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13/8/2019 Nine-week summer carnival for Queensland

Eagle Farm racetrack will return to full operation to head a revitalised Queensland summer carnival. In a joint statement on Monday, Racing Queensland and the Brisbane Racing Club released details of the nine-week carnival which will include 22 black-type races and improved prize-money. The introduction of a new race - The Gateway (1400m) to be held at Eagle Farm on December 14 - will see the winner receive a ballot exemption for the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap (Gr 1, 1400m), while races to receive prize-money hikes include the $250,000 B J McLachlan Stakes (Gr 3, 1200m), the $200,000 Nudgee Stakes (Listed, 1200m), and the $300,000 Vo Rogue Stakes (Gr 3, 1350m). Eagle Farm will also host a meeting on December 28 which will feature four wildcard races ensuring entry to Magic Millions feature races.


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