Ipswich club to the rescue

Ipswich club to the rescue

AFTER a heavy workload it was decided by Racing Queensland to give the Doomben track a three-week rest leading into the Winter Carnival, which includes five consecutive Group 1 meetings. This necessitated a change of the programmed Ipswich meeting from this Friday to Wednesday at very late notice. Beaudesert took up the Friday meeting and Racing Queensland were grateful to each club for assisting the industry out of a difficult situation. The Ipswich meeting has received...

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Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

Ipswich to bid for more metropolitan meets

IF the feedback from Ipswich’s latest race meeting is any indication, the city is in the proverbial box seat to secure another metropolitan Saturday program. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching was delighted with the response he received from trainers, jockeys and owners at Saturday’s City of Ipswich Spring Cup meeting at Bundamba.   It was the first time since 1991, outside the annual Ipswich Cup meetings, that the turf club hosted a major...

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Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

Winx trainer eyes success in Ipswich

WHEN Australia’s leading horse trainer enters two runners in a high class field, a quality race program is assured. However, Chris Waller’s interest is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg at Saturday’s rare metropolitan race meeting being run in Ipswich. The mastermind behind racing superstar Winx has accepted Vassal and Loving Home in the Stayers Cup open handicap (2150m) at Bundamba. Both imports are from Great Britain, where they enjoyed maiden...

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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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