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Race fields – Friday, 15 December

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Race fields – Friday, 15 December

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Hard Evidence big race day was a winner

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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 for three kilogram claiming apprentice jockeys who took out the...

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Controversial track decision with no rain in sight

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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 not the cause of the abandonment. The difference according to track...

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1 December meeting Abandoned

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1 December meeting Abandoned

Following QRIC track inspection Ipswich race meeting today ABANDONED due to state of track. We will host a phantom meeting for our booked function guests only.

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Race on for Ipswich jockey’s crown

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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 card. The stirring early season battle for jockey supremacy continued...

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Top race switched to Ipswich track

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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 races of Ipswich Cup, Eye Liner Stakes and Gai Waterhouse Classic. Trainer...

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Smart grey worth watching

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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 the first of the day, Jim Byrne rode favourite Solo Melody to victory...

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Ipswich’s elated links to Cup day victory

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Ipswich’s elated links to Cup day victory

HIGHLY regarded former teacher Murray Rogers is living the dream in retirement, capped by another memorable moment on Melbourne Cup day. As the Ipswich hockey umpire and long-time sports administrator enjoyed the sensational winning run, he hoped everyone that saw his tip collected a few extra dollars for Christmas. Rogers was still buzzing after diminutive five-year-old mare Ocean Embers powered home to win the Listed MSS Security Sprint late on Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup program. Rogers is one of four people in the “BERT”...

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Rare double for Stewart

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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 especially so with Enterprise Moss which started at $9.30. The roughest...

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Distant Changes – Wednesday 25 October 2017

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Distant Changes – Wednesday 25 October 2017

RQ confirms that following a track inspection & after consultation with QRIC, Australian Trainers Association & Ipswich Turf Club, there have been changes made to the distances of the following races at the Ipswich TC Race meeting on Wednesday 25 October: • Race 1 Maiden Plate, was 1700m is now 1550m • Race 2 QTIS 3YO Benchmark 65 Handicap, was 1700m is now 1550m • Race 3 Maiden Plate, was 1350m is now 1200m • Race 6 Class 4 Handicap, was 1350m is now 1200m • Race 9 Benchmark 65 Handicap, was 1700m is now 1550m The changes have been...

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