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Infield access affected as additional race added to Ipswich Cup Day 2017

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Infield access affected as additional race added to Ipswich Cup Day 2017

An additional race has been added to the program for Saturday’s Channel 7 Ipswich Cup day. The first race is now scheduled for 11.40am, meaning access to the infield will not be permitted between 11.30am and 11.45am. We ask that infield patrons take this into account when making their travel arrangements to the venue. Gates open from 10am, with beverage service from 11am. We highly recommend patrons plan to arrive a little earlier than normal to account for this earlier start. XXXX Summer Infield tickets are on sale until 5pm Friday 16...

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International interest in Ipswich Cup Day

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International interest in Ipswich Cup Day

THE focus of the Queensland Racing Winter Carnival moves to Ipswich on Saturday for the running of the famous and historic Ipswich Cup. Ipswich was the holder of the first official race meeting in Queensland way back in 1859. The city continues today to be nationally, and internationally recognised for the time-honoured Ipswich Cup meeting. In the past three years, we have seen the first female rider to win an Ipswich Cup when Tegan Harrison won aboard Brave Ali in 2014, followed by European imports Danchai for trainer Chris Waller in 2015,...

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Ipswich Cup Tickets: Update

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Ipswich Cup Tickets: Update

Here’s the latest information regarding tickets for the 2017 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup, Saturday 17 June. Tickets available: General Admission (collect before Saturday 17 June and save $5 per ticket). 1866 PIMM’S on the Green Lazy Bear Beach Party XXXX Summer infield marquee How to get tickets: Please note: online ticket ordering has now ceased.  Tickets must be purchased and collected from the Ipswich Turf Club office by 5pm Friday 16 June.  Access the office via TL Cooney Avenue, Bundamba. XXXX Summer infield marquee tickets can be...

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Hot jockey battle at Bundamba

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Hot jockey battle at Bundamba

FORMER South African jockeys Jeff Lloyd and Rob Fradd collected wins at Ipswich last Wednesday in the final meeting prior to the Ipswich Cup. Sitting second and third on the Premiership ladder behind 10 time winner Jim Byrne, Fradd collected a victory aboard Matthew Dunn’s Divine Unicorn. Lloyd scored a winning double. His wins were aboard the impressive well-backed winner Darktown Strutter for Kelly Schweida, and Blooming Tycoon, for Ian Livingstone. Byrne retained a good lead at the top of the Premiership ladder after winning aboard...

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Qld record achieved in Ipswich

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Qld record achieved in Ipswich

FORMER globetrotting and South African jockey Jeff Lloyd claimed a major milestone in Ipswich. On a day when officials were scrambling to find the last 11 race card on a bumper Wednesday at Bundamba, Ipswich was in the racing headlines across the country as the host of a Queensland record-breaking day for Lloyd. Lloyd collected a winning treble. With the third of those wins, he claimed a Queensland record for the most winners in a season for a jockey, with still two months of the season remaining. Lloyd overtook the mark set by Chris Munce...

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Why ‘delicate’ decision was made to abandon Ipswich meeting

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Why ‘delicate’ decision was made to abandon Ipswich meeting

IT was difficult for many punters to understand that the Ipswich races were abandoned on Friday after just 11 millimetres of rain up until 6am that morning. However, that was the decision taken by the Chairman of Stewards for the day, Chris Albrecht, of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC). In Albrecht’s opinion, the state of the track would not have allowed any more than one race on the day, and that first race would have only been run if there was no more rain up to that point. The part of the track that would have been...

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Steamin to success in Ipswich

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Steamin to success in Ipswich

FORMER Ipswich premier trainers enjoyed a trifecta of wins as the Queensland Winter Carnival moves into top gear. Among the winning trainers at Ipswich’s Wednesday meeting was Matt Dunn from Murwillumbah. He’s the only interstate trainer to win an Ipswich Premiership. Dunn’s winner was Steamin’ with Ronnie Stewart aboard. The five-year-old had not won since 2015 and had failed to place for a year. Previously trained by Marc Conners at Warwick Farm, Steamin’ transferred to Dunn a few months ago. Despite missing a...

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Strong show of racing support

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Strong show of racing support

SATURDAY’S racing at Bundamba completed a big week for the Ipswich Turf Club following the successful Labour Day meeting last Monday. A total of 5500 people made their way through the Ipswich Turf Club gates in a strong show of support for the historic race club. As well as the foot racers coming from all around South East Queensland for the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Legs day, win- ning trainers came from around the south east corner. Eagle Farm and Sunshine Coast trainers shared the honours with three winners each. Toowoomba and Gold...

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Ipswich defies holiday trend

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Ipswich defies holiday trend

WHILE most provincial and metropolitan racetracks are doing all they can to cease with public holiday meetings, Labour Day at Ipswich continues to be a shining example of community involvement. The generosity of the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division, combined with a bumper race card on the public holiday today, again ensured that thousands enjoyed themselves trackside. It was hard not to enjoy as superb autumn weather combined with great racing and free entertainment for the family creating a relaxing and colourful day for all. The large...

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Ipswich home track delight

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Ipswich home track delight

IPSWICH trainer Malcolm Reynolds claimed a rare win on his home track with two-year-old gelding Our Kingsman. Outsider Our Kingsman won comfortably last Wednesday after showing promise first time out at the races two weeks ago with a fourth placing at Ipswich. Despite that good first-up run, Our Kingsman was at remarkably long odds of $101, on fixed odds with Ubet. The gelding paid a juicy $96 on the tote. Ridden by Beau Appo at his only ride for the day, Our Kingsman did it tough from barrier 11 travelling wide until finally finding the...

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