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13 Number of Horses in Training, &c.—The number of horses in training or in preparation for registered racing in the area for the year 1929 was about eight hundred.

Number of Licensees and Employees.—The following table shows the approximate number of the respective classes of licensees registered in 1929 :—

Metropolitan Trainers 95
Permits to train 62
Stable employees 118
Metropolitan Jockeys 78
Apprentice Jockeys 34
Bookmakers' Clerks 162
Metropolitan Bookmakers 111
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660

Probably at least an equal number of unlicensed persons was employed, permanently and as casual hands, in connection with the two registered courses.

Public Attendances.— The average attendances per meeting at Eagle Farm and Albion Park during the year ended 30th June, 1929, were as follows :— Eagle Farm for twenty-six meetings, 6,800 ; Albion Park for thirty-one meetings, 4,617.

UNREGISTERED RACING.

Racing Bodies.—Unregistered racing was provided during 1929 by clubs and proprietaries racing under the following names :— Kedron Amateur Racing Club. Coorparoo Turf Club. Goodna Amateur Race Club. Strathpine Turf Club. West Moreton District Amateur Race Club. Ipswich Amateur Turf Club. Metropolitan Owners, Trainers, and Jockeys' Association.

The Brisbane Trotting Club raced during 1928 but held no meetings during 1929.

Racecourses.—Kedron Amateur Racing Club is the premier unregistered racing concern and races at Kedron Park.

Coorparoo Turf Club, which is the name under which Brisbane Amusements Limited conducts its meetings, carries on its racing at Coorparoo.

The Goodna Race Club, which is proprietary, races at Goodna, and sometimes also at Kedron Park.

The Strathpine Turf Club, which is also proprietary, races at Strathpine.

The Ipswich Amateur Turf Club, The Metropolitan Owners, Trainers, and Jockeys' Association, and the West Moreton District Amateur Race Club, race at Bundamba.

The Brisbane Trotting Club, when it held meetings, raced at Coorparoo.