Racing Queensland has announced it will now allow conditional horse movement for inter-state standardbreds for the purposes of racing.
Standardbred horses which meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria are permitted to enter Queensland for racing purposes and contest the following features. They are:
Horses currently racing inter-state and in a licenced Queensland trainers name as at April 1, 2020 will be also permitted to return to Queensland to race.
Any permitted inter-state standardbred must adhere to the following transport guidelines. They are:
Inter-state transport of horses by approved float companies
Where Government regulations allow, standardbred horses will be permitted to travel to Queensland, however, any licensed or registered personnel, or essential personnel (being those currently approved for access to race meetings and training centres) are not permitted to travel with such horses, other than employees of the ‘Approved Float Company’.
The following conditions also apply:
Inter-state transport other than by Approved Float Company
Where Government regulations allow, horses that meet the above eligible race criteria will be permitted to travel from inter-state to Queensland, however, if the transport is other than with an Approved Float Company, the person transporting that horse (and any persons who come into close contact with that person) will not be permitted access to any licensed racing or training facility in Queensland for a period of at least 14 days.