High Society has strong chance at Allman Park
AFTER three seconds in her past three starts, the Norm Hilton trained High Society is one of the strong chances in the State Election QTIS Maiden Plate over 800m at Allman Park on Saturday.
The five-year-old mare has seconds in Toowoomba on October 30, November 11 and December 6 in her past three starts.
Hilton trains the mare in Warwick and Kenji Yoshida will be the jockey on Saturday.
There are 81 acceptances for the Warwick Turf Club meeting which has as its main attraction the Railway Hotel Allora Cup.
The club had 105 nominations and has done well to finish with 81 acceptances for what will be a seven-race TAB meeting on a track rated as a soft 7.
See 12-page fields and form in the Daily News print edition on Saturday.
Great loss to racing
THE racing industry in Queensland is mourning the loss of Bill Carter who passed away overnight Wednesday.
A passionate advocate for racing in Queensland, Mr Carter was the inaugural chairman of the Racing Disciplinary Board and was a valuable advisor to many in the industry.
Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Chairman Mr Kevin Dixon paid tribute to Mr Carter and his contribution to the industry.
"Bill was a man who garnered the respect of the industry through years of dedicated service and a desire to see the industry progress," Mr Dixon said.
Racing Minister Steve Dickson said Mr Carter's passing was a huge loss to the racing industry.
"Bill was one of those people who managed to get things done. He loved the industry and worked tirelessly to support racing in any way he could," Mr Dickson said.
"He will be sorely missed by the Queensland racing family."