The Brisbane Racing Club is hoping to have at least six ballot-exempt races for its two Group One features this winter.
Racing Queensland has revamped the winter carnival schedule in an effort to overcome coronavirus pandemic problems.
The BRC is hoping RQ will ratify its proposal this week to give interstate trainers a chance to plan a trip to Queensland under coronavirus restrictions.
Vega One, who won The Gateway in December, is already assured a Stradbroke start under the ballot-free terms of that race.
Several major NSW and Victorian stables are still expected to send horses north for the winter.
They are waiting for any changes to travel and quarantine coronavirus regulations before finalising numbers of horses and staff.