Early Ipswich race start to beat heat

Early Ipswich race start to beat heat

THE keenly awaited ITC Member’s Day has been transferred to Friday after the entire race meeting was moved due to the extreme heat forecast for tomorrow. A strong card was set down for tomorrow at Ipswich. However forecast temperatures in excess of 40 degrees has resulted in Racing Queensland invoking the heat policy thereby transferring the meeting to Friday. Additionally, the timing of the races has been brought forward to avoid clashes with the Sunshine Coast...

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Members Day transferred

Following consultation with Racing Queensland, Australian Trainers Association, SKY and QRIC, Ipswich Turf Club (ITC) can confirm the race meeting scheduled for Wednesday 14 February has been transferred to Friday 16 February. The transfer has been made as a consequence of the extreme heat predicted for the Ipswich region this Wednesday and Thursday. To complement the transfer, thus ensuring there are no scheduling clashes with the Sunshine Coast Turf Club race meeting on...

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Call for Ipswich Racing Museum

Call for Ipswich Racing Museum

AS WE move into the year of exciting developments of the Ipswich Racetrack Facility, it is important for many to remember the past. And the Ipswich Turf Club has come up with the perfect solution. That is the opening of an Ipswich Racing Museum, doubling as a hospitality venue in a refurbished 60-year-old Totalisator building which hasn’t been used for its original purpose for two decades. This building is one of the oldest still remaining on the site and is currently...

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CUB partners with Ipswich Turf Club

CUB partners with Ipswich Turf Club

The Ipswich Turf Club (ITC) and Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) are toasting the start of the new five-year deal. ITC chairman Wayne Patch said it was a unanimous decision made by the Committee to enter into an agreement with CUB as the exclusive beer and cider supplier. “With the Club’s redevelopment kicking off this year we are set to embark on attracting a new demographic to the venue. We are confident CUB has the product range to deliver the goods and together...

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Infrastructure project on rise

Infrastructure project on rise

NOW that the holiday period is complete and builders are back on the job, the work on the ITC Infrastructure project will hopefully quickly gain momentum. Initial works have already commenced as preparations are made for the new Sky Racing Broadcast facilities to enable continued broadcasting of Ipswich race meetings. This phase involves a new position for the Broadcast Truck, a temporary hosting point during the construction phase, and an upgrade of all Sky, Tote and AV...

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No sweating on heat policy

No sweating on heat policy

SATURDAY’S Magic Millions raceday at the Gold Coast again corresponded with an Ipswich Provincial meeting which has been the case for much of the past two decades. As the holiday season is still in place and the Brisbane Racetrack looks for somewhat of a break, Ipswich is allocated the meeting to play a part in the program. As is often the case at this time of the year in Ipswich, the temperature is high and it was no different on Saturday. The forecast temperature...

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