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Last Updated: June 28 2022By mark milnes

QUEENSLAND INTRODUCES NEW SLOT RACE

Queensland racing is set to receive another boost with the introduction of a new slot race designed to create a bigger lead into the states Summer Racing with a showcase the racing talent from the Sunshine State

Racing Queensland have announced the introduction of a new race that will take place just before New Years Eve at Toowoomba Racecourse.

The King of The Mountain is a new $750,000 slot race that will be run on the last Saturday of December each year and will be restricted to Queensland Bred Horses and must be prepared by Queensland based trainers. 

The new race has been introduced to the calendar at the end of the year and will allow a two week lead into the Magic Millions festival which is generally held on the second Saturday of January.

Given the floodlight set up at Toowoomba it is expected that the race will take place under the lights after the bumper Doomben card in the day which features the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate, The Buffering and Nudgee.

Toowoomba native Tony Gollan instantly said he would be preparing a number of races for the new feature and said the investment would be a huge boost to the industry in the state.

“It is fantastic, any race worth that amount of money for Queensland bred and Queensland-trained horses is a welcomed addition to local trainers and owners,” he said.

“I was a local, I’m not anymore, but it would be great to get back up there and win it. It is never easy to win up there when you don’t train on the track.

“Queensland-bred and Queensland-trained, it keeps the prizemoney within the state. Every owner and trainer that has horses in Queensland should be getting behind this, it is a good opportunity to race against ourselves for outstanding money.

“Distance-wise, it is right in the sweet spot that most of our horses need and it adds to this summer carnival that has just become to good.”

The announcement of the King Of The Mountain follows on from the successful launch of the Archer which was run at Rockhampton this year for $440,000. 

Emerald Kingdom won the race on the way to winning the $1m Stradbroke Handicap at Group 1 level. 

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