Jockey back in sparkling form after fall

Jockey back in sparkling form after fall

APPRENTICE jockey Jed Hodge collected a win aboard Animal Instinct at Ipswich’s Friday meeting to give Beaudesert a win among regional winners from across South East Queensland. Animal Instinct won his maiden for trainer Greg Cornish at his fourth career start as other winners on the day came from Toowoomba to the Gold Coast. There were two Brisbane winners as well as Les Ross produced Red Colour to win with Brad Stewart aboard and My Delilah won for trainer Barry...

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Jockey’s treble, trainer’s double sets pace

Jockey’s treble, trainer’s double sets pace

SUNSHINE Coast trainer David Vandyke collected a winning double at the first Queensland meeting for the new season at Ipswich. Vandyke’s two winners last Wednesday were Hold the Line and The Mechanic, both of whom were ridden by Queensland’s leading jockey Jeff Lloyd. Since winning the Ipswich Cup with Maurus and his first Queensland Metropolitan winner on that day in 2016, Vandyke has been a strong supporter of Ipswich racing. He has taken the lead in the...

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Overseas jockey on trail of success in Qld

Overseas jockey on trail of success in Qld

AFTER a long haul trip, former champion Zimbabwean jockey Mark Du Plessis announced himself at Ipswich with a winning double. Du Plessis originally made a name for himself as the champion apprentice in Zimbabwe in the mid 1990’s, followed by a number of years as a senior rider. He first became Zimbabwean champion jockey just prior to the turn of the millennium. Du Plessis then embarked on riding stints around the world, including Hong Kong and New Zealand. His...

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Apprentice joins the big name winners

Apprentice joins the big name winners

NEIGHBOURING training centre Beaudesert collected a win with the Greg Cornish-trained Charlie Cat at the latest Ipswich racetrack meeting. It was the seven year old’s first start at Ipswich and apprentice Jed Hodge guided Charlie Cat home for his sixth career win while pushing his career prizemoney tally over $100,000. Hodge was the only apprentice to collect a win on Friday as the senior riders made the play for most of the day. The Beaudesert racing fraternity has...

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Favourite punters have big day out

Favourite punters have big day out

GOLDEN Sheaf’s win in the first race launched a stellar day for favourite punters at last week’s metropolitan race meeting at Ipswich. With jockey Micheal Hellyer aboard, Golden Sheaf gave favourite backers plenty to cheer about. Six of the seven races on last Wednesday’s card were won by the top pick. Golden Sheaf is trained by David Vandyke and was the first leg of a winning training double at $2.50. The second leg was $1.30 favourite Asharani, which was...

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