Toowoomba Turf Club meeting abandoned

Racing Queensland advised on Wednesday night that it has abandoned Thursday's (26/3) thoroughbred meeting at the Toowoomba Turf Club whilst COVID-19 test results are pending for an inter-state participant.

Whilst the participant is not currently displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, he recently shared a commercial flight on Thursday, March 12 which carried another passenger who has since tested positive to the virus and was subsequently contacted by health authorities.

Since that time, it has been confirmed that the participant has been in contact with a Queensland licensee, and as such, RQ has taken the safest option to minimise risk to the industry by agreeing to abandon tomorrow’s meeting.

In the circumstance that a negative test is returned by the inter-state participant, thoroughbred racing in South East Queensland will continue as currently programmed including Friday’s meeting at Beaudesert.