How Tiffani finished her year On a High

How Tiffani finished her year On a High

APPRENTICE jockey Tiffani Brooker ended 2017 at Ipswich with a win in what has become a breakthrough year for her. On a heavy track last Wednesday, Brooker rode On a High for Toowoomba trainer John Dann to collect her fifth Ipswich win of the season. In calendar year 2017, Brooker has collected the Ipswich Premier Apprentice Jockey award, ridden almost 20 winners at Ipswich, and secured a listed race winning double. On Ipswich Cup Day, she was a late riding change for...

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Bluey’s deserved win at Bundamba

Bluey’s deserved win at Bundamba

LONG-term Ipswich trainer Andrew “Bluey” Cowell collected a rare home win with seven-year-old gelding Godwood in the last race of the day at Ipswich on Friday. At start number 53, the winner was ridden a treat by Scott Galloway who sat quietly early in a fast run staying test. Godwood came from 10 lengths behind at the top bend, before he pounced at the 200 metre mark to win by a couple of lengths running away. A number of punters were happy with the win of the local...

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Hard Evidence big race day was a winner

Hard Evidence big race day was a winner

BEAUDESERT trainer Bob Mahon was thrilled to collect the quinella in the first race of a large and late finishing 10 race card at Ipswich last Wednesday. Mahon only had two runners for the day, Hard Evidence and Match Day, both in the first race. Although on the third and fourth lines of betting at $5 and $7 respectively, the pair secured the quinella. This quinella meant that the great bulk of the $20,000 purse went back to Beaudesert and a great start to the day was made...

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Controversial track decision with no rain in sight

Controversial track decision with no rain in sight

MANY people were left questioning the abandonment of Friday’s meeting at the Ipswich Turf Club. This was especially so early on Friday as there had been no rain since 6.30pm the previous evening. After 60 millimetres of rain, predominantly in the hour after 4.45pm on Thursday afternoon, racing on Friday was considered a slim chance. However, at the track inspection on Friday at 5am, the usual suspect areas of the 1666m and 1350m chutes were in reasonable condition and...

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Race on for Ipswich jockey’s crown

Race on for Ipswich jockey’s crown

FORMER globetrotting jockey Jeff Lloyd collected his 13thwinner for the season at Ipswich when Truculent won the QT Cannonball heat for Sunshine Coast trainer Gary Duncan. On a big day of quality racing, there were nine races including the Listed Keith Noud Handicap with $260,000 of prize money up for grabs. The track last Wednesday started with a soft 7 rating but was upgraded under bright sunshine following an absence of rain to a perfect soft 5 for the latter half of the...

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