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Timely backing for track as Ipswich Cup approaches

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Timely backing for track as Ipswich Cup approaches

TURF CHAT THE latest race meeting at Ipswich was run in good conditions on the 130 year old track. This was despite waking up to rain on Friday morning, and receiving a further shower in the middle of the race card. The rain which totalled 5mm was not enough to bother the track. Gallopers, including the third race winner Brocky, was at home on the soft 5 surface. Trainers are further giving a thumbs up to the Ipswich racetrack condition judging by the large nominations of 120 for the seven-race card this Friday. Brocky was ridden by Ronnie...

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Winning boost for Ipswich Cup Day?

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Winning boost for Ipswich Cup Day?

TURF CHAT SIMPLY Sacred’s trainer Tony Pike collected the icing at Ipswich on Sunday with a maiden win. On the previous day at Doomben, he took the cake winning the first Group 1 race of the Queensland Winter Carnival with The Bostonian at $51. Ridden by former Ipswich premier jockey and Ipswich Cup winner Michael Cahill, The Bostonian just managed to hold off Osborne Bulls in the $800,000 Doomben 10,000. That completed a memorable weekend for the visiting New Zealanders. After Sunday’s race, Tony Pike and jockey Leith Innes were...

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Turf War: Ipswich club hits back at Racing Queensland

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Turf War: Ipswich club hits back at Racing Queensland

The Queensland Times – By Andrew Korner THE IPSWICH Turf Club has locked horns with Racing Queensland following the announcement of changes to redevelopment plans for the Bundamba track. Approved by Ipswich City Council in May 2018 as part of the original upgrade project, the replacement of decades-old racehorse tie-up stalls was seen as a key aspect of the project, which includes construction of a new function centre, track upgrades and a new car park. Earlier this week, however, Racing Queensland CEO Brendan Parnell released a...

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TURF CHAT

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JAKE Bayliss opened his Ipswich winning account on Saturday on a rain-affected meeting to launch the weekend of racing at Bundamba. Only four races were run before heavy rain fell resulted in the abandonment of the balance of the card. Stewards were left with no option after 30mm rain fell in less than 30 minutes leaving small lakes and running water across the course. This rain couldn’t wipe the grin off Ipswich-bred Bayliss’ face as he had already collected not only his first win, but a winning double at his home track after a...

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What you can expect at this year’s Ipswich Cup

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What you can expect at this year’s Ipswich Cup

JUDGING by early bumper ticket sales for next month’s Ipswich Cup, you wouldn’t know that a large section of the Turf Club was off limits to punters. As work continues on a major construction and refurbishment of the Bundamba facilities, the show goes on in terms of the massive job of preparing for the city’s major social and racing event. The weekend’s Ipswich Hospital Foundation race day and yesterday’s Labour Day meeting gave thousands of race-goers an opportunity to view the progress made so far. While...

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Top hoops thrive on heavy Ipswich track

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Top hoops thrive on heavy Ipswich track

TURF CHAT GOLD Coast galloper Ruuca collected his first career win at his first start to justify the short $2.20 market price last Wednesday at Ipswich. On a heavy track following 30mm rain a few days earlier, Ruuca was guided by the evergreen Jeff Lloyd to quite an easy win in the two-year-old colts and geldings division for trainer Toby Edmonds. Ruuca showed great potential and an affinity for the sting out of the track. Connections will be delighted with the outlook for the colt after his win. Another top-line jockey collected the earlier...

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Ipswich the place to get on winning track

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Ipswich the place to get on winning track

TURF CHAT IPSWICH is a popular track for runners at the moment as more than 160 nominations were received for tomorrow’s meeting. More than 140 nominations were received for last Wednesday’s meeting. On the strong card last week at Ipswich, a run of increasingly higher priced winners was started by Harold Norman’s Shauquin. Having his first start at Ipswich, Shauquin collected his fourth career win, his first Queensland win from eight tries, and his first win for almost a year at odds of $6.50. Shauquin raced 16 times in...

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Chairman shares in Ipswich racing celebration

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Chairman shares in Ipswich racing celebration

TURF CHAT BRISBANE Racing Club chairman Neville Bell collected a win at Ipswich as big name trainers and jockeys shared in the spoils at Ipswich. The track last Wednesday was again upgraded to a good 4 and again raced beautifully in the opinion of all on course, further erasing the memories of a month ago on the 130 year old racecourse. Two-year-old gelding Kalik, which was bred and owned by the BRC chairman and his wife, saluted in the third event of the day at juicy odds of $15. The QTIS bonus meant the galloper collected a handy $22,500 in...

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Boom hoop’s winning treble

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Boom hoop’s winning treble

TURF CHAT BRISBANE jockey Brad Stewart rode a winning treble at Ipswich last Thursday as well as assisting leading trainer Tony Gollan to go further ahead in the Ipswich Premiership race. Stewart’s first winner of the day was aboard Boom County for Gollan. The three-year-old filly comfortably won her first career race start. Boom County was the 23rd winner for Gollan in the current season as he took a commanding lead of 12 over nearest rival David Vandyke in a bid to win a fifth consecutive Ipswich Premiership. Stewart’s other two...

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Ipswich racing return ‘beautiful’

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Ipswich racing return ‘beautiful’

TURF CHAT KEVIN Kemp was one of the many trainers lauding the state of the Ipswich racetrack at the latest meeting on Friday. Dynamisante was the first of a winning double for the Toowoomba trainer and was ridden by Emma Ljung in the first of the day. After a washed out and transferred meeting in March, there were questions being asked over the state of the Bundamba surface, especially after 21mm rain on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. However, Kemp was quick to give the thumbs up for the track as $5 chance Dynamisante led all the way...

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