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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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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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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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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Top class performers in Ipswich

Top class performers in Ipswich

APPRENTICE jockey Matt McGillivray continued his rise to prominence in Ipswich with a winning double at last Wednesday’s Metropolitan race meeting. McGillivray’s wins were aboard Double Superlative for trainer Kelly Schweida and Tay Swift for Liam Birchley. These wins gave McGillivray three for the season to be the highest placed apprentice on the Ipswich jockey’s ladder. It was a day of wins to high profile trainers and jockeys with almost a who’s...

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