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Radio TAB – Wayne Patch Interview

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Radio TAB – Wayne Patch Interview

Hear from Chairman Wayne Patch as he discusses the Ipswich track with Steve Hewlett.

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Ipswich meeting transferred to Doomben

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Ipswich meeting transferred to Doomben

Racing Queensland has agreed to transfer tomorrow’s scheduled meeting at the Ipswich Turf Club to Doomben. Following last week’s abandonment at Ipswich, the club conducted remediation work near the winning post at RQ’s advisement, but following a stewards’ inspection today, further recovery was deemed necessary. A pre-existing scheduling break in the racing calendar should allow further time for Ipswich to consolidate. “We wanted to provide surety to punters and the industry and transferring the meeting to Doomben was the best way to ensure...

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Ipswich Turf Club Race Meeting – Wednesday 13 March – Transferred to Brisbane Racing Club @ Doomben

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Ipswich Turf Club Race Meeting – Wednesday 13 March – Transferred to Brisbane Racing Club @ Doomben

Racing Queensland confirms that following a track inspection by RQ officials, QRIC stewards and Ipswich TC representatives, the midweek metropolitan race meeting programed for Ipswich TC on Wednesday 13 March has been transferred and will now be run under the auspices of Brisbane Racing Club at Doomben. The transfer has been deemed necessary following the determination that a small section of the track at Ipswich TC remains unsuitable for racing on. As a result of the change, it has been necessary to amend the distances of some of the races...

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Track troubles: Why Ipswich meeting called off

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Track troubles: Why Ipswich meeting called off

TURF CHAT THE latest Ipswich racing meeting scheduled last Friday was abandoned after rain on race morning. Many interested parties were asking how this could be the case given the record dry spell of the long hot summer, and how 12mm of rain could result in the abandonment of a race day.The simple reason for this is the nature of the Ipswich race track and the poor drainage rate through the profile. This poor drainage rate is a result of the subsurface, which is a heavy clay-based material. This gives a naturally poor flow of moisture...

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Be first past the post for the 2019 Channel Seven Ipswich Cup !

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Be first past the post for the 2019 Channel Seven Ipswich Cup !

The countdown has started for one of Queensland’s biggest race days as the Ipswich Turf Club leaves the stables for the 2019 Channel Seven Ipswich Cup. Seven presenter and this year’s Ipswich Cup ambassador Olivia Degn will officially launch the event this Saturday night. Olivia who is a special guest at the St Edmund’s College Foundation Dinner is thrilled to announce her involvement and playing an important role in Ipswich’s principal race day. “I am excited to soak up the enthusiasm of the local people at a day that boasts fun, fashion and...

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Race on for Ipswich Cup tickets

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Race on for Ipswich Cup tickets

TURF CHAT INDIVIDUAL tickets will go on sale shortly for this year’s Channel Seven Ipswich Cup. Patrons will notice a few adjustments but the usual prime places for the biggest party trackside will be on offer. The Home Turn and Pimm’s Lawn Party will continue to be fast sellers with a new area called The Lazy Yak Precinct providing an alternative option. This area will be located at the Ipswich Racing Museum and grass area adjacent plus provide guests access to the grandstand for trackside views. For those who normally frequent...

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‘Pyramids built faster than turf club’s upgrade’: Chair

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‘Pyramids built faster than turf club’s upgrade’: Chair

RACING Queensland’s inability to make a decision about a vital infrastructure upgrade at Ipswich Turf Club has contributed to another embarrassing meeting cancellation, the club’s chair has declared. Hours before Friday’s racing was scheduled to start jockeys determined parts of the track were too dangerous for racing and asked for it to be cancelled. Despite track managers ticking-off on the surface on the morning inspection, jockeys’ concerns were taken onboard and the meeting was called off. “The safety of the...

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Ipswich TC Race Meeting – Friday 22 February Postponed – now Monday 25 February

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Ipswich TC Race Meeting – Friday 22 February Postponed – now Monday 25 February

  Racing Queensland confirms that following an inspection of the track at Ipswich TC, the race meeting scheduled for today, Friday 22 February, has been postponed and will now be run on Monday 25 February.   The decision to postpone the meeting was made following concerns by QRIC stewards and a delegation of senior riders that a section of the track approaching the home turn was deemed unsuitable for racing on.   The rescheduled race meeting will comprise the same fields as today’s postponed meeting and scratchings will be reinstated.   RQ...

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Jockey in hot form at two tracks

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Jockey in hot form at two tracks

TURF CHAT JOCKEY Michael Cahill has continued his impressive form after clocking up a treble midweek at Doomben. He went on to claim four winners at Ipswich on Friday. His first win for the day came aboard the Marcus Wilson-trained Shinstar who has shown recent form after running second at Ipswich last start. Cahill’s partnership with Helen Paige’s filly Lady McCabe proved too strong for the Class 2 field with her hitting the front on jumping. She is becoming an Ipswich specialist with all three of her wins having been at the...

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Roughies take the reins

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Roughies take the reins

THE FIRST race of the day at Ipswich last Wednesday went to an odds-on favourite however there was a wait then until the eighth and final race of the day before another favourite saluted. The run of betting outsiders started in the second race when Trainspotting was the equal outsider of the small field of four but managed to win the race with odds-on favourite Yamazaki finishing fourth of four. Trainspotting made it two career wins from five starts at his first try at the Ipswich track for trainer David Vandyke and jockey Micheal Hellyer....

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