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Ipswich racing opens its gates

Ipswich racing opens its gates

The Ipswich Turf Club will open the gates to the public for the first time since October this weekend. Hosting the Saturday metropolitan meeting including the Listed Eye Liner Stakes and Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic, the Club will host up to 1500 patrons under Covid restrictions. Members and race day owners can pre-register their attendance and purchase a hospitality package for $35 per person. Tickets are allocated on a first in, first served until all tickets are...

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ITC COVID-19 Update

ITC COVID-19 Update

The Ipswich Turf Club welcomes the step towards members, owners and the general public returning to the track as part of the Racing Queensland Covid-19 Safe Plan by Queensland Health, however, has concerns given the Club’s current accessibility. Chairman Wayne Patch said it was currently impractical under remaining restrictions and a partial construction zone to open to 20 patrons and that the Club will delay opening further until stage three. “It’s unmanageable to have any...

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It’s a very different Cup Day for Ipswich Turf Club this year

It’s a very different Cup Day for Ipswich Turf Club this year

Usually at this time of year, Ipswich Turf Club manager Brett Kitching and his team would be run off their feet putting on the city’s biggest social event, the Ipswich Cup race day. This year’s event – which would have been run on Saturday, 13 June – was called off as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and tough social restrictions came into force. Despite what looked at the time to be a major financial setback, the proud club has since galloped ahead as the industry and...

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Solid half year for Qld Racing

Solid half year for Qld Racing

Racing Queensland has unveiled its first half results for the 2019/20 financial year with solid progress being realised across the industry. With RQ committed to providing increased transparency, the results can be viewed at www.racingqueensland.com.au, with the organisation publishing the data in its Key Objectives dashboard on a quarterly basis. Highlights from the year-to-date include: Healthy revenue growth (+25.6% to $139.4m);A large increase in returns to participants...

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Ipswich Cup to mark 150th anniversary in 2016

Ipswich Cup to mark 150th anniversary in 2016

TAKE YOUR BARRIERS, the Ipswich Cup will mark its 150th anniversary later this year. 2016 is the 150 year anniversary of the 1866 Ipswich Cup (for Christmas Races Handicap) won by Jibboom at the Grange Racecourse at Raceview. The Ipswich community will be galloping to secure their place, with tickets to the prestige racing event on Saturday, June 18 now on sale via www.ipswichturfclub.com.au. Ipswich Turf Club General Manager Brett Kitching says there’s a strong racing...

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