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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IPSWICH CUP: 20,074 people and only two arrests

IPSWICH CUP: 20,074 people and only two arrests

AMONG more than 20,000 people sharing 150,000 drinks among them, only two people had a run in with police at the Ipswich Cup on Saturday. Organisers were bracing themselves for what they anticipated would be a 20,000-strong crowd and they weren’t far off with the final gate tally coming in at 20, 074. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching said arrests on Ipswich Cup day had been declining over the past decade, and there had been only two arrests at each...

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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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Strong nominations for Ipswich Cup race day

Strong nominations for Ipswich Cup race day

Racing Queensland has received 206 nominations for Saturday’s Channel Seven Ipswich Cup meeting at Bundamba, with a range of quality horses set to line up across the day. On a day that includes a race bearing her name, Gai Waterhouse and co-trainer Adrian Bott’s Ecuador headlines nominations for the $180,000 Channel 7 Ipswich Cup (2150m). Two-time Group 1 winner Lucky Hussler headlines what shapes to be a cracking City of Ipswich Eye Liner (1350m), which is also...

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BEFORE AND AFTER: Six Ipswich Cup fashion transformations

BEFORE AND AFTER: Six Ipswich Cup fashion transformations

THERE are less than two weeks left to get outfits ready for the Ipswich Cup. While some punters are dressing to impress and ticking all the fashions on the field criteria, others opt for a more relaxed race day look. Fashions on the field sponsors Riverlink Shopping Centre have the perfect pieces for men and women who don’t mind breaking a few winter racing fashion rules. A splash of maroon, some specific accessories and luxe navy brocade where the winning touches on...

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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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