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Chairman shares in Ipswich racing celebration

Chairman shares in Ipswich racing celebration

TURF CHAT BRISBANE Racing Club chairman Neville Bell collected a win at Ipswich as big name trainers and jockeys shared in the spoils at Ipswich. The track last Wednesday was again upgraded to a good 4 and again raced beautifully in the opinion of all on course, further erasing the memories of a month ago on the 130 year old racecourse. Two-year-old gelding Kalik, which was bred and owned by the BRC chairman and his wife, saluted in the third event of the day at juicy odds...

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Boom hoop’s winning treble

Boom hoop’s winning treble

TURF CHAT BRISBANE jockey Brad Stewart rode a winning treble at Ipswich last Thursday as well as assisting leading trainer Tony Gollan to go further ahead in the Ipswich Premiership race. Stewart’s first winner of the day was aboard Boom County for Gollan. The three-year-old filly comfortably won her first career race start. Boom County was the 23rd winner for Gollan in the current season as he took a commanding lead of 12 over nearest rival David Vandyke in a bid to...

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Ipswich racing return ‘beautiful’

Ipswich racing return ‘beautiful’

TURF CHAT KEVIN Kemp was one of the many trainers lauding the state of the Ipswich racetrack at the latest meeting on Friday. Dynamisante was the first of a winning double for the Toowoomba trainer and was ridden by Emma Ljung in the first of the day. After a washed out and transferred meeting in March, there were questions being asked over the state of the Bundamba surface, especially after 21mm rain on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. However, Kemp was quick to give...

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Major revelopment progress at ITC

Major revelopment progress at ITC

TURF CHAT THE construction zones of the Ipswich Turf Club are not pretty sights at the moment. However there is clear evidence of progress on the infrastructure project. The double story events centre with racing stewards and jockey’s rooms below has started cracking along this past month. The pouring of slabs on two levels gives a clear display that the long-awaited works at the ITC are well and truly under way. A three-week spell from racing has allowed an...

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Ipswich meeting transferred to Doomben

Ipswich meeting transferred to Doomben

Racing Queensland has agreed to transfer tomorrow’s scheduled meeting at the Ipswich Turf Club to Doomben. Following last week’s abandonment at Ipswich, the club conducted remediation work near the winning post at RQ’s advisement, but following a stewards’ inspection today, further recovery was deemed necessary. A pre-existing scheduling break in the racing calendar should allow further time for Ipswich to consolidate. “We wanted to provide surety to punters and the...

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