Trainers can now program their horses for Queensland’s Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara with certainty, after Eagle Farm was finally confirmed as the venue after a longstanding squabble.
The Courier-Mail revealed several weeks ago the venue for the June 26 meeting was in limbo as the Brisbane Racing Club and Tattersall’s Racing Club were unable to reach agreement on venue hiring.
The squabble also impacted other Tatt’s meetings which have traditionally have been staged at BRC tracks.
However it can now be revealed Eagle Farm will host this year’s Tatt’s Tiara day – although there is still no certainty regarding other Tatt’s days in the future.
“Tatt’s race days are important events on the Brisbane racing calendar,” BRC CEO Tony Partridge said.
“We value our long association with Tatt’s and are confident we will reach agreement on the scheduling of Tatt’s race days for the long-term shortly after the winter carnival.”
The Tatt’s Racing Club, founded in 1865, traditionally hosts four Queensland meetings a year but took a meeting off the BRC in February when it moved its Jewel Prelude race day to the Sunshine Coast.
The BRC has made no secret of its view that Tatt’s should conduct all of its meetings in Brisbane.
The June 26 Tatt’s Tiara meeting features five Group or Listed races and its crowning cap is the $600,000 Tiara which is the last Group 1 of the Australian racing season and a crucial race for mares aiming to snatch a prized Group 1 before retiring to stud.
Originally published asDispute over Tiara venue has been resolved
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