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    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Racing Minister to meet with racing industry participants in Toowoomba

    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Grace Grace

    Thursday, March 03, 2016

    Racing Minister to meet with racing industry participants in Toowoomba

    Racing Minister Grace Grace will today visit Toowoomba’s Clifford Park Racecourse to meet with thoroughbred owners, trainers, breeders and administrators.

    “Clifford Park is Queensland’s busiest training track, with around 575 horses in work,” Ms Grace said.

    “It’s a magnet for horses bred on the Darling Downs, whose renowned stud farms supply winner after winner on racecourses throughout the State.

    “Home to the famous Weetwood Handicap, Clifford Park is also a focal point on the Toowoomba social calendar.

    “I’m keen to meet with local industry participants to hear their plans for the future and how the State Government can work to help make them a reality.”

    Ms Grace will also visit Clear Mountain Stud at Greenmount, south of Toowoomba, one of the State’s leading thoroughbred nurseries.

    She said the Palaszczuk Government was a great supporter of the Queensland breeding industry.

    “Racing Queensland’s retention of the Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme’s (QTIS) key features is a real win for the State’s breeding industry,” she said.

    “Queensland Thoroughbred Breeders Association President Basil Nolan has hailed the revised QTIS scheme as a major win for the Queensland racing and breeding industry.

    “It means that Queensland breeders can move forward with confidence in the knowledge that QTIS prizemoney levels will stay the same.

    “That’s a great outcome for breeders and it provides a powerful incentive for eligible owners to continue racing in Queensland.

    “Our $21 million Country Racing Support Program is also helping to sustain country race clubs, now and into the future.”

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