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Queensland jockeys win work cover talks

Sunday 12 July 2015, 5:30pm

Queensland jockeys will meet with the new the new Racing Queensland administration to discuss wide ranging topics including the contentious issue of work cover.

Queensland Jockeys Association President Glen Prentice met with riders at Doomben on Saturday to finalise matters they wanted to discuss with RQ.

Top of the list will be work cover and the new deal being offered by RQ.

“I can’t comment at this stage other than to say the meeting will go ahead on Tuesday,” Prentice said.

“We will have several issues to raise including work cover.”

Queensland riders have the lowest work cover cap of Australian jockeys.

Racing Queensland is being run by KPMG after the sacking of the four administrative boards in the wake of the greyhound live baiting scandal.

Unlike other states, RQ’s integrity department oversaw all three racing codes – thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds.

Integrity head Wade Birch and RQ chief executive Darren Condon have both been sacked after being issued with show-cause notices.

A Commission of Inquiry has recommended a seven-member all-codes board be established as the control body for all three codes of racing.

– AAP

Read more at http://www.bloodstock.com.au/news/story.php?id=12939#cZ9TvkttbA7aRztK.99

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Posted July 13, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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