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Winter is coming along strongly


Jarrod Sierocki

Horse Racing: Winx has won her first barrier trial this morning at Randwick Race course.

Impending, right, wins the Stredabroke Handicap during the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

TURNOVER on this year’s winter racing carnival has increased by 14 per cent with domestic wagering operators, capping a year of strong growth for the thoroughbred code in Queensland.

Racing Queensland will table a 12.8 per cent spike in thoroughbred turnover for 2016-17, in a year where combined turnover across all three codes was up by nearly 10 per cent.

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The figures will be welcome news to the industry, where stake holders are desperately seeking more prizemoney to keep pace with the southern states.

The new look Doomben 10,000 day, held on the opening day of the carnival, had a 7 per cent increase when compared with the corresponding BTC Cup meeting the previous year.

A highlight of the winter…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/sport/superracing/qld-racing/strong-turnover-figures-give-queensland-racing-a-boost/news-story/577950cea4798d000190fd3221afd5db

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