$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
500% Deposit Bonus
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham
The Gold Coast Turf Club is set to make a concerted push to get the Hollindale Stakes upgraded to Group One level
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The Gold Coast Turf Club is set to make a concerted push to get the Hollindale Stakes upgraded to Group One level.

The Group Two Hollindale Stakes (1800m) is run at weight-for-age in early May and is one of the major lead-up races to the Queensland winter carnival staying events.

It has been won by champions such as Rough Habit (1991, 1992) Might And Power (1998) and Shogun Lodge (2000, 2001) in its 30-year history.

The race has also had some outstanding horses in recent times including Multiple Group One winner Streama (2014)and Doncaster Mile winner It’s Somewhat (2017).

GCTC chief executive Steve Lines says the Hollindale deserves a higher rating.

“The club is hopeful of getting a prize money boost for it in the next allocation of money. If we can get prize money up around the $450,000 mark we should a have a real case for Group One status,” Lines said.

“If we can get Group One status I think there will be the temptation for more horses to push on from the autumn into our carnival.”

Lines said it was interesting that leading southern trainer Wayne Hawkes suggested a Group One upgrade for the Hollindale at the Gold Coast club’s annual awards night last week.

“Wayne, his brother Michael and his father John have won the race a few times including two recent wins with Leebaz,” he said.

“When someone from such a leading stable gets behind the idea it is time for it to be noted down by those in charge. We have already made approaches to Racing Queensland to help us with the push for Group One status.”

Lines said the club was also keen to revamp the Gold Coast Cup which used to be run as the Prime Minister’s Cup.

“It was originally a staying race and in recent years has come back to 1400 metres. But we would like to get it back to its old glory and the first step is to make it a 2200 metre-race,” he said.

The Gold Coast is set to host more metropolitan meetings even when Eagle Farm is back in play.

It currently has seven metropolitan meetings and hosts one of Australia’s richest race days, the Magic Millions in January.

 
  • Deposit
    $20
  • Bet with
    $120!
  • Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • Join now!
Claim $100 in Bonus Bets when you deposit $20!*
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $20
    start betting
    with
    $120*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Caulfield Cup Field – 2018

View the final field for the 2018 Caulfield Cup The Caulfield Cup will be run on Saturday 20th October at...

Melbourne Cup contender dies after freak accident

The Charlie Appleby-trained Hamada hasbeen euthanised after fracturing a hind leg in a routine track gallop at Werribee. Hamada was...

Would Winx win the Melbourne Cup?

We take a look at the stats, figures and history of the Melbourne Cup to see if Champion mare Winx...

Melbourne Cup favourite in doubt after injury

The Charlie Appleby-trained Cross Counter has suffered a setback in the lead-up to the Melbourne Cup. Cross Counter, who is...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.