Time running out to see Lloyd

Time running out to see Lloyd

FORMER South African and champion Queensland jockey of the past two seasons Jeff Lloyd had a terrific day out at Ipswich, bagging four winners from his seven rides last week. This moved Lloyd to 27 season winners at Ipswich – ahead of reigning Ipswich premier jockey Jim Byrne and fellow former South African Robbie Fradd, on 21 wins apiece with a quarter of the season remaining. Byrne is chasing a fifth consecutive Ipswich Premiership after collecting a winning double...

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Update on Ipswich track improvements

Update on Ipswich track improvements

The Ipswich Turf Club has begun a lengthy project to restore and rejuvenate the course proper. General Manager Brett Kitching said the project was necessary following the last major track works were back in 2014. “The surface cushion was eliminated and it is vital to improve the track profile by returning a degree of cushion to maintain a top-quality racing surface,” Mr Kitching said. “In partnership with Racing Queensland, our aim is that by 2022 the course proper racing...

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Ipswich club to the rescue

Ipswich club to the rescue

AFTER a heavy workload it was decided by Racing Queensland to give the Doomben track a three-week rest leading into the Winter Carnival, which includes five consecutive Group 1 meetings. This necessitated a change of the programmed Ipswich meeting from this Friday to Wednesday at very late notice. Beaudesert took up the Friday meeting and Racing Queensland were grateful to each club for assisting the industry out of a difficult situation. The Ipswich meeting has received...

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SEQ Program Changes

SEQ Program Changes

Following consultation with the Australians Trainers Association and clubs, RQ confirms that there has been changes made to the racing schedule in SEQ on Wednesday 11 April and Friday 13 April. The changes have been made to provide the track at Doomben with a three week break from racing leading into its important Winter Carnival commitments. The changes are: Wednesday 11 April – was Brisbane RC at Doomben, but is now Ipswich TC. The venue change has necessitated the...

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Natalie has the creative touch

Natalie has the creative touch

Raceview resident Natalie Zielke has a true zest for racing although her passion may more be in the frocks and fascinators than the fillies and fast times. The 29-year-old and first-time mum who grew up in Grandchester and attended West Moreton Anglican College has a real talent of making her fashion pieces unique. This year will make it he sixth or seventh Ipswich Cup and already her attention has been drawn to making her outfit stand out. “It started with me just wanting...

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Outsiders shake up race day

Outsiders shake up race day

THE entire quadrella pool in excess of $21,000 went unclaimed at the Ipswich Metropolitan race meeting last Wednesday. On the eight race card, the final four races all went to outsiders in the betting with the final race going to the roughest in the field. Supporters of the Toowoomba based Ben Currie stable would have been in with some chance of the quaddie as Currie trained the winners of the first and final legs. These two gallopers were Mr Chow at $12 and High Africaine...

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