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Infrastructure Works Delay – No Effect on Racing Return

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Infrastructure Works Delay – No Effect on Racing Return

The overall infrastructure project has again been delayed from originally proposed starting dates however, there is little impact on the key operational requirements of the Ipswich Turf Club. Works on the course proper for improvements with the irrigation and drainage continue to go to plan although little activity has occurred with the off-course works being conducted by Racing Queensland. Although very visible, the new Member’s Race day Lounge and Function Centre is still not open. Other outstanding elements include the installation of new...

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1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

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1 for the bush delivers for drought-relief

The Queensland racing industry will donate more than $50,000 to drought-relief after staging the ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign over the weekend. In total, $52,600 will be donated to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund after Racing Queensland announced it would donate $1000 every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth won a race on Saturday and Sunday. The nation’s biggest betting operators – Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy – agreed to match RQ’s contribution dollar for dollar, ensuring a $5000 windfall every time...

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Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

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Operators rally to support 1 for the bush

The nation’s biggest betting operators have rallied behind this week’s ‘1 for the Bush’ fundraising campaign to assist drought-relief by agreeing to match Racing Queensland’s contribution dollar for dollar. Earlier this week, RQ announced it would donate $1000 to the QCWA’s Public Rural Crisis Fund every time a runner carrying the number one saddlecloth wins a race across this weekend. Following Monday’s announcement, Tabcorp, Ladbrokes, Sportsbet and BetEasy have all agreed to match RQ’s contribution, throwing their significant support...

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Time to party

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Time to party

Not great; make it epic Hosting a party can be tough and we often get asked how do you make a great party a celebration not to be forgotten. There are many factors involved but one recommendation is planning. Planning Early planning is the key. Decide what type of function you want to host and seek several quotes and availability from venues. You may also want to book in a time to view the venue. But it doesn’t stop with the booking. If you have an event within three months you may want to start considering the finer items. Talk to your...

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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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