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Wednesday 18 Oct meeting abandoned

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Wednesday 18 Oct  meeting abandoned

The Ipswich Turf Club race meeting on Wednesday 18 October has been abandoned following an inspection of the track by QRIC stewards. At the conclusion of the inspection, stewards determined that there is no likelihood of the track being suitable for racing on Wednesday & further, that there is no potential for it to improve to the extent that it could be raced on within the next 2-3 days. RQ did consider the rescheduling of the meeting to a later date but following consultation with the Australian Trainers Association & given the...

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Spring raceday delivers the goods

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Spring raceday delivers the goods

Free for a Year winner Kimberley Leonard was overwhelmed with the prize her family walked away with following the City of Ipswich Spring Cup Raceday last month. The Basin Pocket family was mid water slide when Kimberley’s name was called and she made a dash to the enclosure to claim the prize. “I couldn’t believe it when I heard my name,” Kimberley said. “I had to ask a few people if I had heard correctly.” Kimberley had finished work for the day and looking for some family-friendly entertainment headed to the Club with her family husband...

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Lloyd closes premiership gap

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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 Tony Gollan the first of a winning double at Ipswich as he later moved...

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Check out $201 winner at Ipswich track

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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 Ipswich, which was her first career start back in March of this year....

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Ipswich to open its doors

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Ipswich to open its doors

FROM tomorrow (6 October) the Ipswich Turf Club will open its gates free of charge for midweek meetings. Following the recent AGM, the Committee made the decision to trial free entry for all midweek race meetings at Ipswich. The Club’s re-elected chairman Wayne Patch said the decision was in line with industry trends. “Our core business comes from trade during our midweek meetings,” said Mr Patch. “We want patrons to come and enjoy the entertainment of live racing without barriers such as gate fees. “At this stage, the free entry is a trial,...

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Wonder-ful victory at Ipswich

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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 promising apprentice was perhaps the key to an Ipswich win, dropping the...

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Ipswich Turf Club AGM results

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Ipswich Turf Club AGM results

The Ipswich Turf Club has ended the 2016/17 year with positive results despite the racing program shifting to accommodate the woes of racing in Brisbane. According to Chairman Wayne Patch the Annual Report shows a significant achievement although ongoing economic and external pressures continue to impact many aspects of the Club’s business model. “The 2016/17 Financial Year was in line with budget forecasts and corporate objectives across the various facets of the Club’s activities. “Research has shown when Ipswich conducts Friday meetings it...

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Charlie Boy, what a top run

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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 overcame Frespanol, who is part-owned by ITC member Kenny Auld. The...

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Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

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Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

IF the feedback from Ipswich’s latest race meeting is any indication, the city is in the proverbial box seat to secure another metropolitan Saturday program. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching was delighted with the response he received from trainers, jockeys and owners at Saturday’s City of Ipswich Spring Cup meeting at Bundamba.   It was the first time since 1991, outside the annual Ipswich Cup meetings, that the turf club hosted a major metropolitan card on a Saturday. Although just under 2000 people...

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Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

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Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

WHEN Australia’s leading horse trainer enters two runners in a high class field, a quality race program is assured. However, Chris Waller’s interest is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg at Saturday’s rare metropolitan race meeting being run in Ipswich. The mastermind behind racing superstar Winx has accepted Vassal and Loving Home in the Stayers Cup open handicap (2150m) at Bundamba. Both imports are from Great Britain, where they enjoyed maiden success before continuing their winning progress in Sydney. Early favourite...

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