The country racing industry will be a big winner if the Palaszczuk government is re-elected with its promise to back Queensland Country Racing with a $35.2 million commitment.
There's a charitable streak longer than a country mile running through Wally Gleeson, the man behind the horse behind the headlines.
The esteem with which Mark and Joanne Smith's Weatherford Equine business is held in the horse world was evident at the Ag-Grow 2020 premier ridden horse sale on Saturday, when they sold both the top-priced mare and gelding.
The Stephen Massingham-trained The Harrovian has started his latest campaign where he left off with another startling win.
Despite having a smaller stable than in the past, Todd Austin will have a strong representation at the Longreach races on August 22.
Riders Elyce Smith (Shiranda) and Nathan Day (Deadly Choices) took the honours in the big races in Townsville on August 14.
The numerous jockeys will feature on racetracks each week - and those who have passed away - will be remembered on August 1.