SAQ Adoption Program

The SAQ adoption program has been running since 2003 and we have successfully re-homed over 600 Standardbreds, retired from their racing careers. Some of these horses were retired due to injuries, or simply because they lacked speed. ›› Read more


Horse Registration

The SAQ can provide Standardbred owners with show registration cards that are necessary to contest agricultural shows and participate in the National High Point Awards and the SAQ Annual Awards. ›› Read more



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Welcome to our new SAQ Home Page


The Standardbred Association Queensland Inc. (SAQ) promotes the Standardbred as a successful & versatile horse that can excel in many disciplines outside their traditional role of harness racing. Through shows and organised displays, we spotlight the abilities and temperament of the Standardbred. We aim to be an association with a common interest: To promote contact between Standardbred owners, regardless of the discipline their horse/s are involved in.

What else does the SAQ do?

The SAQ has many goals and ideas for the future. We aim to grow our association, and continue to build relationships and rapport with trainers, members, the equine industry and the general public, to allow us to promote Standardbreds as great harness race horses and riding horses.

Here are just some of things we currently offer SAQ members: