QLD - Claiming Races Return in July

09 June 2020
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Racing Queensland will re-introduce Claiming races from July following relaxation of some of the conditions that were imposed due to Covid-19.

The Claiming races will be programmed at Albion Park each Tuesday for the $7,000 to $10,000 Claimers and each Friday for the $4,000 to $7,000 Claimers with barrier draws based on claiming price.

The also eligible clause allowing $20,000 claimers to enter the Band 4 to Band 2 Pace at Albion Park each Saturday will also be re-introduced.

Importantly those who wish to claim a horse in Queensland will need to take note of the following information:

  1. Payment can only be made by bank transfer to RQ bank account (no bank cheques, cash or over the counter payments at Clubs)
  2. Claim forms must be submitted to RQ (Forms cannot be handed over the counter to club race day staff)
  3. RQ to forward full details of payment once received and forms pertaining to the Claim to all Harness Stewards.
  4. Horses can only be collected on behalf of the claimant by a trainer or stablehand already attending that meeting (has a horse in at the race meeting or working for a trainer at that race meeting).
  5. In a ballot situation Stewards to complete the ballot – a representative of the claimant does not need to be in attendance for the ballot unless Stewards otherwise approve.

For horses to be eligible to race in a Claiming race an Authority to Nominate in Claiming Races form must be completed and forwarded to the Licencing and Registration Department at the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) for processing.

For queries please contact the Racing Queensland Harness Racing Office on (07) 3869 9774.