Famous Cummings family appreciate fine history

Famous Cummings family appreciate fine history

FROM one of Australia’s most successful racing dynasties, Anthony Cummings had an extra reason to enjoy yesterday’s visit to Ipswich. He appreciated the effort that has gone into building an Ipswich Racing Museum at the Ipswich Turf Club. “Dad (legendary Melbourne ‘Cups King’ Bart) left all his trophies to the VRC (Victorian Racing Club) and they set them up in the museum at Flemington,” Anthony said. “Racing does have a rich...

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Proud history; Exciting future

Proud history; Exciting future

The Ipswich Turf Club has paid tribute to its past today by opening the Ipswich Racing Museum. Officially opened by the CEO of Racing Queensland Brendan Parnell, the Ipswich Racing Museum provides a timeline dating back to the 1840s. Ipswich Turf Club chairman Wayne Patch said it was 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 now provides the community with a...

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Stakeholder consultation true position

Stakeholder consultation true position

It’s going to be a bumper weekend at the Ipswich Turf Club with 250 nominations set for the two racedays. Following consultation with stakeholders and with favourable weather conditions in order, the rail will be in a true position for both days. Track supervisor Sean Tou said the decision was made following feedback from jockeys and trainers. “We are expecting ideal conditions and with only six weeks until the Ipswich Cup we want to give the inside pad a good gallop on.”...

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Update on Ipswich track improvements

Update on Ipswich track improvements

The Ipswich Turf Club has begun a lengthy project to restore and rejuvenate the course proper. General Manager Brett Kitching said the project was necessary following the last major track works were back in 2014. “The surface cushion was eliminated and it is vital to improve the track profile by returning a degree of cushion to maintain a top-quality racing surface,” Mr Kitching said. “In partnership with Racing Queensland, our aim is that by 2022 the course proper racing...

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SEQ Program Changes

SEQ Program Changes

Following consultation with the Australians Trainers Association and clubs, RQ confirms that there has been changes made to the racing schedule in SEQ on Wednesday 11 April and Friday 13 April. The changes have been made to provide the track at Doomben with a three week break from racing leading into its important Winter Carnival commitments. The changes are: Wednesday 11 April – was Brisbane RC at Doomben, but is now Ipswich TC. The venue change has necessitated the...

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