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‘Pyramids built faster than turf club’s upgrade’: Chair

‘Pyramids built faster than turf club’s upgrade’: Chair

RACING Queensland’s inability to make a decision about a vital infrastructure upgrade at Ipswich Turf Club has contributed to another embarrassing meeting cancellation, the club’s chair has declared. Hours before Friday’s racing was scheduled to start jockeys determined parts of the track were too dangerous for racing and asked for it to be cancelled. Despite track managers ticking-off on the surface on the morning inspection, jockeys’ concerns were...

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Ipswich TC Race Meeting – Friday 22 February Postponed – now Monday 25 February

Ipswich TC Race Meeting – Friday 22 February Postponed – now Monday 25 February

  Racing Queensland confirms that following an inspection of the track at Ipswich TC, the race meeting scheduled for today, Friday 22 February, has been postponed and will now be run on Monday 25 February.   The decision to postpone the meeting was made following concerns by QRIC stewards and a delegation of senior riders that a section of the track approaching the home turn was deemed unsuitable for racing on.   The rescheduled race meeting will comprise the same fields as...

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Jockey in hot form at two tracks

Jockey in hot form at two tracks

TURF CHAT JOCKEY Michael Cahill has continued his impressive form after clocking up a treble midweek at Doomben. He went on to claim four winners at Ipswich on Friday. His first win for the day came aboard the Marcus Wilson-trained Shinstar who has shown recent form after running second at Ipswich last start. Cahill’s partnership with Helen Paige’s filly Lady McCabe proved too strong for the Class 2 field with her hitting the front on jumping. She is becoming an...

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Roughies take the reins

Roughies take the reins

THE FIRST race of the day at Ipswich last Wednesday went to an odds-on favourite however there was a wait then until the eighth and final race of the day before another favourite saluted. The run of betting outsiders started in the second race when Trainspotting was the equal outsider of the small field of four but managed to win the race with odds-on favourite Yamazaki finishing fourth of four. Trainspotting made it two career wins from five starts at his first try at the...

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Long price flutters win early

Long price flutters win early

THERE were two distinctly different halves of the card at Ipswich races last Wednesday from a market price point of view as the halfway mark of the racing season passed by. In the first four races there were roughies galore including Tycoon Flutter for trainer Jason Edwards and rider Micheal Hellyer. A son of staying sire O’Reilly, Tycoon Flutter defied average recent form to move just short of $100,000 in career prizemoney at his thirty-seventh race start. It was...

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Notice: Ipswich TC Saturday 12 January 2019

Notice: Ipswich TC Saturday 12 January 2019

Visitors to the Ipswich Turf Club are advised that the pedestrian walkway / footpath adjacent to the Horse mounting yard has been temporarily moved closer to the mounting yard whilst construction works are underway. The temporary footpath allows visitors to walk between the winning horse stalls at the northern end of the mounting yard to the Grandstand access stairs, as before. The temporary footpath will be in position during the race events Saturday 12th and Friday 18th...

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