Cup Day keeps Ipswich racing ahead

Cup Day keeps Ipswich racing ahead

PERFECT weather, a huge crowd, a quality racing surface and strong fields combined to ensure a terrific Ipswich Cup Day at the Ipswich Racetrack on Saturday. The community of Ipswich again displayed excellent behaviour in another show of spirit and pride in our city. Queensland Police Service again confirmed a minimum of incidents with just two arrests across the course on the day. Premiership leading trainer Tony Gollan collected a double of wins to claim training honours...

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Top Australian trainers eye Ipswich Cup Day

Top Australian trainers eye Ipswich Cup Day

STRONG fields are expected for Saturday’s Ipswich Cup Day program after nominations closed yesterday. A record number of 206 nominations for the day include famous training stables and Melbourne Cup winning names of Waterhouse, Weir, Waller, Laxon and Freedman. Highest rated in the Ipswich Cup is million dollar winner Ecuador, from the Waterhouse and Bott stable. Lucky Hussler, the winner of $2.1 million in prize money and three Group 1 races for Darren Weir, is the...

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Ipswich track master in top form

Ipswich track master in top form

VETERAN jockey Jeff Lloyd has been in scintillating form in recent times, showing why he continues to hold a lead in the Ipswich Premiership. Lloyd’s lead was maintained last Wednesday as the premier hoop rode odds-on favourite Banner Season for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees to victory in the three-year-old handicap. This race at Ipswich has served as a lead-up in recent seasons for the major three-year-old races during the carnival. It will be fascinating to follow the...

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Rare race day with spoils widely shared

Rare race day with spoils widely shared

SEVEN individual winning jockeys and trainers shared in the success on last Friday’s seven-race Ipswich card. That is a rare occurrence these days. Generally, there will be multiple race-winning trainers or jockeys at Ipswich. However, at the latest meeting, Brisbane based gallopers took the majority share of success. Sir Rotheway kicked off the card winning for Toowoomba trainer Rochelle Smith with Ronnie Stewart aboard prior to Yamazaki winning for Eagle...

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Valuable insights for turf club

Valuable insights for turf club

THE 37th Asian Racing Conference was held in Seoul last week and there were some positive insights delivered into thoroughbred racing. Importantly, the point was made that Asia is the strongly emerging region of the world as we enter the so called “Asian Centuryโ€. Racing authorities in the Asian region were invited to capitalise on this growth and to make the most of the growing entertainment and leisure needs as the region strengthens financially and the population...

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