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Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland president Basil Nolan has welcomed a move by Racing Queensland to increase mid-week Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS) bonuses from November 1.
The bonuses for mid-week non-maiden metropolitan QTIS races will increase from $10,000 to $12,000 to offer total prize money and bonuses of:
The same bonus increase will apply to maiden metropolitan QTIS races to offer total prize money and bonuses of:
Mr Nolan said he was ‘very happy’ to see the winning bonuses now align with those offered at provincial meetings.
“QTIS has been a shining light for Queensland racing and its growth is crucial to the ongoing viability of both the breeding and racing industries in our state,” he said.
Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Strategy and Development Manager Ross Gove said the increase was another step in the right direction.
“This increase, whilst modest, is an extension of Racing Queensland’s commitment to the Queensland breeding and racing industries,” he said.
The increases to the mid-week metropolitan bonuses have been amended in the racing calendar and will be reflected in the Programs Section in the October edition of RACE Magazine.