Groups get first look at renovated turf club terrace

Groups get first look at renovated turf club terrace

TODAY’S Ipswich race meeting at Bundamba will have a community flavour as the refurbished viewing terrace is used for the first time. With the former “pig pen” area closed under the Ipswich Turf Club’s multi-million dollar upgrade, the viewing terrace will become a prime location to watch the races. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching was pleased to see four functions being held at the club’s fifth Saturday meeting this year....

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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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Major shake-up in jockey quarters reno

Major shake-up in jockey quarters reno

A MAJOR shake-up in the racing industry will become more obvious at home after the redevelopment of the Ipswich Turf Club. It’s all about women. The jockey quarters are being demolished as part of the $13million redevelopment. While the works are ongoing, the jockeys will use demountable buildings already onsite near the former Pig Pen. When the new facilities are unveiled, female jockeys will no longer be relegated to small rooms, with the project recognising the...

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Famous ‘Pig Pen’ demolished to make way for new era at Ipswich Turf Club

Famous ‘Pig Pen’ demolished to make way for new era at Ipswich Turf Club

Workers have begun demolishing the Ipswich Turf Club’s famous Pig Pen to make way for a multimillion dollar redevelopment of the club’s facilities. Visiting Ipswich Turf Club today, Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the long-awaited redevelopment would create a brighter future for the historic racing centre. “Racing in Ipswich dates back to the 1840s and the city has always played an important and valued role in the State’s racing industry,” he said. “This...

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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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2017/18 Premierships

2017/18 Premierships

It was the end of the season meeting on Friday and Tony Gollan collected win number 32 with Trail of Glory. That easily gave him his fourth consecutive Ipswich Trainer’s Premiership at Ipswich, by a margin of 12 to Matt Dunn. Gollan is not easing up after collecting more than 100 winners in the past four years at Bundamba. He has nominated a few runners for the first Australian meeting of the new season on Wednesday at Ipswich.     Jeff Lloyd, the Queensland champion...

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