Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Australia's BIGGEST and Best Bookmaker!
Sign-Up to Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Watch Sky Racing FREE!
Sign-Up and watch Sky Racing For Free on Your Phone!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

A toddler is fighting for life after she and her family were hit by a metal starting gate at a harness race track north of Brisbane.

The family, believed to be a harness racing family from the Lockyer Valley, were spectators at the Redcliffe Paceway when the gate on a pace vehicle failed to retract and struck them on Sunday night.

A two-year-old girl with critical facial and abdominal injuries was transported by road to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The girl’s one-year-old brother was also injured, and spent the night in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Her mother and father were also injured.

A workplace health and safety investigating is now underway to determine what went wrong.

Police are assisting with the investigation.

The ambulance service said paramedics faced a chaotic scene when they arrived, but worked quickly to help the family.

The Redcliffe Harness Racing Club has used social media to praise those who assisted.

“Our thoughts and love with those injured in the mobile incident,” the club posted on Facebook.

“Thanks to everyone who helped so quickly.”

Racing Queensland has cancelled Wednesday’s meeting at the Redcliffe Paceway, and has offered a counselling service for anyone affected by the incident.

Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Watch: Shocking scenes as race continues despite unconscious jockey

There were some shocking scenes in a race at Nagoya on Friday as a field of runners continued to race...

Ben Currie hit with third big ban

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie’s time on the sidelines continues to grow after another three-year disqualification, taking his total punishment to...

NSW trainer banned for four years and six months

Trainer Ben Smith has been outed for 4-1/2 years after being found guilty of cobalt and conduct charges. The Group...

The gloves are off between Victoria and NSW

The gloves have come off in the battle between NSW and Victoria over the latest spring racing initiatives which include...

Melbourne Cup now worth $8 million

The Melbourne Cup has received another prize money injection, with the 2019 edition of Australia’s most famous race to be...

Winx used to embarrass Australian racing industry

In one of the most disrespectful, extraordinarily inaccurate headlines ever sent to print, The Guardian Newspaper in England has slammed...

G1 placegetter dies at trackwork

Group One placegetter Libran has sadly died in a trackwork accident on Tuesday in preparation for his run in the...

Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.