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Offline Jeunes

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« 2020-Apr-19, 11:48 PM Reply #75 »
I find it quite strange that Qld are not going ahead with their Winter Carnival.

Some of the past sprinting feature group 1 winners in past few years include Redzel, Santa Anna Lane, Trekking, Bostonian etc.

I know there is a big argument for quarantine etc but if I was the government, I probably will run the carnival but impose a 14 day quarantine on visitors etc. I can’t see many owners and trainers knocking that opportunity and this way Queensland looks after the general population too.

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« 2020-Apr-20, 04:21 PM Reply #76 »
QLD are going ahead with their winter carnival

Stradbroke and JJ Atkins will be run for 350K

G2 and G3 races will be run for around 175K

Some listed races will be run for 85K, others just over 100K

https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/news-and-guides/april-2020/rq-announces-winter-programming

The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap headlines the Metro North feature races and will be held at Eagle Farm on June 6 alongside the Group 1 JJ Atkins, while the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes and The Roses will be staged the following week.
 
In the Metro South West region, Aquis Park will host the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas and Ken Russell Memorial on May 16, along with the listed Silk Stocking.
 
RQ CEO Brendan Parnell said whilst a winter carnival could not proceed, selected feature racing would continue in the Sunshine State on a limited basis.
 
“It’s important to recognise that this is not business as usual,” Mr Parnell said.
 
“The absence of the Doomben 10,000, the Derby and the Oaks is evidence of this point, along with feature prize money levels being reduced by more than 75% and black-type racing almost halved.

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« 2020-Apr-20, 11:34 PM Reply #77 »
So no real lead up races for the Stradbroke from what the RQ are saying with no Doomben 10,000 or BTC Cup. Sad no Derby or Oaks or the Doomben Cup too.

However we still have the Stradbroke and JJ Atkins so better than none.

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« 2020-May-02, 09:30 AM Reply #78 »
There are rumours and I emphasise rumours, that there are talks about pubs and clubs opening up again in all of Australia by end of July at the latest if the cases hold.

I am gathering that means that Tab retail outlets will be open by that if most shops are supposed to reopen in next 4 weeks.



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