Racing Queensland considers adding country and provincial finals to winter carnival after Sydney’s Championships success

Sure And Fast won the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick. Picture: Simon

Sure And Fast won the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick. Picture: Simon Bullard Source: News Corp Australia

 

RACING Queensland is set to integrate a provincial and country final into the winter carnival next year after the concept’s success in Sydney.

The inaugural NSW provincial and country championship finals, worth $300,000 each, were held on the first and second day of The Championships at Randwick respectively over the past two weeks and were well received.

Queensland has a summer provincial series and a country stayers series in far north Queensland.

Racing Queensland chief executive Darren Condon said they could follow NSW’s lead and hold a country and provincial championship next year with the finals to be held during the winter carnival.

“That is one of the things we are definitely looking at but probably our own view of them,” Condon said. “The concept is good for punters because they get to follow the form, it’s good for participants because there is a good outcome and you get a very competitive final because horses are in form going into it which makes it great from a wagering perspective.”

 

Story courtesy Brad Davidson  http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/racing-queensland-considers-adding-country-and-provincial-finals-to-winter-carnival-after-sydneys-championships-success/story-fnii0njy-1227303819251?login=1

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