Streama invited to race against Australasia’s best
Streama who won today’s Australian Oaks at Randwick will be given an exclusive invitation to race in the Group 1 Treasury Casino Queensland Oaks during the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival.
Race fees and travel expenses for the Guy Walter trained filly will be covered by the Australasian Challenge, a new invitational scheme designed to attract Australasia’s best racing champions to the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival.
The new initiative, which is jointly funded by the Brisbane Racing Club and Events Queensland, aims to create a unique end of racing season show-down.
Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Bill Sexton said this year’s carnival was going to be better than ever.
Great races involve great horses and Streama will definitely make for a great race, he said.
Horses become eligible for the invitational scheme if they win select sprint legs or Oaks races in Australasia in the lead up to the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival.
The winning fillies of the VRC Oaks, WA Oaks and the New Zealand Oaks have already been invited and the winner of the upcoming Australasian Oaks will also receive an invitation to the race, said Mr Sexton.
In addition, winning sprinters from selected races will be invited to compete in the $1 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke.
“The Australasian Challenge will be the ultimate trifecta – the nation’s best horses, in a first class racing carnival, located in the state which has the best winter weather.
The 2012 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival will take place at Doomben and Eagle Farm Racecourses between May 12 and June 9.
The $400,000 Treasury Casino QLD Oaks will be run on Saturday June 2 with the $1 million AAMI Stradbroke run a week later on Saturday, June 9. Both events will be held at Eagle Farm Racecourse.