The Ipswich Turf Club has paid tribute to its past and opened the Ipswich Racing Museum. Ipswich has a rich history of racing dating back to the 1840s and it is important to acknowledge the impact horse racing has had on the community.
Housed in an old tote building that the Club built back in 1950, the Museum provides the community with a timeline of racing in the region, including some of the great names of the industry.
Horses such as Tulloch and Fitzgrafton; jockeys including Mick Dittman and Noel “Digger” McGrowdie and families including the Krugers have all had an influence on the Ipswich racing industry.
By 1861 the great mare Zoe helped stamp the Ipswich racing scene by winning the Australian Champion Sweepstakes and then going on to be crowned the Australian Horse of the Year.
Read more about the wonderful racing history below and drop in for a visit of the Ipswich Racing Museum.