QLD - Ekka Show Trotting Information

28 June 2019 | Brett Rail


Racing each day of the Brisbane Show from Friday August 9 to Sunday August 18.


RNA Showgrounds, 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills  QLD  4006.


Due by Wednesday July 10 for purposes of advising the RNA of horse / competitor numbers.

All horses even just being considered for a start must be nominated by this date.

Daily race nomination deadline will close the day prior to the race.


All horses must be Hendra Virus vaccinated. The last dose of the vaccination or booster must be completed by July 9. The RNA will conduct checks prior to and during the Show to ensure each horse is vaccinated.


Trainers must complete a horse health declaration as per the RNA requirements.


Entry is via Gate 4, all vehicles must be removed from the grounds after dropping off horses and gear.  There will be strictly no parking on the grounds this year as the previous on site parking location will not be available this year.

Entry and exit times will be strictly enforced this year due to the reduced space available and to avoid vehicle movement while the Shows open. It is advised that incoming competitors arrive at approximately 8:30am each day and remove the vehicle quickly after unloading.

Vehicle Entry Permit

A vehicle entry permit must be obtained for permission to enter the grounds. Please visit www.ekka.com.au to apply for the vehicle entry permit on-line. It is encouraged this is completed ASAP in preparation for the Show. Don't leave it to the last minute otherwise you risk missing out on a permit.


Vehicles can be parked at Portside for a fee (approx $30 per day) as per previous years.  A shuttle bus service is available for transport back to the Showgrounds. (Leaves every 45 minutes).

You may find parking at an alternate venue which could be more suitable for your needs.

Entry Passes

Competitor passes are likely to require a photo ID this year so once competitors are known photos will need to be supplied to the RNA. RQ will organize for your current licence photo to be used for your ID card. We will contact anyone who we can't obtain a photo for in advance.

Trainers should advise any drivers that will be required during the course of the Show so we can also organize Photo Id's for them in advance also.


Horses will be stabled this year in the horse stables up the hill adjacent to the main entry to the Showring.  Expo Place is not available this year for horse accomodation.


The location of the accomodation is yet to be determined but it is unlikely to be available close to the horse stabling area. The accomodation in the lofts above the horse stables are not available for use due to Workplace Health and Safety limitations.

Those seeking accomodation on the grounds should contact Brett Rail at Racing Queensland ASAP to organize in advance. Ph (07) 3869 9774.


The interim racing schedule has been set and is currently available for viewing at the Meeting Calendar of this website. Depending upon nominations received the program may be amended slightly to ensure adequate opportunities are available for all.

In summary daily Finals will be available at 5:40pm each evening prior to the kids fireworks this year.

Afternoon Heats or races will be conducted on Sunday August 11, Tuesday August 13, Wednesday August 14, Thursday August 15, Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18.

Currently the races are largely scheduled as a S0/S1 or S2 or better with the S2 or better all lead up qualifiers for the $10,000 Big Dog Pet Foods / Garrards Show Final.


Any further information received will be distributed via SMS to participants and via updates to this website notice.