As well as running numerous race meetings, Brisbane Racing Club has an ongoing commitment to rehoming ex-racehorses.
As the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland, the Brisbane Racing Club conducts 98 race meetings and hosts over 200,000 patrons each year. Race meetings are conducted at the club’s two racecourses, Eagle Farm and Doomben.
The Brisbane Racing Club also hosts many other feature racing events including Girls Day Out (February), Mekka Wednesday (August), Country Music Raceday (September) and Melbourne Cup Day (November).
Brisbane Racing Club’s commitment to the rehoming and re-education of retired thoroughbreds will continue in to 2019 through its successful partnership with Triequithon events.
Now in its third year, the Brisbane Triequiton is a prestigious event held annually at Doomben Racecourse promoting the suitability of off-the-track thoroughbreds for eventing. The event is conducted during a race meeting so audiences can watch the ex-racehorses compete in dressage, cross- country and show jumping in between races.
Triequithon’s event director Paul Chow says the event continues to grow every year: “We’ve used upwards of 30 re-trained racehorses in this event at Doomben since its inception. The more we can make people aware of how wonderful ex racehorses are for eventing, the more we can get retrained once they’ve finished racing.”
Triequithon at Doomben Racecourse is currently the richest 1* event in Queensland with $10,000 in prizemoney on offer with the next Triequithon race day being held in April 2019 The Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival consists of five feature meetings from May to June. Each year this racing extravaganza brings some outstanding proven racehorses from all states and New Zealand to compete with the very best Queensland horses.
The major events on the racing calendar are the KIRIN Doomben 10,000, Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup, Treasury Brisbane Qld Oaks, and Queensland’s most prestigious race meet, UBET Stradbroke Day.