon to discuss the proposed mandatory racing contract between trainers and owners announced by the ATA in the April Racing Queensland Magazine. (16 April 2013)
31. Doncaster Live To Hong Kong
Australian racing has secured another big win in the global racing market with confirmation that Saturday’s BMW Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick will be beamed into Hong Kong.
(15 April 2013)
32. Thoroughbred R&D Levy proposal out for discussion
All Thoroughbred breeders are being encouraged to attend levy seminars scheduled across Australia in May and June this year, at which a proposed statutory R&D levy will be presented for discussion.
(11 April 2013)
33. Stradbroke First Prize Rises To $1 million
Racing Queensland Limited has announced that an additional $360,000 has been added to the winner’s prize for the 2013 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap, the pinnacle of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. (10 April 2013)
34. TAB Offers Black Caviar Memento
Black Caviar is heading to Sydney this week for the TJ Smith Stakes and to celebrate the occasion, TAB is going the extra distance to help punters ensure the memory will last a lifetime. (10 April 2013)
35. Racing NSW Handicappers Now On Twitter
Anyone with burning questions regarding the handicapping of horses or race conditions can now have them answered directly by the experts. (10 April 2013)
36. Racing Victoria Increases Integrity Powers
Racing Victoria’desire to maintain its position as a national leader in sports integrity has been affirmed through further enhancements to its integrity program.
(8 April 2013)
37. Spring Carnival Economic Study
Victorian Premier and Minister for Racing Denis Napthine released the 2012 Spring Racing Carnival Economic Impact Study which shows the racing carnival generated more than $620 million for the Victorian economy. (6 April 2013)
38. BTC Cup At Eagle Farm
Next month's Group One BTC Cup has been moved from Doomben to Eagle Farm in the event of Black Caviar running in the weight-for-age race.
(6 April 2013)
39. Racing NSW Plan To Improve Training Facilities
Racing NSW and the NSW Trainers Association (NSWTA) today announced that the two bodies will work more closely together to improve racing and training facilities at racecourses throughout New South Wales. (4 April 2013)
40. NZ Chief Handicapper Dean Nowell Retires
New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing’s chief handicapper Dean Nowell will retire on July 31. (2 April 2013)
41. Tammin Sursok Slipper Ambassdor
Saturday April 6 marks Australia’s richest day of racing as the best go head to head for an opportunity to win a share in the $7.5 million in prize money on Tooheys New Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill Gardens. (1 April 2013)
42. Detectives Join Compliance Assurance Team
Racing Victoria has announced the bolstering of its Integrity Department resources with the addition of two former Victoria Police detectives to its Compliance Assurance Team. (31 March 2013)
43. More Ticklets For Derby Day At Randwick
The Australian Turf Club has announced the release of an additional 2500 general admission tickets to the previously sold out David Jones Australian Derby Day at Royal Randwick.
(30 March 2013)
44. 2013 Melbourne Cup Tour
Communities across Australia and New Zealand are invited to host one of the world’s most recognised sporting trophies, the iconic Emirates Melbourne Cup, as the Victoria Racing Club calls on all corners of Australasia to host the Cup in their home town. (29 March 2013)
45. Queensland Race Dates 2013/14
The 2013/14 race schedule for the three Queensland racing codes has been approved in line with the requirement to present the schedule prior to the end of March each year. (28 March 2013)
46. Racing Queensland Improves Work Cover For Jockeys
Racing Queensland Limited has announced as part of its operations and commitment to the racing industry, the inclusion of a secondary income to the Workers Compensation Work Cover Policy for jockey and apprentice jockeys. (28 March 2013)
47. Melbourne Cup Qualifying Conditions
The Victoria Racing Club has announced a range of adjustments to the format and parameters of the race conditions for the 2013 Melbourne Cup, focusing on the ever important race balloting conditions. (28 March 2013)
48. Easter Racing In NSW
There are 14 excellent race meetings in NSW during Easter headed by the M.J. Bale Rosehill Guineas Day on Saturday March 30. (27 March 2013)
49. Caulfield to host Melbourne’s Greatest Ever Easter Egg Hunt
The Melbourne Racing Club once again justifies claims as Australia’s most festive club this weekend, playing host to three consecutive meetings across the Easter holiday period. (27 March 2013)
50. Free WIFI Comes Alive On Racecourses In Sydney
Tablet and smart phone owners will be ecstatic to learn that a fast and easy connection to the internet is now available at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, in time for the big Easter Saturday Rosehill Guineas meeting and the Tooheys New Golden Slipper the following week. (27 March 2013)
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