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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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Jockeys enjoy double success at Bundamba

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Jockeys enjoy double success at Bundamba

TWO male jockeys completed winning doubles in strong fields across the seven race card at Ipswich on Friday. Robbie Fradd, Jeff Lloyd, Micheal Hellyer, Brad Stewart and Matt McGillivray were winners. Stewart and McGillivray enjoyed two successes each. Stewart moved to 10 season winners at Ipswich with victories aboard Scandals for Gatton trainer Caroline Allardyce and Brocson for Deagon’s Michael Lakey. This pair were at relatively long odds and an all up on both would have returned $200 for $1. Brocson has collected two of his three...

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Breakthrough win in Ipswich

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Breakthrough win in Ipswich

THE open maiden plate at Ipswich on Friday was dominated by the surname Thomas as King Drabadore broke his long run of outs. Part owned by Mrs K. Thomas, trained by Trevor Thomas on the Sunshine Coast and ridden by former NSW jockey Nathan Thomas, King Drabadore scored in the second race. King Drabadore was having his 14th career start and the $9100 first prize more than doubled his prior career earnings from those 13 winless visits to the races. The four-year-old gelding had his first two race starts at Doomben in December 2014. Since then,...

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Ipswich Cup winner up with the best

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Ipswich Cup winner up with the best

AFTER his first Ipswich Cup victory three weeks ago with Victorian trained Self Sense, jockey Michael Cahill continued his good run of form last Friday at Bundamba. For the third consecutive meeting, former Ipswich Premier jockey Cahill collected another win with the Liam Birchley-trained Real Ganador. This was the three-year-old’s first start at Ipswich and first win from six career starts. It was Cahill’s 13th winner for the season at Ipswich although he is a long way behind Premiership leader Jim Byrne with four meetings left....

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Jockey’s terrific comeback at Ipswich

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Jockey’s terrific comeback at Ipswich

APPRENTICE jockey Matt McGillivray showed he had recovered well from a recent incident at Ipswich in recording a win aboard Jexerlent in Friday’s three-year-old maiden. The gelding was having his ninth race start and won after a frustrating run of near misses placing four out of his eight previous starts. Connections, including trainer Chris Munce, were well pleased with the win. Munce has forged somewhat of an affiliation with the Ipswich racetrack. Munce won two Ipswich Jockey’s Premierships either side of collecting wins in the...

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