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2019 year in review

2019 year in review

As the Club slows down for the Christmas break it can report some highs and lows both on and off the track. From a racing perspective, the track came under scrutiny earlier in the year following a hot and dry summer. Queensland tracks were criticized for being too hard and fast however under the expert guidance from track manager Sean Tou, Ipswich was able to provide industry participants with a good 4 or soft 5 rating for much of January. However, the heavy irrigation...

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Infrastructure Works Delay – No Effect on Racing Return

Infrastructure Works Delay – No Effect on Racing Return

The overall infrastructure project has again been delayed from originally proposed starting dates however, there is little impact on the key operational requirements of the Ipswich Turf Club. Works on the course proper for improvements with the irrigation and drainage continue to go to plan although little activity has occurred with the off-course works being conducted by Racing Queensland. Although very visible, the new Member’s Race day Lounge and Function Centre is still...

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1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

The Queensland racing industry will donate more than $50,000 to drought-relief after staging the ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign over the weekend. In total, $52,600 will be donated to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund after Racing Queensland announced it would donate $1000 every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth won a race on Saturday and Sunday. The nation’s biggest betting operators – Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy – agreed to match RQ’s...

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Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

The nation’s biggest betting operators have rallied behind this week’s ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign to assist drought-relief by agreeing to match Racing Queensland’s contribution dollar for dollar. Earlier this week, RQ announced it would donate $1000 to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth wins a race across this weekend. Following Monday’s announcement, Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy have all...

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Time to party

Time to party

Not great; make it epic Hosting a party can be tough and we often get asked how do you make a great party a celebration not to be forgotten. There are many factors involved but one recommendation is planning. Planning Early planning is the key. Decide what type of function you want to host and seek several quotes and availability from venues. You may also want to book in a time to view the venue. But it doesn’t stop with the booking. If you have an event within three months...

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