Crack Me Up wins Qld Horse of the Year

Crack Me Up wins Qld Horse of the Year

Queensland thoroughbred participants have joined to celebrate the 2017/18 racing season at the 2018 UBET Queensland Thoroughbred Awards in Brisbane on Sunday night, with Tony Gollan, Jeff Lloyd and the Liam Birchley-trained Crack Me Up taking home the major awards. Gollan collected his fifth Queensland Trainer of the Year title, while Jeff Lloyd was declared the state’s best jockey, and Crack Me Up the 2018 UBET Queensland Thoroughbred of the Year. Magic Millions Managing...

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Ipswich Turf Club – Friday 2 November – Program Replaced

Ipswich Turf Club – Friday 2 November – Program Replaced

Brisbane RC @ Doomben – Wednesday 31 October – Race Date Relinquished RQ confirms that following consultation with Brisbane Racing Club the race meeting scheduled for Wednesday 31 October at Doomben has been relinquished. The decision has been made to reduce the workload on the Doomben racing surface leading into the venue’s important Summer Carnival commitments. To ensure that there remains a metropolitan (midweek status) meeting in SEQ in that week however, the...

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Turf club waits for dozer’s arrival for demolition

Turf club waits for dozer’s arrival for demolition

ONLY when the dozer rolls into the Ipswich Turf Club will its boss realise the long-awaited redevelopment works are truly under way. The State Government has allocated $13million to upgrade the Bundamba track. The grant, which comes from the Racing Queensland infrastructure fund, will finance a new state-of-the-art two-storey building to house jockey and steward rooms on the ground floor and a members’ lounge and function centre above. While minor works have been...

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Ipswich pays tribute to Kelso Wood

Ipswich pays tribute to Kelso Wood

Ipswich Turf Club has paid tribute to former Ipswich Cup winner Kelso Wood who died this week after a long battle with illness. The Group 1 winning trainer won the Ipswich Cup in 2002 with Awesome Weather when Arron Kennedy carried 53kg to win by a short neck. Wood officially retired from training after winning the 2150m Maiden Plate at the Club’s CFMEU Labour Day meeting with his training partner Patricia Gesler accepting the trophy. Larry Cassidy rode Delago Edition to...

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Groups get first look at renovated turf club terrace

Groups get first look at renovated turf club terrace

TODAY’S Ipswich race meeting at Bundamba will have a community flavour as the refurbished viewing terrace is used for the first time. With the former “pig pen” area closed under the Ipswich Turf Club’s multi-million dollar upgrade, the viewing terrace will become a prime location to watch the races. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching was pleased to see four functions being held at the club’s fifth Saturday meeting this year....

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