Currency Crisis Sinks RPL Transfer Market RTL To Tighten F1 Broadcasts In '15 NRL Forced To Backflip On Power Grab DEL Sets New Attendance Record CFG Launches City Football Japan Executive Transactions Chinese Opinion Split On World Cup Bid Names In The News Possible Solution Emerges In Spain Wigan Athletic Chair Dave Whelan Resigns
SBD Global/August 18, 2014/Events and AttractionsPrint All
Prizemoney for Saturday metropolitan races will rise by A$20,000 ($18,600) to A$65,000 "in a major industry overhaul to be announced by Racing Queensland on Monday," according to Brad Davidson of the HERALD SUN. Midweek metropolitan prizemoney "will also increase" from A$17,000 to A$20,000 a race. Provincial races at the Gold Coast, Ipswich and Sunshine Coast will average A$16,000 each. The Gold Coast figure is up from A$13,000 a race or 23.1%, but is "well short of" the A$20,000 a race "the club had wanted." However, it means the club "will finally be able to offer more prizemoney a race" than rival northern New South Wales clubs Ballina (A$15,000) and Murwillumbah (A$15,000). The changes "come in the wake" of Racing Queensland’s A$4.5B 30-year deal with Tatts Group in June and "follows widespread criticism of prizemoney levels across the state" (HERALD SUN, 8/17).