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Early Ipswich race start to beat heat

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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 meeting as well as to avoid further potential weather complications as the...

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Members Day transferred

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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 Friday night, and to avoid further potential weather complications, the...

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Call for Ipswich Racing Museum

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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 undergoing a full refurbishment and upgrade to provide a new function...

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CUB partners with Ipswich Turf Club

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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 help us grow our brands in the Ipswich region,” Mr Patch said. “As part...

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Infrastructure project on rise

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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 equipment with a new facility to house those items. The successful...

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No sweating on heat policy

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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 for Saturday in Ipswich continued to climb throughout the week according...

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Bayliss boys in Group 1 company

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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 brother Regan to Melbourne to further their promising jockey careers...

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Grandview to continue Ipswich Turf Club sponsorship

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Grandview to continue Ipswich Turf Club sponsorship

Grandview Stud has renewed its sponsorship with the Ipswich Turf Club (ITC) following a successful first year. “We partnered with the Queensland stud in 2017 and are thrilled to welcome them back to the ITC stable this year,” Ipswich Turf Club General Manager and Club Secretary Brett Kitching said. “We pride ourselves on presenting quality facilities and experienced staff, something Grandview Stud also strive for. “Our barrier attendants proudly wear the sponsored jackets, not only promoting the Stud but ensuring we have a well-presented team...

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How Tiffani finished her year On a High

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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 Monsieur Gustave in the historic listed Eye Liner Stakes. The continually...

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How Ipswich became a centre of rich emotion

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How Ipswich became a centre of rich emotion

AS another year of drama and spine-tingling achievements comes to a close, QT sports editor David Lems takes an “A-Z” look at some of the highlights and amazing feats in Ipswich sport. A: acknowledges Ali, Ash and Archie. They are World Cup-winning rugby league player Ali Brigginshaw, international tennis ace Ash Barty and two-time world champion Archie Graham. Ali showed she was the best women’s rugby league player in the world with her efforts setting up Australia’s unbeaten road to glory. Ash climbed into 17th spot...

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