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Winning pick-up ride Jagged

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Winning pick-up ride Jagged

GOLD COAST-based jockey Jag Guthmann-Chester had a fortunate pick up ride last Wednesday at Ipswich when he rode Greywolf to victory for Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie. Apprentice Baylee Nothdurft was originally engaged to ride five-year-old Greywolf however could not meet the commitment. Ben Currie has won the past two Queensland Provincial Training Premierships and is heading in the same direction again with his normal high tally at Toowoomba, and a growing number of wins elsewhere including Ipswich. The win was Currie’s sixth at...

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Punters’ paradise as trio of favourites finish top

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Punters’ paradise as trio of favourites finish top

THE FIRST race at Ipswich last Friday went to long odds-on favourite Alloraine to start a run of predominantly favoured winners. Alloraine, a three-year-old filly by Falvelon, easily won the first of the day over the 800 metre scamper to chalk up her maiden career win at her fourth race start. Trained by Toowoomba’s Tony Sears and ridden by Nozi Tomizawa, Alloraine strode away down the straight to easily hold the field at bay and justify the $1.50 quote. Alloraine was one of three betting favourites to win at Ipswich on Friday, the...

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Notice To Stakeholders: Ipswich Turf Club Redevelopment

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Notice To Stakeholders: Ipswich Turf Club Redevelopment

The $13 million redevelopment of Ipswich Turf Club has started a new phase – including the demolition of buildings. As a result there have been some changes to how you enter and move around the Turf Club. There will be maps, signs and way finders on-site to help you navigate around. But you might want to familiarise yourself ahead of your next visit to Ipswich by looking at our new map – it can be downloaded here....

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Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 5 December – Additional Race Programed

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Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 5 December – Additional Race Programed

Racing Queensland confirms that following consultation with the Australian Trainers Association, a race has been added to the program for the Ipswich TC race meeting on Wednesday 5 December. QTIS Two-Year-Old Maiden Plate (SW)  1100m Of $25,000 plus applicable QTIS bonuses Nominations for the additional race will close at 11:00am on Friday 30 November 2018. The program for this race meeting will now comprise nine races with all other information pertaining to it remaining as has been previously...

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Ipswich Turf Club redevelopment set to hit top gear

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Ipswich Turf Club redevelopment set to hit top gear

The Palaszczuk Government’s $13 million redevelopment of Ipswich Turf Club is powering ahead with demolition kicking off and earthworks and civil works set to commence in December. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe visited Bundamba today to inspect the works which will deliver new and improved racing facilities, better amenities for racegoers along with a track upgrade and space for commercial development. “Ipswich is one of Queensland’s most important racing centres and this redevelopment will help to secure the...

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Cym-bolic victory at Ipswich

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Cym-bolic victory at Ipswich

IT was an appropriate time of the year for the Meagher family to collect a win at Ipswich as Cymbalism saluted with Ronnie Stewart aboard. Cymbalism is trained by Chris Meagher, who is currently heading up the Meagher family training operations in Melbourne and Brisbane. Chris’ father John trained Melbourne Cup winner What a Nuisance back in 1985 for multiple Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams. In all, Williams has hoisted six Melbourne Cups including Green Moon (2012), Almandin (2016), and Rekindling (2017) in the past decade...

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Filly to watch after surprise win

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Filly to watch after surprise win

BRISBANE trainer Lawrie Mayfield-Smith collected his second Ipswich winner in as many months after Sunny St Cloud saluted on Wednesday. Mayfield-Smith has been training in Queensland for a few decades with the good race mare Sonata arguably being his best charge over that time. Sonata was Group 1 Oaks placed and won a Group 3 Tattersalls Cup as a three-year-old in the mid-1990s. Sunny St Cloud is a three-year-old filly as well. She surprised at just her second race start last week at $21. The win followed a sixth at the Sunshine Coast at her...

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Ipswich Turf Club’s long-awaited demolition derby starts

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Ipswich Turf Club’s long-awaited demolition derby starts

THE first sledgehammer has crashed through brick at Ipswich Turf Club to mark the start of its long-awaited upgrades. The $13 million contract to undertake the most significant work in the racing club’s history was signed on November 9 after months of planning and drawn-out discussions . Upgrades to the turf club will include a two-storey building containing jockey and steward rooms and a members’ lounge and function centre. Demolition started this week at the back of the old jockey rooms. Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett...

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TURF CHAT Ipswich punters still cashing in

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TURF CHAT Ipswich punters still cashing in

THE Ipswich race meeting corresponding to the VRC Oaks Day went off without a hitch with just six races on the day. As all other TAB tracks raced on Melbourne Cup day, the galloping ranks were thinly spread resulting in a smaller than normal card at Ipswich. This didn’t stop punters however as all winners on the day were on the top or second line of betting. These included the Beaudesert-based Temujin’s Moon for trainer Greg Cornish and jockey Michael Cahill. Cup winning trend to remember AS usual the Flemington four-day carnival...

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Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase for industry viability

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Racing Queensland announces $18 million prize money increase for industry viability

Following the state government’s welcomed announcement of $26 million for thoroughbred racing, Racing Queensland Chairman Steve Wilson AM says the first prize money increase of $18 million, effective 1 November 2018, will be a welcome boost for racing across Queensland with a particular focus on non-metropolitan racing to assist industry viability, competitiveness and participant cash flow. Mr Wilson said: “This prize money boost will address one of the biggest challenges facing racing in Queensland; its ongoing viability, long-term...

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