Harness Racing

Queensland’s racing minister will meet industry officials to fend off strikes they have threatened unless they get a share of the state’s new gambling tax.

Organisers of a threatened strike in the Queensland racing industry have called on Racing MInister Sterling Hinchliffe to return from holidays to meet them.

Racing Queensland will ask the state government for additional funds to help with prize money after a decision to direct Point of Consumption tax elsewhere.

Leading trainer Robert Heathcote has called on the Queensland racing industry to protest the distribution of funds from a new Point of Consumption tax.

Racing Queensland has recorded a $1.2 million company loss for the past financial year.

Queensland harness trainer Rachel Scott has had a 15-month disqualification on a cobalt charge reduced to a three-month suspension.

NZ police have arrested a further three people, bringing the number charged to 10 as they continue investigations into alleged race fixing in harness racing.

The New Zealand harness racing industry has been hit with allegations of race fixing with several properties raided as part of an ongoing police investigation.

Vega Magic has remained unbeaten in three starts at Caulfield, dominating his rivals in the Group Three Bletchingly Stakes.

The appeals of four of the “Aquanita eight” in the race day treatments case will likely be heard in December.

Queensland thoroughbred officials believe there is no need to repeal a rule governing advising stewards about changes to race tactics.

Queensland officials have instigated a new streamlining of licences for the racing industry.

Flow has made a triumphant comeback at Rosehill for Godolphin to suggest a step up in class could beckon for the gelding.

The Victorian Government has announced that all Wagering Service Providers will be required to pay a Point of Consumption Tax of 8% of the net wagering revenue derived from Victorian residents from all forms of wagering.

Premier Brisbane jockey Jeff Lloyd has been booked to ride Victorian horse Supido in the Group two Victory Stakes at Doomben.

A big money bonus system as part of a three codes sponsorship is expected to boost numbers at the central and northern Queensland race carnivals.

Read what all the jockeys said after the Group 1 All Aged Stakes.

Sydney’s annual Racing Fraternity Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 11 March, 11.00am in the Royal Randwick Ballroom, Level 2 Queen II Grandstand, Royal Randwick, and is held in addition to the Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy.

Chris Waller is confident D’Argento can protect his unbeaten record heading into the Randwick Guineas when the colt makes his black-type debut at Rosehill.

I’ve written often in the past about the intriguing idiosyncrasy that Victoria seems to be the locale where racing’s most difficult crises of integrity occur.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has indicated it will not appeal an industrial court’s decision to reinstate steward David Farquharson.

The Queensland government has announced a $12 million injection of prize money into the three racing codes.

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has ordered the retrospective reinstatement of former harness racing chief steward David Farquharson.

X-rays have revealed apprentice Fred Kersley has suffered a fractured thumb and a hairline fracture to an elbow following a fall at Sandown.

Apprentice Fred Kersley has had a lucky escape from serious injury following a fall at Sandown.

Apprentice Fred Kersley has landed his first Victorian double, scoring on the Lindsay Park-trained pair Misty Rock and Young Hostess at Geelong.

Shane Graham, Queensland’s leading harness racing driver, is one of three more people charged with race fixing.

Apprentice Fred Kersley is set to go on loan to Lindsay Park after landing his 20th metropolitan win aboard Memory Bank at Sandown.

West Australian apprentice Fred Kersley needs one more city winner to transfer on loan to Lindsay Park and further his riding career.

The LNP will make sweeping changes to the Racing Queensland structure and inject a large amount of money into the three codes if it wins the state election.