Ipswich Turf Club AGM results

Ipswich Turf Club AGM results

The Ipswich Turf Club has ended the 2016/17 year with positive results despite the racing program shifting to accommodate the woes of racing in Brisbane. According to Chairman Wayne Patch the Annual Report shows a significant achievement although ongoing economic and external pressures continue to impact many aspects of the Club’s business model. “The 2016/17 Financial Year was in line with budget forecasts and corporate objectives across the various facets of the Club’s...

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Charlie Boy, what a top run

Charlie Boy, what a top run

AFTER being winless for more than 18 months, seven-year-old gelding Charlie Boy scored a great win on Saturday in the City of Ipswich Spring Sprinter’s Cup. Now trained by Tony Gollan, Charlie Boy had 15 winless runs since February 2016 when he took out the Group 3 Liverpool Cup at Royal Randwick. With Tiff Brooker aboard for the first time in his career, and at his first start at Ipswich, Charlie Boy was able to knuckle down in the final 100 metres. Charlie Boy just...

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Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

IF the feedback from Ipswich’s latest race meeting is any indication, the city is in the proverbial box seat to secure another metropolitan Saturday program. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching was delighted with the response he received from trainers, jockeys and owners at Saturday’s City of Ipswich Spring Cup meeting at Bundamba.   It was the first time since 1991, outside the annual Ipswich Cup meetings, that the turf club hosted a major...

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Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

WHEN Australia’s leading horse trainer enters two runners in a high class field, a quality race program is assured. However, Chris Waller’s interest is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg at Saturday’s rare metropolitan race meeting being run in Ipswich. The mastermind behind racing superstar Winx has accepted Vassal and Loving Home in the Stayers Cup open handicap (2150m) at Bundamba. Both imports are from Great Britain, where they enjoyed maiden...

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Top hoops battling for honours

Top hoops battling for honours

JOCKEY Robbie Fradd didn’t need long to reclaim a clear lead in the Ipswich Jockeys Premiership. He won aboard Complicit in the first race of the day at Ipswich last Friday. Three-year-old Complicit is trained by Matt Dunn at Murwillumbah. Complicit is by boom sire Snitzel. The owners of this galloper are high profile as well – China Horse Club Racing and the Vinery Stud. Complicit was well favoured in the betting at $2.80 before coming home with a booming run...

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Spring into racing at Ipswich

Spring into racing at Ipswich

CHECK OUT THE EVENT PAGE – CLICK HERE To celebrate the Ipswich Turf Club securing a prime Saturday raceday this Spring, we’re throwing open the gates and inviting the whole family! The City of Ipswich Spring Cup kicks off on Saturday 23 September with racing trackside and heaps of activities for the kids plus it’s FREE entry. General Manager Brett Kitching said it was set to be the second biggest raceday on the Ipswich calendar after the hugely successful Ipswich Cup....

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