Hard Evidence big race day was a winner

Hard Evidence big race day was a winner

BEAUDESERT trainer Bob Mahon was thrilled to collect the quinella in the first race of a large and late finishing 10 race card at Ipswich last Wednesday. Mahon only had two runners for the day, Hard Evidence and Match Day, both in the first race. Although on the third and fourth lines of betting at $5 and $7 respectively, the pair secured the quinella. This quinella meant that the great bulk of the $20,000 purse went back to Beaudesert and a great start to the day was made...

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Controversial track decision with no rain in sight

Controversial track decision with no rain in sight

MANY people were left questioning the abandonment of Friday’s meeting at the Ipswich Turf Club. This was especially so early on Friday as there had been no rain since 6.30pm the previous evening. After 60 millimetres of rain, predominantly in the hour after 4.45pm on Thursday afternoon, racing on Friday was considered a slim chance. However, at the track inspection on Friday at 5am, the usual suspect areas of the 1666m and 1350m chutes were in reasonable condition and...

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Race on for Ipswich jockey’s crown

Race on for Ipswich jockey’s crown

FORMER globetrotting jockey Jeff Lloyd collected his 13thwinner for the season at Ipswich when Truculent won the QT Cannonball heat for Sunshine Coast trainer Gary Duncan. On a big day of quality racing, there were nine races including the Listed Keith Noud Handicap with $260,000 of prize money up for grabs. The track last Wednesday started with a soft 7 rating but was upgraded under bright sunshine following an absence of rain to a perfect soft 5 for the latter half of the...

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Top race switched to Ipswich track

Top race switched to Ipswich track

AFTER the rain-enforced cancellation of half of the Doomben card on Saturday, Racing Queensland has rescheduled the listed Keith Noud Handicap to Ipswich on Wednesday. This is a $100,000 listed race and an important lead in to the Queensland summer carnival. The race is a welcome addition to Ipswich, resulting in a nine race card of $260,000 prize money. This will be the only black type listed race run at Ipswich across the year apart from Cup Day, which has the listed...

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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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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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