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Widespread field of winners salute at Ipswich track

Widespread field of winners salute at Ipswich track

TURF CHAT BALLINA trainer Stephen Lee started his day at Ipswich with a win for the Jim Orman ridden Nothingforthepress at the Ipswich races last Friday. After that interstate success, other winners came from the coast to the country of South East Queensland. Winners from the Gold Coast included Holbrook trained by Scott Morrisey and ridden by apprentice Jed Hodge, Lady McCabe for Helen Page and Michael Cahill, and Phoenix Global for Toby Edmonds and Ryan Maloney. From as...

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Winning pick-up ride Jagged

Winning pick-up ride Jagged

GOLD COAST-based jockey Jag Guthmann-Chester had a fortunate pick up ride last Wednesday at Ipswich when he rode Greywolf to victory for Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie. Apprentice Baylee Nothdurft was originally engaged to ride five-year-old Greywolf however could not meet the commitment. Ben Currie has won the past two Queensland Provincial Training Premierships and is heading in the same direction again with his normal high tally at Toowoomba, and a growing number of wins...

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Punters’ paradise as trio of favourites finish top

Punters’ paradise as trio of favourites finish top

THE FIRST race at Ipswich last Friday went to long odds-on favourite Alloraine to start a run of predominantly favoured winners. Alloraine, a three-year-old filly by Falvelon, easily won the first of the day over the 800 metre scamper to chalk up her maiden career win at her fourth race start. Trained by Toowoomba’s Tony Sears and ridden by Nozi Tomizawa, Alloraine strode away down the straight to easily hold the field at bay and justify the $1.50 quote. Alloraine was...

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Cym-bolic victory at Ipswich

Cym-bolic victory at Ipswich

IT was an appropriate time of the year for the Meagher family to collect a win at Ipswich as Cymbalism saluted with Ronnie Stewart aboard. Cymbalism is trained by Chris Meagher, who is currently heading up the Meagher family training operations in Melbourne and Brisbane. Chris’ father John trained Melbourne Cup winner What a Nuisance back in 1985 for multiple Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams. In all, Williams has hoisted six Melbourne Cups including Green...

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Filly to watch after surprise win

Filly to watch after surprise win

BRISBANE trainer Lawrie Mayfield-Smith collected his second Ipswich winner in as many months after Sunny St Cloud saluted on Wednesday. Mayfield-Smith has been training in Queensland for a few decades with the good race mare Sonata arguably being his best charge over that time. Sonata was Group 1 Oaks placed and won a Group 3 Tattersalls Cup as a three-year-old in the mid-1990s. Sunny St Cloud is a three-year-old filly as well. She surprised at just her second race start...

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TURF CHAT Ipswich punters still cashing in

TURF CHAT Ipswich punters still cashing in

THE Ipswich race meeting corresponding to the VRC Oaks Day went off without a hitch with just six races on the day. As all other TAB tracks raced on Melbourne Cup day, the galloping ranks were thinly spread resulting in a smaller than normal card at Ipswich. This didn’t stop punters however as all winners on the day were on the top or second line of betting. These included the Beaudesert-based Temujin’s Moon for trainer Greg Cornish and jockey Michael Cahill....

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