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Jockeys On Strike For Cox Plate At GC Turf Club

But The Party Will Go On

Jockeys On Strike For Cox Plate At GC Turf Club

There won't be any horses at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday, but the party will go on for the Cox Plate.

Members of the Racing Alliance are striking thanks to a disagreement with the State Government over prize money.

"All we're fighting for is similar rights that New South Wales and Victoria have," said Turf Club Racing Manager James Cable.

"As it stands, Queensland is really being left behind when it comes to prize money."

Locals are still being urged to head down to Aquis Park to watch Winx chase her fourth consecutive Cox Plate on the big screen.

The entertainment package at the Canary Bar is now being offered at a discounted rate of $175.

Punters can also enjoy Aquis Park’s new betting auditorium, free general admission entry, street food, a new Heineken Bar and off-track promotions.

Organisers are hoping live racing will be back in time for Melbourne Cup Day next month.