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Top hoops battling for honours

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Top hoops battling for honours

JOCKEY Robbie Fradd didn’t need long to reclaim a clear lead in the Ipswich Jockeys Premiership. He won aboard Complicit in the first race of the day at Ipswich last Friday. Three-year-old Complicit is trained by Matt Dunn at Murwillumbah. Complicit is by boom sire Snitzel. The owners of this galloper are high profile as well – China Horse Club Racing and the Vinery Stud. Complicit was well favoured in the betting at $2.80 before coming home with a booming run late to catch the $2.10 favourite Ellersley on the line. The step up to...

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Top class performers in Ipswich

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Top class performers in Ipswich

APPRENTICE jockey Matt McGillivray continued his rise to prominence in Ipswich with a winning double at last Wednesday’s Metropolitan race meeting. McGillivray’s wins were aboard Double Superlative for trainer Kelly Schweida and Tay Swift for Liam Birchley. These wins gave McGillivray three for the season to be the highest placed apprentice on the Ipswich jockey’s ladder. It was a day of wins to high profile trainers and jockeys with almost a who’s who of racing in Queensland visiting the winner’s stalls during...

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Spring into racing at Ipswich

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Spring into racing at Ipswich

CHECK OUT THE EVENT PAGE – CLICK HERE To celebrate the Ipswich Turf Club securing a prime Saturday raceday this Spring, we’re throwing open the gates and inviting the whole family! The City of Ipswich Spring Cup kicks off on Saturday 23 September with racing trackside and heaps of activities for the kids plus it’s FREE entry. General Manager Brett Kitching said it was set to be the second biggest raceday on the Ipswich calendar after the hugely successful Ipswich Cup. “It’ll be a huge day trackside with over $570,000 in prizemoney on...

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Premier trainer strikes early

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Premier trainer strikes early

MULTIPLE Ipswich Trainer’s Premiership winner Robert Heathcote collected his second victory at Ipswich for the current season at the August Metropolitan Wednesday meeting. The win of Shoneck Affair, which was ridden by Ronnie Stewart, gave Heathcote two winners at Ipswich for the first month of the season – a strike rate which would just about win the premiership if maintained across the year. Heathcote had great success at Ipswich a few years ago starting the run of multi-million dollar winning galloper and five-time Queensland...

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Women lead way in Ipswich

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Women lead way in Ipswich

A FEW prominent females were in the headlines at Ipswich last Friday. Former dual Ipswich Premier Apprentice Tegan Harrison collected her second win of the new season aboard the Mario Caltabiano trained Scoutabout in the third race. After a close-up second at Ipswich last time, the Gold Coast-based Scoutabout collected his first Ipswich win despite three placings from five previous visits to the track. Scoutabout gave course caller David Fowler his third straight winning tip. However it was all downhill after that for the popular caller who...

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Trainer’s top Ipswich record

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Trainer’s top Ipswich record

JACOBS Well based trainer Bevan Laming continued his impressive strike rate at Ipswich with a win from his only starter for the day. Ridden by apprentice Sally Sweeney, Don’t Play Around had a short margin to spare on the line over Oakey visitor Duble Meaning, for trainer Bradley Hudson. Don’t Play Around collected her third career win last Friday, although surprisingly for a runner from the Laming stable, it was the first from three tries at Ipswich. The secret according to the trainer was the softer racing surface on Friday,...

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Trainer’s twin Ipswich success

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Trainer’s twin Ipswich success

TOOWOOMBA trainer John Zielke had a day out at Ipswich racetrack last Friday as he collected a winning double from just two starters. Additionally, a multi bet fixed price all-up on the pair of winners returned around 50-1. Zielke caps his stable at a relatively small number of 20 gallopers and has enjoyed some decent success over the years especially with former top juvenile Our Civic Hope and Flemington Stakes winner Kengrande. The first of Zielke’s winners was Queen Consort in the third race with Luke Dittman aboard. It was just the...

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Ipswich’s premier performers

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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 premiership win at Ipswich including three apprentice’s awards earlier...

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Orman joining top company

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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 year as a senior rider. That left Orman in good company equal with...

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Tiffani the top apprentice

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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 respectively worthwhile for the trainer and jockey. The two winners for...

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