Why Ipswich should take a bow

Why Ipswich should take a bow

THE city of Ipswich again displayed the traditional spirit as well as exemplary behaviour at another huge Ipswich Cup race meeting on Saturday. While there were a handful of issues as you would expect among 20,000 people across the course, police and security feedback was overwhelmingly positive in relation to behaviour. First-time interstate visitors to the track were astounded at the number of people along the rail on both sides of the track all the way down the straight....

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International interest in Ipswich Cup Day

International interest in Ipswich Cup Day

THE focus of the Queensland Racing Winter Carnival moves to Ipswich on Saturday for the running of the famous and historic Ipswich Cup. Ipswich was the holder of the first official race meeting in Queensland way back in 1859. The city continues today to be nationally, and internationally recognised for the time-honoured Ipswich Cup meeting. In the past three years, we have seen the first female rider to win an Ipswich Cup when Tegan Harrison won aboard Brave Ali in 2014,...

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Hot jockey battle at Bundamba

Hot jockey battle at Bundamba

FORMER South African jockeys Jeff Lloyd and Rob Fradd collected wins at Ipswich last Wednesday in the final meeting prior to the Ipswich Cup. Sitting second and third on the Premiership ladder behind 10 time winner Jim Byrne, Fradd collected a victory aboard Matthew Dunn’s Divine Unicorn. Lloyd scored a winning double. His wins were aboard the impressive well-backed winner Darktown Strutter for Kelly Schweida, and Blooming Tycoon, for Ian Livingstone. Byrne retained a...

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Qld record achieved in Ipswich

Qld record achieved in Ipswich

FORMER globetrotting and South African jockey Jeff Lloyd claimed a major milestone in Ipswich. On a day when officials were scrambling to find the last 11 race card on a bumper Wednesday at Bundamba, Ipswich was in the racing headlines across the country as the host of a Queensland record-breaking day for Lloyd. Lloyd collected a winning treble. With the third of those wins, he claimed a Queensland record for the most winners in a season for a jockey, with still two months...

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Why ‘delicate’ decision was made to abandon Ipswich meeting

Why ‘delicate’ decision was made to abandon Ipswich meeting

IT was difficult for many punters to understand that the Ipswich races were abandoned on Friday after just 11 millimetres of rain up until 6am that morning. However, that was the decision taken by the Chairman of Stewards for the day, Chris Albrecht, of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC). In Albrecht’s opinion, the state of the track would not have allowed any more than one race on the day, and that first race would have only been run if there was no...

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Steamin to success in Ipswich

Steamin to success in Ipswich

FORMER Ipswich premier trainers enjoyed a trifecta of wins as the Queensland Winter Carnival moves into top gear. Among the winning trainers at Ipswich’s Wednesday meeting was Matt Dunn from Murwillumbah. He’s the only interstate trainer to win an Ipswich Premiership. Dunn’s winner was Steamin’ with Ronnie Stewart aboard. The five-year-old had not won since 2015 and had failed to place for a year. Previously trained by Marc Conners at Warwick Farm,...

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