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Proud history; Exciting future

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Proud history; Exciting future

The Ipswich Turf Club has paid tribute to its past today by opening the Ipswich Racing Museum. Officially opened by the CEO of Racing Queensland Brendan Parnell, the Ipswich Racing Museum provides a timeline dating back to the 1840s. Ipswich Turf Club chairman Wayne Patch said it was important to acknowledge the impact horse racing has had on the community. “Housed in an old tote building that the Club built back in 1950, the Museum now provides the community with a timeline of racing in the region, including some of the great names of the...

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Valuable museum to open

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Valuable museum to open

A TASTE of what is to come at Bundamba will be on offer this week as the Ipswich Racing Museum is opened at Friday’s race day. The day is the Ipswich Show holiday enabling interested onlookers to have a look through the museum after its opening at 11am. The museum will double as a hospitality centre featuring the museum bar. Already there have been bookings taken for functions utilising the new space. Public attendees at the opening are welcome to sample some complimentary beverages supplied by sponsor Carlton and United Breweries....

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Turf club delivers top racing double

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Turf club delivers top racing double

IT was a big weekend of racing at Bundamba as about 5000 people visited the venue over the two race meetings. The grounds and operational staff performed near miracles to provide a quality racing surface for each day as well as present facilities for both days. Saturday was the day for celebration and fundraising by the St Edmund’s College Foundation, along with the 13th running of the Ipswich Mile Gift foot race. The foot racing was exceptional viewing as the 300 metre race went to an 80 year old and the Mile Gift was as close as you...

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Stakeholder consultation true position

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Stakeholder consultation true position

It’s going to be a bumper weekend at the Ipswich Turf Club with 250 nominations set for the two racedays. Following consultation with stakeholders and with favourable weather conditions in order, the rail will be in a true position for both days. Track supervisor Sean Tou said the decision was made following feedback from jockeys and trainers. “We are expecting ideal conditions and with only six weeks until the Ipswich Cup we want to give the inside pad a good gallop on.” “Normal rail movements will be used over the next four meetings prior...

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Busy weekend at the track

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Busy weekend at the track

THE Ipswich Turf Club is ready to host two weekend race meetings for the first time in six years. As the Labour Day first Monday in May has coincided with the Saturday Gold Coast Hollindale Cup meeting, the Ipswich Turf Club has two race programs. The Gold Coast meeting has been doubled with the Ipswich “Legs and Eddies” provincial back-up meeting for more than a decade as the preference is to race at Ipswich rather than Brisbane as a back-up to a Metropolitan meeting on the Coast. The Saturday meeting in early May at Ipswich has long...

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Trainer’s welcome success on home track

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Trainer’s welcome success on home track

IPSWICH trainer Garry Smith collected his first win at his home track at the latest Ipswich Metropolitan meeting. The winner was Rideonabigjetplane. The $15,000 first prize took the galloper’s earnings to $96,000. Apprentice Clayton Gallagher rode patiently and did not panic when near the tail of the field with 700 metres to run. A forward move from the 600 metre mark resulted in Rideonabigjetplane rounding up the field and racing away to win by three lengths. The $16 dividend for Rideonabigjetplane last Wednesday was a welcome bonus...

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Time running out to see Lloyd

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Time running out to see Lloyd

FORMER South African and champion Queensland jockey of the past two seasons Jeff Lloyd had a terrific day out at Ipswich, bagging four winners from his seven rides last week. This moved Lloyd to 27 season winners at Ipswich – ahead of reigning Ipswich premier jockey Jim Byrne and fellow former South African Robbie Fradd, on 21 wins apiece with a quarter of the season remaining. Byrne is chasing a fifth consecutive Ipswich Premiership after collecting a winning double last Wednesday with Angela’s Beauty for Bryan and Daniel Guy,...

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Update on Ipswich track improvements

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Update on Ipswich track improvements

The Ipswich Turf Club has begun a lengthy project to restore and rejuvenate the course proper. General Manager Brett Kitching said the project was necessary following the last major track works were back in 2014. “The surface cushion was eliminated and it is vital to improve the track profile by returning a degree of cushion to maintain a top-quality racing surface,” Mr Kitching said. “In partnership with Racing Queensland, our aim is that by 2022 the course proper racing surface will have significantly more cushion and a much healthier root...

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Ipswich club to the rescue

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Ipswich club to the rescue

AFTER a heavy workload it was decided by Racing Queensland to give the Doomben track a three-week rest leading into the Winter Carnival, which includes five consecutive Group 1 meetings. This necessitated a change of the programmed Ipswich meeting from this Friday to Wednesday at very late notice. Beaudesert took up the Friday meeting and Racing Queensland were grateful to each club for assisting the industry out of a difficult situation. The Ipswich meeting has received 200 nominations, creating a 10-race program. Glenn’s celebration...

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SEQ Program Changes

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SEQ Program Changes

Following consultation with the Australians Trainers Association and clubs, RQ confirms that there has been changes made to the racing schedule in SEQ on Wednesday 11 April and Friday 13 April. The changes have been made to provide the track at Doomben with a three week break from racing leading into its important Winter Carnival commitments. The changes are: Wednesday 11 April – was Brisbane RC at Doomben, but is now Ipswich TC. The venue change has necessitated the programing of an additional race and also changes to some distances on the...

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