Betting turnover on Racing Queensland Golden Greys Carnival up 48%

Queensland racing

According to figures released by (RQ) today, the Golden Greys Summer Carnival continues to be a hit with RQ reporting record-breaking wagering turnover and revenue.

After RQ successfully launched the Golden Greys in 2019/20, the Summer Carnival returned to Albion Park throughout December, January and February; culminating with the $235,000 Gold Bullion.

For a successive year, the Golden Greys was a hit with punters, enjoying turnover growth of 48% and revenue growth of 54%.

The meeting for the Gold Bullion Final set a new Queensland wagering turnover record of $5.1 million.

Racing Queensland Brendan Parnell said there were a number of metrics that pointed to the strong growth of the Golden Greys throughout 2020/21.

“The Golden Greys Summer Carnival has established itself as an integral part of the Queensland racing calendar,” Mr Parnell said.

“In addition to the record-breaking turnover experienced on the final night of the carnival, the Gold Bullion itself saw almost $900,000 in turnover which represented a 76% increase from 2019/20.

“Having made the strategic decision to move the Golden Greys back a month to move out of a busy holiday period, it was pleasing to see the response from participants and punters alike.”

In the lead-up to the Gold Bullion, the unique Golden Ticket, which features two-dog match races against the clock, was well received, enjoying turnover growth of 101% to $523,000.

Local hero, Crazy Cool secured the Group 3 event, earning a berth in the Gold Bullion Final before finishing second behind Shima Shine.

In addition to Shima Shine, the Gold Bullion Final ‘the people’s dog’, , with representatives from Queensland, , , South Australia and Western Australia.

Crazy Cool then franked her Summer Carnival form with victory in the Final.

Having postponed last year’s Queensland Winter Carnival due to COVID-19, the Group 1 will again headline this year’s features with a full programme to be released shortly.

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