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RQ Announces New Battle Of the Bush Series
Racing Queensland has announced a new initiative called the Battle of the Bush Series, reports Racing Queensland Webnews. The inaugural Battle of the Bush Series will bring 16 qualifiers from eight country regions to Doomben for a rich $100,000 final on Group 1 Tattersall's Tiara Day on 23 June, 2018. Designed specifically for horses competing in non-TAB events, the final will focus the national spotlight on the state's leading country participants during the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. The series will give country participants the chance to share in more than $260,000 in prize money, with sixteen qualifiers worth $10,000 each scheduled across the eight Queensland country racing regions. The qualifiers kick off at Cunnamulla on Anzac Day. Racing Queensland Chief Executive Officer Dr Eliot Forbes said the Battle of the Bush would play an important role in Racing Queensland's new Country and Provincial Racing Series' announced in 2017. "The announcement complements a number of exciting announcements in the past year supporting country and regional areas, including the $6 million country and regional capital works program that is currently underway," Dr Forbes said.