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Magic Millions bid at Ipswich racetrack

Magic Millions bid at Ipswich racetrack

TURF CHAT THE weather was much more pleasant on Friday at the final race meeting of the season at the Ipswich racetrack. After patrons, staff, licensees and equines alike managed to get through extreme temperatures at the previous meeting, conditions were milder last week. On a seven race card, with quite a number of highlights, the main interest was in the two-year-old race early in the day and the race lived up to expectations. South Australian trainer Tony McEvoy brought...

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Pretty good effort for deserving Ipswich trainer

Pretty good effort for deserving Ipswich trainer

TURF CHAT IPSWICH trainer Allan Doyle was happy with the morning start on Friday as he collected an early Chrissie present in the first race of the day. Doyle’s winner was former maiden galloper Pretty Ricky. Apprentice jockey Carly Frater-Hill led with him from barrier to box in a smart display. After four places from five previous career starts, the win was due reward for the galloper and connection’s efforts. Doyle was raised with his siblings including...

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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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