QTOA July 2022 Industry Update

29th Jul 2022

CEO Ben Mannion discusses some of the key topics within the industry including:

– Commercial partners get behind the QTOA
– Time for owners to find their voice with the 2022 Owners Survey
– New initiatives on the radar for QTOA members


QTOA Chairman’s Report with Peter Tighe – July

26th Jul 2022 As the QTOA prepares to gather important feedback from members that will help us shape the future direction of ownership in Queensland, there has never been a better time to become a QTOA Member. Our upcoming 2022 Owners Survey will give all members, including those that have signed up for our free membership, a voice on

Australian Trainers’ Association Report – July

26th Jul 2022

The ATA held a meeting on Tuesday 19th July at Doomben to meet with key industry people and discuss many of the major issues currently facing trainers. RQ Board member and Thoroughbred Representative Graham Quirk was there to support the ATA members as we tackled issues with QRIC & RQ. Some of the topics on

QOTT Event Sponsorship Program

25th Jul 2022

As part of QOTT’s commitment to stimulating demand for retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses, an Event Sponsorship Program has been established.

The QOTT Event Sponsorship Program is an initiative to create more competition opportunities, drive demand and support the visibility of retired racehorses in their post-racing careers.

The Event Sponsorship Program


25th Jul 2022

If you’re looking to buy or sell thoroughbreds during the year, one of the most successful and trusted sales platforms is Magic Millions Online.

Online sales are held in the first week or every month and provide owners, vendors and breeders the opportunity to market their stock to a global audience on a

Deadly duo aiming to repeat NQ success

25th Jul 2022

Boutique Townsville trainer Tony Comerford is hoping for a repeat dose of feature race success with jockey Nathan Day as he chases his first win in the Townsville Cup with emerging stayer Deadly Diva.

The pair combined to win the Cleveland Bay, Townsville’s feature sprint, with Deadly Choices two years ago and are

Australian Trainers’ Association Report – June newsletter

28th Jun 2022

The recent abandonment of the race meeting at Quilpie just prior to race 1 highlights the need for far better process by both Racing Qld & QRIC to ensure our tracks are prepared safe and ready for racing. The race clubs are often made up mostly of volunteers and track preparation can sometimes be “doing

Queensland Off The Track: Subsidised Lessons Program

28th Jun 2022

In mid-2021 the Queensland Off-The-Track Program launched its first major initiative to support retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred horses in their journey as they transition from the racing industry into the domestic horse community.

The Subsidised Lessons Program has been created to enable new owners of retired racehorses access instruction and individual support to

Chairman’s Report: June 2022

27th Jun 2022

The QTOA has welcomed the recent racing tax reform announcement by the State Government and has made moves to ensure it plays a role in discussions relating to how the proceeds will be spent by Racing Queensland.

A new 5% racing levy will be introduced to the state’s Point of Consumption Tax (POCT),

QTOA Chairman’s Report: May 2022

30th May 2022

QTOA calling for a Queensland Racing Prizemoney Review

The QTOA Board recently agreed to write to Racing Queensland to ask them to instigate a full review of the allocation of the Queensland Racing Prizemoney, right across the state.

We believe the review will be a vital process to engage with all


23rd Aug 2021

Queensland owners will get a seat at the table with industry bodies following the recent formation of the Queensland Thoroughbred Owners Association.

There are some heavy attackers involved in the new organization, with Winx owner Peter Tighe and prominent owner Lindy Huddy as directors.

The vision of the QTOA – with

Co-trainer Trent Edmonds

20th Aug 2021

Co-trainer Trent Edmonds hopes to celebrate the biggest event of his life when the stable saddles up two runners at Doomben on Wednesday.

Eagle Farm Statement

19th Aug 2021

The performance of the Eagle Farm course proper continues to be monitored by Racing Queensland and the Brisbane Racing Club.

First Cairns Newmarket Win

19th Aug 2021

Olivia Cairns is hoping to add another North Queensland feature to her trophy cabinet when she attempts to claim her first Newmarket Handicap with Last Chance in Cairns on Saturday.

Longhro in form

15th Aug 2018

One of the hard-luck horses of the 2020 Northern Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, connections of Langhro believe the veteran gelding can make amends this week at Cannon Park.

Enjoy everything QTOA has to offer.