Ipswich’s premier performers

Ipswich’s premier performers

IPSWICH’S Premiership winners for the 2016/17 season were awarded by Ipswich Turf Club committeemen at Bundamba on Friday. For the third consecutive season, jockey Jim Byrne and trainer Tony Gollan collected the major prizes of premier jockey and premier trainer for the season ended July 31. Tiffani Brooker received the Premier Apprentice Jockey award, becoming the third female to receive it following Mandy Radecker and Tegan Harrison. It was Byrne’s 11th...

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Orman joining top company

Orman joining top company

JIM Orman has completed a smooth transition from apprentice to senior rider at the Ipswich track. Last season’s Ipswich Apprentice Jockey Premiership winner welcomed in the latest to win that title but not before riding a winner of his own at Bundamba on Wednesday. Orman streeted the field last season for the apprentice’s title with almost 30 winners. Last Wednesday, he rode his 12th and final winner for the 2017 season to give a decent return in his first full...

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Tiffani the top apprentice

Tiffani the top apprentice

APPRENTICE jockey Tiffani Brooker started the day with a winning double on Friday at the Ipswich racecourse. She only had the two rides for the day and managed a 100% strike rate for her visit. The two winners for the Toowoomba based hoop were Good Grab and Willowbrook Wonder, both prepared by Deagon trainer Darren Bell. Bell also picked up the training double in the first two races with his only two starters. This winning double made the trips from Deagon and Toowoomba...

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Jockeys enjoy double success at Bundamba

Jockeys enjoy double success at Bundamba

TWO male jockeys completed winning doubles in strong fields across the seven race card at Ipswich on Friday. Robbie Fradd, Jeff Lloyd, Micheal Hellyer, Brad Stewart and Matt McGillivray were winners. Stewart and McGillivray enjoyed two successes each. Stewart moved to 10 season winners at Ipswich with victories aboard Scandals for Gatton trainer Caroline Allardyce and Brocson for Deagon’s Michael Lakey. This pair were at relatively long odds and an all up on both...

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Breakthrough win in Ipswich

Breakthrough win in Ipswich

THE open maiden plate at Ipswich on Friday was dominated by the surname Thomas as King Drabadore broke his long run of outs. Part owned by Mrs K. Thomas, trained by Trevor Thomas on the Sunshine Coast and ridden by former NSW jockey Nathan Thomas, King Drabadore scored in the second race. King Drabadore was having his 14th career start and the $9100 first prize more than doubled his prior career earnings from those 13 winless visits to the races. The four-year-old gelding...

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Ipswich Cup winner up with the best

Ipswich Cup winner up with the best

AFTER his first Ipswich Cup victory three weeks ago with Victorian trained Self Sense, jockey Michael Cahill continued his good run of form last Friday at Bundamba. For the third consecutive meeting, former Ipswich Premier jockey Cahill collected another win with the Liam Birchley-trained Real Ganador. This was the three-year-old’s first start at Ipswich and first win from six career starts. It was Cahill’s 13th winner for the season at Ipswich although he is a...

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