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Rising jockey challenging big guns

Rising jockey challenging big guns

JOCKEY Matt McGillivray showed in Ipswich why he is one of the rising talents of the Queensland riding ranks. At last Wednesday’s meeting, McGillivray managed to win with the Robert Heathcote trained Foxy Affair. A couple of seasons following completion of his apprenticeship, McGillivray continues to ride winners. In a stirring finish, there was just a nose margin as Foxy Affair nailed Courageous Rock on the line in the Landmark Leaders 1690 metres Class 4 Handicap....

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Premier trainer back in winning form

Premier trainer back in winning form

TONY Gollan, the Ipswich premier trainer for the past four seasons, took a while to do so but managed his first winner for the new season at Bundamba. Four-year-old mare Splitter was Gollan’s successful runner and Jim Byrne was in the saddle last Wednesday to collect a winning double for the day. Splitter has won twice at Ipswich and in total has had three career wins from 14 starts. Half of those career starts have been at Ipswich where the return has been the two...

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Trainer’s formula paying off

Trainer’s formula paying off

TRAINER Michael Lakey collected a rare Ipswich winning double at the latest race meeting at Bundamba. Based at Deagon north of Brisbane, Lakey takes the opportunity to gallop his horses on the nearby Sandgate beach in preparation for racing. The formula paid dividends on Friday. Lake has a stable of about 20 horses in work. A winning double with just the two travellers to Ipswich was a big result for Lakey, and due reward for his efforts. Jockey Jeff Lloyd was aboard Our...

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Why classy hoop’s winning treble special

Why classy hoop’s winning treble special

GOLD Coast-based Luke Dittman displayed his class as a jockey on Saturday, riding a winning treble on the final weekend meeting for the calendar year at Bundamba. He holds a famous name being the son of former Australian champion Len “Mick” Dittman, who won three Ipswich Cups as well as the big four of Melbourne Cup, Cox Plate, Golden Slipper, and Caulfield Cup. Mick had a sparkling career over the last three decades of the 20th century. On his latest visit to...

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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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