Smart grey worth watching

Smart grey worth watching

TOOWOOMBA mare Bonsho won at her second start at Ipswich to continue an early run for favourites at Ipswich. Bonsho started at $2.40 at last Thursday’s race meeting. Four-year-old grey Bonsho is putting together a smart record having won four and placed four times from 11 career starts for prize money of $70,000. At Ipswich, the Tony Sears mare has collected a win and a second place from the two starts as she continues to build on her impressive results to date. In...

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Ipswich’s elated links to Cup day victory

Ipswich’s elated links to Cup day victory

HIGHLY regarded former teacher Murray Rogers is living the dream in retirement, capped by another memorable moment on Melbourne Cup day. As the Ipswich hockey umpire and long-time sports administrator enjoyed the sensational winning run, he hoped everyone that saw his tip collected a few extra dollars for Christmas. Rogers was still buzzing after diminutive five-year-old mare Ocean Embers powered home to win the Listed MSS Security Sprint late on Tuesday’s Melbourne...

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Rare double for Stewart

Rare double for Stewart

BRISBANE-based jockey Brad Stewart collected a rare winning double at Ipswich. Enterprise Moss was the first of the Stewart double before Shotacross the Bow won for him in the final race of the day on last week’s large nine race card. The two winners were trained by Brisbane trainers Michael Lakey and David Murphy respectively. On a day when more than half the card of races were won by favourites, neither of the Brad Stewart wins were favoured runners. This was...

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Distant Changes – Wednesday 25 October 2017

Distant Changes – Wednesday 25 October 2017

RQ confirms that following a track inspection & after consultation with QRIC, Australian Trainers Association & Ipswich Turf Club, there have been changes made to the distances of the following races at the Ipswich TC Race meeting on Wednesday 25 October: • Race 1 Maiden Plate, was 1700m is now 1550m • Race 2 QTIS 3YO Benchmark 65 Handicap, was 1700m is now 1550m • Race 3 Maiden Plate, was 1350m is now 1200m • Race 6 Class 4 Handicap, was 1350m is now 1200m • Race 9...

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UBET’s cheeky way to raise money for National Jockeys Trust

UBET’s cheeky way to raise money for National Jockeys Trust

We all need to have a pair of lucky undies! Racing Queensland betting partner UBET has released an exclusive range of ‘lucky undies’. The range has been designed to give racing enthusiasts a wearable lucky charm, with all proceeds going to the National Jockeys Trust. Featuring an instantly recognisable horseshoe symbol, UBET’s lucky undies are designed to wear under (or over) any Spring Racing outfit, silks, lycra or jodhpurs. Queensland jockeys including Robbie Fradd,...

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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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