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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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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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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Bayliss boys in Group 1 company

Bayliss boys in Group 1 company

THE Ipswich-raised Bayliss family now have two Group 1 winners in the clan after Jake Bayliss claimed the Ellerslie Group 1 Railway Stakes in New Zealand last week. Four-year-old mare Volpe Veloce made it 10 wins from 13 career starts in giving Jake Bayliss his first Group 1 win of a relatively short career. Jake only became a senior rider in the current season and is pushing towards a career total of 200 wins. Jake’s father Jamie had the foresight to take he and his...

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How Tiffani finished her year On a High

How Tiffani finished her year On a High

APPRENTICE jockey Tiffani Brooker ended 2017 at Ipswich with a win in what has become a breakthrough year for her. On a heavy track last Wednesday, Brooker rode On a High for Toowoomba trainer John Dann to collect her fifth Ipswich win of the season. In calendar year 2017, Brooker has collected the Ipswich Premier Apprentice Jockey award, ridden almost 20 winners at Ipswich, and secured a listed race winning double. On Ipswich Cup Day, she was a late riding change for...

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