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ITC COVID-19 Update

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ITC COVID-19 Update

The Ipswich Turf Club welcomes the step towards members, owners and the general public returning to the track as part of the Racing Queensland Covid-19 Safe Plan by Queensland Health, however, has concerns given the Club’s current accessibility. Chairman Wayne Patch said it was currently impractical under remaining restrictions and a partial construction zone to open to 20 patrons and that the Club will delay opening further until stage three. “It’s unmanageable to have any patrons other than essential participants and staff at the track,” Mr...

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It’s a very different Cup Day for Ipswich Turf Club this year

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It’s a very different Cup Day for Ipswich Turf Club this year

Usually at this time of year, Ipswich Turf Club manager Brett Kitching and his team would be run off their feet putting on the city’s biggest social event, the Ipswich Cup race day. This year’s event – which would have been run on Saturday, 13 June – was called off as the coronavirus pandemic took hold and tough social restrictions came into force. Despite what looked at the time to be a major financial setback, the proud club has since galloped ahead as the industry and the public embraced crowd-free race days. “Remarkably, we are very...

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Bubbly Brunch

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Bubbly Brunch

Join us for our first Bubbly Brunch on Sunday, 12 July from 11am to...

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Renewed Ipswich interest

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Renewed Ipswich interest

AFTER four meetings back from the five and a half month shutdown, the summary would have to be that there is renewed and strong interest in Ipswich racing. Almost 700 nominations have been received for the four meetings held at Ipswich since April 13, and the betting turnover by punters has increased by approximately 50% on early indications. These results have reflected those elsewhere in the sport of racing as an unexpected surge in interest has occurred as it remains the only mainstream sport to continue in the current climate. There is...

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JOCKEYS NOMINATE RQ REGIONS

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JOCKEYS NOMINATE RQ REGIONS

Racing Queensland has published the designated regions for the state’s jockeys ahead of tomorrow’s first thoroughbred meeting at the Mackay Turf Club. Late last week, RQ announced it would be implementing a regional racing model – click here to see the announcement –  which would restrict jockeys to riding in one of five designated regions until further notice. They are: Metro North (Brisbane and Sunshine Coast);Metro South West (Gold Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba);Darling Downs and SEQ Coast;Central West and Central; andNorth West and...

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RQ TO INTRODUCE DESIGNATED RACING REGIONS

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RQ TO INTRODUCE DESIGNATED RACING REGIONS

Racing Queensland will implement designated race regions across the state from next week in a bid to further quarantine the industry from the current COVID-19 pandemic. With a raft of biosecurity measures already in place, including patron-free racing and a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for licensed participants, RQ will introduce measures from Sunday that will provide five key thoroughbred regions and four key greyhound regions as part of a multi-staged approach to health and safety. As part of the decision, thoroughbred racing will...

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Racing Queensland COVID-19 Response

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Racing Queensland COVID-19 Response

Racing Queensland has advised that it will conduct patron-free meetings across its three codes until further notice – click here to see the announcement – in order to manage the spread of COVID-19. To assist clubs, participants and the general public with relevant information during the global pandemic, RQ will post the latest information – and updates – to this page. Following the Federal Government’s advice that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled to manage the spread of COVID-19, RQ has confirmed...

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Members’ day cancelled

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Members’ day cancelled

The Ipswich Turf Club advises that the upcoming Members’ Raceday on April 8 has been cancelled. This week Racing Queensland advised the ITC that all TAB and non-TAB meetings across the state will be conducted without patrons until further notice. Following the Federal Government’s advice that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled to manage the spread of COVID-19, RQ has confirmed that all future meetings – along with trials and trackwork  – will be limited to key race-day personnel. Access will be...

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RQ ADVISES PATRON-FREE RACING

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RQ ADVISES PATRON-FREE RACING

Racing Queensland has advised that all TAB and non-TAB meetings across the state will be conducted without patrons until further notice. Following the Federal Government’s advice that all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled to manage the spread of COVID-19, RQ has confirmed that all future meetings – along with trials and trackwork  – will be limited to key race-day personnel. Access will be permitted to licenced participants who have a horse or greyhound engaged at the meeting, along with essential club,...

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IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRIALS – MONDAY 30 MARCH | AMENDED ADVICE

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IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRIALS – MONDAY 30 MARCH | AMENDED ADVICE

Racing Queensland confirms that there will be official trials conducted at Ipswich Turf Club on Monday 30 March, prior to the return to racing at the venue on 8 April. The trials follow the track refurbishment and irrigation project which has been ongoing at the venue since November 2019. The meeting’s program will comprise a series of heats over 800m & 1000m in which a maximum of 50 horses will be permitted to trial.  Should nomination numbers exceed 50, the following preferential order will be applied: Two-year-olds; thenHorses...

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