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RACING Queensland has announced it will offer compensation to trainers and jockeys who were inconvenienced by the late postponement of the Bowen Turf Club meeting on April 19.

Racing Queensland CEO Darren Condon said it was regrettable the meeting had been postponed, but the body would pay a subsidy of $200 per horse, which is payable to the trainer, and $100 per jockey to cover expenses.

“The track was quite wet in the wake of the cyclone and was inspected by Racing Queensland stewards on Wednesday and Thursday when approval was given to race,” Mr Condon said.

“Unfortunately, there was some rainfall on Friday night which Racing Queensland stewards were not notified of until they arrived at the track prior to the meeting.

“The track was deemed unsafe for racing due to water on the track and the meeting was postponed until Monday April 21.

“Because of the inconvenience caused by the late cancellation, the decision was made to pay a subsidy to those trainers and jockeys who travelled from outside Bowen to attend the meeting.”

Those trainers and jockeys affected will be notified by Racing Queensland.


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