Wednesday 18 Oct meeting abandoned

Wednesday 18 Oct  meeting abandoned

The Ipswich Turf Club race meeting on Wednesday 18 October has been abandoned following an inspection of the track by QRIC stewards. At the conclusion of the inspection, stewards determined that there is no likelihood of the track being suitable for racing on Wednesday & further, that there is no potential for it to improve to the extent that it could be raced on within the next 2-3 days. RQ did consider the rescheduling of the meeting to a later date but following...

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Spring raceday delivers the goods

Spring raceday delivers the goods

Free for a Year winner Kimberley Leonard was overwhelmed with the prize her family walked away with following the City of Ipswich Spring Cup Raceday last month. The Basin Pocket family was mid water slide when Kimberley’s name was called and she made a dash to the enclosure to claim the prize. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard my name,” Kimberley said. “I had to ask a few people if I had heard correctly.” Kimberley had finished work for the day and looking for some...

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Lloyd closes premiership gap

Lloyd closes premiership gap

FORMER South African and globetrotting jockey Jeff Lloyd collected his eighth win of the season aboard Hi Lizzy at Ipswich last Wednesday. Lloyd is the reigning Queensland Premier Jockey although he is one win behind fellow former South African Robbie Fradd on the Ipswich list. Hi Lizzy was sent out a $1.40 favourite in the fillies and mares maiden and duly saluted despite giving favourite backers a couple of moments of heart flutters in the straight. Hi Lizzy gave trainer...

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Check out $201 winner at Ipswich track

Check out $201 winner at Ipswich track

BEAUDESERT trainer Ben Ahrens created quite a stir with the win of Danger Annie at the latest Ipswich race meeting. Danger Annie won the 1200 metre maiden on the card at closing UBET fixed odds of $201. It was the fifth career start and second from a spell for Danger Annie and the long odds reflected the latest first up result of last of 10 starters at the Sunshine Coast beaten nine lengths a fortnight earlier. The $201 odds were despite a third placing at her only start at...

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Ipswich to open its doors

Ipswich to open its doors

FROM tomorrow (6 October) the Ipswich Turf Club will open its gates free of charge for midweek meetings. Following the recent AGM, the Committee made the decision to trial free entry for all midweek race meetings at Ipswich. The Club’s re-elected chairman Wayne Patch said the decision was in line with industry trends. “Our core business comes from trade during our midweek meetings,” said Mr Patch. “We want patrons to come and enjoy the entertainment of live racing without...

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Wonder-ful victory at Ipswich

Wonder-ful victory at Ipswich

THREE-year-old Falvelon colt Wonder Boom won at the juicy odds of $11 on his recent Ipswich start. Promising young apprentice Corey Bayliss was in the saddle. On a day of favoured winners, Wonder Boom was the only galloper at double figure odds to break the favourites’ winning streak. Trained by Paul Butterworth at Eagle Farm, Wonder Boom was finally successful at his fourth Ipswich start after placing second on previous occasions. The three kilogram claim for the...

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