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 100Khttps://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.