Despite Queensland’s ongoing racing industry upheavals, executives from the same state are hoping that the once well thought of Brisbane Cup can revert to its original distance of 3200m after another lacklustre event last Saturday.

Some years ago, Queensland racing officials decided to cut the race in distance from 3200m to 2400m, hoping to attract a higher quality field. However, the plan has backfired and many are fearful that the race’s growing irrelevance will continue unless the distance is changed.

Fairfax Media understands that an internal analysis of the Brisbane Cup will begin shortly, with consideration now being given to reverting the race to the original two miles (3200m).