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Race Days.—The following table shows the extent of unregistered racing during the year ended 30th June, 1929, and the days of the week on which such racing was conducted:—

Racing Body. No. of Meetings held. Day on which Meeting held.
Monday. Tuesday. Thursday. Friday.
Kedron Amateur Racing Club
‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥
53 47 5 1
Ipswich Amateur Turf Club
‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥
12 11 1
Goodna Amateur Race Club
‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥
12 12[1]
Strathpine Turf Club
‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥
12 12
Coorparoo Turf Club
‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥        ‥
15 5 10
104 47 10 46 1
  1. Four of the meetings held at Kedron.


It will thus be seen that, during that year, unregistered racing, which always takes place on week days, was responsible for one hundred and four meetings, more than half of which were held at Kedron Park, and most of which were held on Mondays and Thursdays.


None of these meetings were held on any day on which a registered meeting was conducted.


Stipendiary Stewards.—Each unregistered body appoints its own stewards—three in number. These stewards, when paid, receive sums ranging from £5 5s. Od. per meeting downwards.


Racing Rules.—With the exception of The West Moreton District Amateur Race Club, which races under the rules of the West Moreton District Racing Association, and The Brisbane Trotting Club, which races under its own rules, all the unregistered bodies race under the rules of the Kedron Amateur Racing Club. These rules give the stewards similar powers to those exercisable by the stipendary stewards of the registered clubs.


Appeals.—The Kedron Park rules of racing and certain resolutions adopted in November, 1922, by representatives of Kedron, Coorparoo, Goodna, and Strathpine, make provision for the hearing by an Appeal Board of appeals from decisions of the stewards of the bodies associated therewith. Nominally, this Board consists of a representative of each of the bodies asssociated, one of whom acts as Chairman. As at present constituted, it consists of five persons nominally representative of each of five associated bodies. Provision is made for the appearance of counsel for appellants and for the admission of the Press.


Licensing Committee.—The above resolutions also make provision for a Licensing Committee of four persons with power to deal with applicants for licenses. There is in fact no separate Licensing Committee, but the Appeal Board has for some years issued all licenses to jockeys and has recently instituted the licensing of trainers.


Licenses issued to jockeys are of two classes, the one, issued for a higher fee, entitling the licensee to ride at any meeting of an associated body, the other entitling him to ride at meetings other than those held by the Kedron Amateur Racing Club.