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Additional $1.2m To Qld Country Stakeholders
Yesterday's meeting between representatives of Queensland Racing & the Queensland Country Racing Committee "confirmed delivery of an enhanced $13.142 million annual country racing funding package to country stakeholders for a 3-year period, commencing on 1 July 2009". The revised funding package "represents a 10% or $1.2 million increase to QR's contribution to country racing" & QR chairman Bob Bentley commented: "The revised racing schedule has removed the majority of regional race date clashes & populated the country race-less Saturdays, which were endemic in the previous schedule. QR's model provides enhanced continuity & delivers maximum opportunities for stakeholders."