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Hanly dedicated to the community

Hanly dedicated to the community

Ipswich Turf Club committee member Denise Hanly was recognised with Australia Day honours and awarded an Order of Australia Medal last week. Denise was the first female in the club’s 160-year history to be voted onto the committee and her appointment made history. She is one of Ipswich’s most loyal volunteers having given back to the community since the 1980s. Her love for volunteering started when working with Telecom and through her involvement in youth employment and...

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Queenslanders awarded OAMs

Queenslanders awarded OAMs

Queensland racing identities Neville Bell, John McCoy and Denise Hanly have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours with the trio each awarded an Order of Australia Medal. The Queenslanders were acknowledged for their service to the racing industry and respective communities over a number of years. Bell has been the Brisbane Racing Club Chairman since 2012, and was an original member of the board when the Queensland Turf Club and Brisbane Turf Club merged in...

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Denise honoured with OAM

Denise honoured with OAM

Ipswich community volunteer and Ipswich Turf Club committee member Denise Hanly has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Ipswich. Read more in The Queensland Times – click here

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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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