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RACING Queensland offers its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr Tony Price, who passed away at the weekend.

Mr Price, who was inducted into the Queensland Harness Racing Hall of Fame last year, was a highly respected racing administrator, breeder and owner.

THE Palaszczuk Government has today delivered for racing, jobs and certainty in approving funds for the second phase of the Eagle Farm racecourse development.

Minister for Sport and Racing Bill Byrne said getting racing back at Queensland’s premier race course was good for the racing industry, the state and for creating jobs.

THE Gold Coast City Council has approved a development application for a Harness Racing Facility in Alberton to the North of the City.

Gold Coast Harness Racing President, Mr Barry Grimsey said “this will be the start of a whole new era for Harness Racing in Queensland and for the development of a truly sustainable model for sport facility development that will take financial pressure off Government”.

ALARMING facts concerning the financial state of Racing Queensland have been unearthed by KPMG within one day of the sacking of all the Boards.

 

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told Parliament that the losses could blow out to $11 million by the end of this financial year and to $21 million next year.

 

Here is here statement to the House today:

 

READERS have asked tha we provide as much coverage as possible of the demise of the Kevin Dixon era in Racing Queensland in the wake of the greyhound live-baiting scandal.

The Labor Government has led the way in Australia by dismissed all racing boards and taking extreme integrity measures to clean up not ony greyhound racing but ensure the overall industry is better placed for the future.

Here is the debate from this morning's session of Parliament in Brisbane, courtesy of Hansard:

THE police taskforce investigating greyhound live baiting in Queensland has warned the industry it expects to make many more arrests.

COURTNEY WILSON reports for ABC NEWS that the industry is nervously awaiting a report from the Queensland Government's commission of inquiry into the scandal, which is due on Monday.

THE next piece of the 2015 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap puzzle has been put in place after Racing Queensland released the weights for the time-honoured event this morning.

Following an emphatic victory on Saturday, Doomben 10,000 winner Boban for Chris Waller has been allocated the top weight of 58kg, while the Darren Weir-trained Lucky Hussler has been allocated 56kgs.

IN his popular column, ‘SILKS & SADDLES,’ published in the NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER, respected racing writer, TERRY BUTTS, reports how paperwork prevented Robbie Waterhouse from fielding in Toowoomba on Saturday.

Butts predicts the chances of Waterhouse fielding at other carnival meetings in Brisbane are starting to lengthen considerably.

Here is his column:

THE Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB) has today warned-off greyhound licensee Mr Peter Sykes following a show-cause hearing at Racing Queensland Headquarters.

As part of the deliberations, QACRIB Chairman Kevin Dixon noted that Mr Sykes had refused to co-operate with Racing Queensland Stewards investigating live-baiting in the industry.

The Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB) has today warned off a further 14 participants for life after show cause hearings were held at Deagon on Tuesday.

As part of Racing Queensland’s ongoing investigations into live-baiting within the greyhound industry, the 14 individuals were issued with show-cause notices on April 15 and invited to provide submissions.

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