Brisbane Barrier Trials Resume In May
Racing Queensland and Brisbane Racing Club have agreed to reinstate official barrier trials at Doomben and Eagle Farm.
RQ CEO Eliot Forbes said the Brisbane trials will deliver another avenue to promote and showcase Queensland racing across national media and will also complement the current schedule of trials at the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Deagon.
“The reformed schedule has secured a broadcast commitment from SKY Racing for the SEQ Tuesday trials as well as ’live’ display on Thoroughbred Central and full access to website replays.
“Deagon trial replays will continue to be visible on RQ’s website,” Forbes said.
The trial and coverage will begin from the first week of May, providing timely exposure of local and interstate horses targeting winter carnival assignments.
The decision to reinstate trials in Brisbane was made after consultation with the Queensland Jockey Association, QRIC officials, the Australian Trainers Association, Queensland Racehorse Owners Association and the Brisbane Racing Club.
This is the first stage of a wider reform by RQ that will increase the number of barrier trials throughout Queensland
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