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Improvisation led to a successful 2022 TAB Queensland Racing Carnival

 

Improvisation was the key to another successful TAB Queensland Racing Carnival after torrential rain ruled out any races at Doomben for the first time in living memory.

That meant Eagle Farm was the centre of attention for Brisbane racegoers, as it hosted all eight Group 1 races, including the Group 1 Doomben Cup and Group 1 Doomben 10,000.

The weather may have proved problematic for Doomben, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of racegoers, with thousands pouring through gates at Eagle Farm, the Gold Coast, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast.

Staged over 10 action-packed race days, the carnival boasted prize money in excess of $21 million and featured more than 50 black-type races, including eight Group 1s, 10 Group 2s and 13 Group 3s.

There were success stories aplenty, with three Group 1 victories by Queensland-based horses compared to one in 2021.

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