Racing QLD and four major betting operators donate drought stricken bush
Racing Queensland and four major betting operators will donate $5000 to help drought
stricken bush areas each time the number one saddlecloth or rug wins a race in Queensland this
weekend. The initiative has the potential to raise more than $600,000 for bush relief. RQ plans to
donate $1000 to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund for every number one winner and that has
been matched by four wagering agencies.
The pledge covers 123 events made up of 68 TAB and non-TAB thoroughbred races, 34 greyhound
races and 21 harness races. The three placegetters from the Country Cups Challenge Final (1600m)
at Doomben on Saturday will also be awarded $5000, $3000 and $2000 respectively to donate to
a rural charity of their choice.