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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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Long price flutters win early

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Long price flutters win early

THERE were two distinctly different halves of the card at Ipswich races last Wednesday from a market price point of view as the halfway mark of the racing season passed by. In the first four races there were roughies galore including Tycoon Flutter for trainer Jason Edwards and rider Micheal Hellyer. A son of staying sire O’Reilly, Tycoon Flutter defied average recent form to move just short of $100,000 in career prizemoney at his thirty-seventh race start. It was just the fourth career win for the six-year-old and the starting price of...

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Notice: Ipswich TC Saturday 12 January 2019

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Notice: Ipswich TC Saturday 12 January 2019

Visitors to the Ipswich Turf Club are advised that the pedestrian walkway / footpath adjacent to the Horse mounting yard has been temporarily moved closer to the mounting yard whilst construction works are underway. The temporary footpath allows visitors to walk between the winning horse stalls at the northern end of the mounting yard to the Grandstand access stairs, as before. The temporary footpath will be in position during the race events Saturday 12th and Friday 18th January 2019.

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Connections roar for long-odds mare at Ipswich

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Connections roar for long-odds mare at Ipswich

THERE was a decent turnout at the Ipswich Racetrack on Saturday as pleasant conditions encouraged visitors from afar. The best example of the day was the win by Aberlady for Beaudesert trainer Darleen Duryea. The five-year-old mare was looking for her third win in as many months after wins at Beaudesert in November and the Sunshine Coast in December. After two previous unplaced career runs at Ipswich, Aberlady was on the third line of betting with Luke Dittman riding. In a thrilling finish Aberlady managed to just get the narrow judge’s...

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Magic Millions bid at Ipswich racetrack

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Magic Millions bid at Ipswich racetrack

TURF CHAT THE weather was much more pleasant on Friday at the final race meeting of the season at the Ipswich racetrack. After patrons, staff, licensees and equines alike managed to get through extreme temperatures at the previous meeting, conditions were milder last week. On a seven race card, with quite a number of highlights, the main interest was in the two-year-old race early in the day and the race lived up to expectations. South Australian trainer Tony McEvoy brought his filly Hills to Ipswich for her maiden start and was not...

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Pretty good effort for deserving Ipswich trainer

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Pretty good effort for deserving Ipswich trainer

TURF CHAT IPSWICH trainer Allan Doyle was happy with the morning start on Friday as he collected an early Chrissie present in the first race of the day. Doyle’s winner was former maiden galloper Pretty Ricky. Apprentice jockey Carly Frater-Hill led with him from barrier to box in a smart display. After four places from five previous career starts, the win was due reward for the galloper and connection’s efforts. Doyle was raised with his siblings including brother Noel at Riverview. He has been training for several decades...

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Ipswich TC – Friday 21 December – Amended Race Times

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Ipswich TC – Friday 21 December – Amended Race Times

Following consultation between Racing Queensland, Ipswich Turf Club, QRIC, ATA and QJA, the race times for the Ipswich TC race meeting on Friday 21 December have been amended. The decision to amend the scheduling has been made in the interests of human and equine welfare given that temperatures are expected to exceed 40 degrees at the hottest part of the day. Accordingly, the revised timetable (Queensland time) for the meeting will now be: Race 1   10:25am Race 2   10:55am Race 3   11:25am Race 4   11:55am Race 5   12:30pm Race 6   1:05pm...

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