Queensland’s first week under the new racing regime proved fruitful for a trio of Ontrack trainers.
Metro meetings were held at the Gold Coast (Friday) and Doomben (Saturday) and leading the way were champion trainer Tony Gollan (three wins), Toby and Trent Edmonds (three wins) and David Vandyke (two wins).
All three stables have significant numbers of Ontrack gallopers and they look destined to play major roles during the zoned racing strategy designed by Racing Queensland to get us through the Covid 19 situation.
Tony Gollan and David Vandyke compete in Zone 1 (Brisbane and Sunshine Coast) while Edmonds Racing competes in Zone 2 (Gold Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba).
The new system will see stables having to compete in their allotted zones and horses won’t be able to race in any other Queensland zone until the end of the current Covid 19 outbreak.
Ontrack has some promising young horses about to resume from spells or kick off their racing preparations and while planning programmes is going to be challenging, we will endeavour to find the most suitable race for all our horses.
Several of these horses were spelled in readiness for the Queensland Winter Carnival, which had to be abandoned due to the pandemic.
Racing Queensland is currently working through the issue of what to do with feature races over coming months and hopefully some of Ontrack’s promising young horses are presented with chances to race in good company in the near future.