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Track Update – 12 November

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Track Update – 12 November

A fortnight into the track closure of five months, work has commenced at the Bundamba site. Although a few early issues with the clay subsurface, hundreds of metres of irrigation trenching and pipe laying has been undertaken as Racing Queensland replaces the 35-year-old irrigation system. ITC track staff and contractors have reacted well to early issues and great confidence is held that these works will be completed within planned timeframes. The other element of the track works is installation of drainage channels around the course and will...

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Prize money levy for equine welfare

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Prize money levy for equine welfare

The Palaszczuk Government today announced that Racing Queensland would implement a one per cent prize money levy for thoroughbred and harness racing to support Queensland’s equine welfare. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed the move by RQ, saying the figure equated to about $1.5 million a year and would be levied from 1 January 2020. He said the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission was also making $70,000 available from its Racing Animal Welfare Grants Program for projects that retrain and rehome racehorses at the end of their...

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Kendrick hopes his recent run of luck continues at Ipswich

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Kendrick hopes his recent run of luck continues at Ipswich

By Glenn Davis In-form trainer Stu Kendrick is hoping his winning momentum can continue at Ipswich on Wednesday. Kendrick has trained 11 winners from his past 50 starters including a metropolitan double from Tarzan and Tambo’s Mate at Eagle Farm last Saturday. Kendrick, winner of the past six trainers’ premierships at his home track at the Sunshine Coast, has six entries in five races at Ipswich. READ...

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QUEENSLAND RACING TAKES GIANT STRIDES

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QUEENSLAND RACING TAKES GIANT STRIDES

The Queensland racing industry’s annual contribution to the state’s economy has grown to exceed more than $1.5 billion. Earlier today, Racing Queensland published new economic data delivered by IER – a specialist in the tourism, events and entertainment industries – which outlines the size and scope of the racing industry. Across the state, the racing industry is responsible for sustaining 11,570 full-time jobs – an increase of 2024 full-time jobs from the 2016/17 IER report – which provides $850.4 million in salaries and wages,...

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Festive Fundraiser 2019

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Festive Fundraiser 2019

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, the Swich On Inc end of year fundraising party is one not to be missed. Live entertainment & music Ticket includes awesome food and beverage package Signature premium raffle prizes (stay tuned) The best way to celebrate the end of year with colleagues and friends! *This year, due to track renovations there will be no live races on the day. For the keen punters there are still facilities on-site and for those that just come for the party, don’t worry we’ve...

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IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRACK REMEDIATION

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IPSWICH TURF CLUB TRACK REMEDIATION

Racing Queensland has announced works to remediate the Bundamba Racecourse will commence on November 4. As part of the $24.8 million re-development at the Ipswich Turf Club, replacement of the decades-old irrigation infrastructure and drainage will soon commence, with racing to resume at Bundamba in April 2020. During this time, the remaining components of the re-development are also expected to be completed including delivery of the club’s new tie-up stalls. “The planned start date for the project has been designed to take advantage of the...

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Queensland’s thoroughbred racing elite honoured

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Queensland’s thoroughbred racing elite honoured

The State’s racing’s elite celebrated the 2018/19 racing season at the TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards last night. The Ipswich Turf Club was thrilled to sponsor the event that honours the state’s industry participants and acknowledges the great achievements of the past year. Some highlights with an Ipswich twist include Horse Hall of Fame Inductee Bore Head. Regarded as one of the best stayers of his time Bore Head won the Ipswich Cup in 1964 famously sharing the glory in a dead heat with Isaacson. He is one of the only stayers to win all...

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ITC project racing ahead

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ITC project racing ahead

The re-development of the Ipswich Turf Club is on track to be delivered in full, including new tie-up stalls and a much-needed carpark, Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced. Mr Hinchliffe said that stewards and jockeys were able to access the $24.8 million project’s new purpose-built function centre for the first time this week. “The new racing amenities include an expanded female jockeys’ room that replaces the cramped and outdated quarters at Bundamba,” he said. “To help with race day operations, stewards will have high-tech...

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Ride Like a Girl – Ticket Promotion

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Ride Like a Girl – Ticket Promotion

WIN We’ve got two double passes to give away! Limelight Cinemas Ipswich’s next Girls Night Out event is RIDE LIKE A GIRL on Wednesday 18 September from 6:30pm  RIDE LIKE A GIRL starring Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill, tells the inspirational true story of Michelle Payne. For your chance to win a double pass to the screening in XD, including a drink on arrival and a choctop, simply follow the Ipswich Turf Club and Limelight Cinemas Ipswich Facebook page and tag who you’ll be taking along to watch RIDE LIKE A GIRL. The competition...

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Ipswich Crime Stoppers Race Day 2019

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Ipswich Crime Stoppers Race Day 2019

Book now for the Ipswich Crime Stoppers Race Day on Friday, 16 August. Tickets $90 and includes: AdmissionGourmet BBQ BuffetDrinks package (12 midday to 5pm)Official race bookTrackside Lounge and Dining AreasFashions on the fieldMulti-raffle prizes TO BOOK VISIT – https://www.trybooking.com/BDFNB...

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