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No sweating on heat policy

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No sweating on heat policy

SATURDAY’S Magic Millions raceday at the Gold Coast again corresponded with an Ipswich Provincial meeting which has been the case for much of the past two decades. As the holiday season is still in place and the Brisbane Racetrack looks for somewhat of a break, Ipswich is allocated the meeting to play a part in the program. As is often the case at this time of the year in Ipswich, the temperature is high and it was no different on Saturday. The forecast temperature for Saturday in Ipswich continued to climb throughout the week according...

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Bayliss boys in Group 1 company

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Bayliss boys in Group 1 company

THE Ipswich-raised Bayliss family now have two Group 1 winners in the clan after Jake Bayliss claimed the Ellerslie Group 1 Railway Stakes in New Zealand last week. Four-year-old mare Volpe Veloce made it 10 wins from 13 career starts in giving Jake Bayliss his first Group 1 win of a relatively short career. Jake only became a senior rider in the current season and is pushing towards a career total of 200 wins. Jake’s father Jamie had the foresight to take he and his brother Regan to Melbourne to further their promising jockey careers...

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Grandview to continue Ipswich Turf Club sponsorship

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Grandview to continue Ipswich Turf Club sponsorship

Grandview Stud has renewed its sponsorship with the Ipswich Turf Club (ITC) following a successful first year. “We partnered with the Queensland stud in 2017 and are thrilled to welcome them back to the ITC stable this year,” Ipswich Turf Club General Manager and Club Secretary Brett Kitching said. “We pride ourselves on presenting quality facilities and experienced staff, something Grandview Stud also strive for. “Our barrier attendants proudly wear the sponsored jackets, not only promoting the Stud but ensuring we have a well-presented team...

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How Tiffani finished her year On a High

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How Tiffani finished her year On a High

APPRENTICE jockey Tiffani Brooker ended 2017 at Ipswich with a win in what has become a breakthrough year for her. On a heavy track last Wednesday, Brooker rode On a High for Toowoomba trainer John Dann to collect her fifth Ipswich win of the season. In calendar year 2017, Brooker has collected the Ipswich Premier Apprentice Jockey award, ridden almost 20 winners at Ipswich, and secured a listed race winning double. On Ipswich Cup Day, she was a late riding change for Monsieur Gustave in the historic listed Eye Liner Stakes. The continually...

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How Ipswich became a centre of rich emotion

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How Ipswich became a centre of rich emotion

AS another year of drama and spine-tingling achievements comes to a close, QT sports editor David Lems takes an “A-Z” look at some of the highlights and amazing feats in Ipswich sport. A: acknowledges Ali, Ash and Archie. They are World Cup-winning rugby league player Ali Brigginshaw, international tennis ace Ash Barty and two-time world champion Archie Graham. Ali showed she was the best women’s rugby league player in the world with her efforts setting up Australia’s unbeaten road to glory. Ash climbed into 17th spot...

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a safe festive Christmas and New Year. We are business as usual during the festive season, closed for the public holidays and open for raceday on the 27th December. Thank you for your support this year and we hope to see you at the track in 2018! Best wishes from the team, Ipswich Turf...

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Bluey’s deserved win at Bundamba

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Bluey’s deserved win at Bundamba

LONG-term Ipswich trainer Andrew “Bluey” Cowell collected a rare home win with seven-year-old gelding Godwood in the last race of the day at Ipswich on Friday. At start number 53, the winner was ridden a treat by Scott Galloway who sat quietly early in a fast run staying test. Godwood came from 10 lengths behind at the top bend, before he pounced at the 200 metre mark to win by a couple of lengths running away. A number of punters were happy with the win of the local horse at $17 after being supported at much longer odds in the lead-up...

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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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