The Training Track Subsidy Scheme is an annual $2 million funding program which assists thoroughbred race clubs to off-set the costs of maintaining training facilities at their venues.
The funding comprises:
- Threshold payments totalling $1.2 million made by the department directly to eligible race clubs, based on club categories determined by Racing Queensland. The categories account for the standard of each venue’s training tracks (i.e. number and type)
- Incentive payments totalling $800,000 made via Racing Queensland, based on the actual numbers of starters provided by each venue and scaled by the category of the venue.
The Scheme is administered under annual funding deeds between the department and Racing Queensland.