Queensland's iconic Birdsville race meeting has been cancelled as organisers concede defeat due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Promising apprentice Adin Thompson has eight rides as he chases his first Saturday metropolitan win at Eagle Farm.
Apprentice Clayton Gallagher has taken the riding honours at the iconic Birdsville meeting including winning the Cup on French Hussler.
Prolific country winner Fab's Cowboy has been entered to run in the famous Birdsville Cup in outback Queensland.
A promotion to help drought victims through the recent Birdsville race meeting has raised at least $50,000.
The famous Birdsville Cup meeting will be at the forefront of several racing industry initiatives to support farmers affected by the drought.
The famous Birdsville race meeting will be telecast and have TAB status for the first time this year.