Group One Tatt’s Tiara switched to Doomben

Group One Tatt’s Tiara switched to Doomben

The final Group One race of the Australian racing season, the Tattersall’s Tiara for fillies and mares, will be run at Doomben.

It is the third Group One meeting moved from Eagle Farm this month after constant criticism of the racing surface.

Racing Queensland instructed the Brisbane Race Club that the Tiara meeting was not to be run at Eagle Farm.

The governing body then held meetings with the Tattersall’s Club which hires a track to run its meetings.

RQ chief executive Eliot Forbes said it was accepted that Doomben was the most suitable venue for the Group One standard Tiara race on June 24.

“Doomben offers a more suitable surface than Eagle Farm for Group One racing at this time, and we are very grateful for the co-operation of Tattersall’s committee given the circumstances which are beyond their control,” Forbes said.

Tattersall’s President Scott McAlpine agreed his club’s premier race day, which features the Tiara and the Tattersall’s Cup, should be held on a surface befitting the quality of horses competing at the meeting.

“Tattersall’s Racing Club accepts the direction given by Racing Queensland and agrees racing at Doomben is a more suitable option than Eagle Farm at this time,” he said.