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QTOA Chairman's Report: February 2024

Dear Members, 

The QTOA has provided key input from an owners perspective into the independent review of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC).

The review was called by Racing Minister Grace Grace in December last year and will see stakeholders right across the industry provide input on the current state of QRIC.

QTOA was invited to provide feedback from an owners perspective in a recent interview with an independent panel being conducted by KPMG.

We hope that the findings of the review will lead to better working relationships between all industry stakeholders and QRIC.

QTOA will also meet with stakeholders next month as part of our regular Thoroughbred Alliance meetings incorporating representatives from the trainers, jockeys, and breeders.


The Yearling sale season will continue over the next six weeks with The Magic Millions March QTIS Sale followed by the Capricornia Yearling Sale at Rockhampton.

The March QTIS Sale features 390 lots who are all eligible for the $20.7 Million Magic Millions Race Series as well as the lucrative QTIS bonuses and exclusive races.


The annual Capricornia Yearling Sale at Rockhampton on April 7 features an enhanced catalogue this year headlined 108 high quality horses.

In order to attract buyers to the sale, the Rockhampton Jockey Club is offering accommodation offers for potential buyers.

Racing Queensland have announced record prize money for the $600,000 two-day Capricornia Yearling Sale Race Carnival. Exclusive to Sale graduates, the two main races are the 2YO Classic with increased prize money of $168,000, while $112,000 is on offer for the 3&4YO Classic.



We are pleased to advise that the QTOA Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday, April 15.

We are currently in the process of finalising our annual audit and QTOA financial members will receive direct communications about the AGM in the coming weeks.

1 Comment

Craig L Moody
Craig L Moody
Feb 27

Interesting about integrity. I think that should be something done across all codes in each state every two or three year period.

I have several fingers in the pie. I am proud to have a vested interest in 3 different states; however one from another state is a dark cloud, ready to burst. I have sent numerous emails to the trainer, S.A Racing and even included Racing Australia; and all I get back is a whimsical response from the trainer.

My opinion about racing integrity is definitely not positive at this point and I know there are plenty of good honest people who not only care about their horses and staff, but also the people who are a part of…

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