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Track managers inspect new works

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Track managers inspect new works

IPSWICH hosted the track managers meeting on Monday with 15 key stakeholders getting a first-hand look at the redevelopment. Following 140mm of rainfall in the past week the guests toured the track which is now looking in prime condition and on target for the April 8 return. The rain hampered racing over the weekend with many of the meetings abandoned across south east Queensland. Although irrigation isn’t needed this week with the rainfall, perhaps the most impressive upgrade is the new pump house. It hosts five vertical multi stage pumps, a...

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Valuable service

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Valuable service

PUBLICAN Dan Bowden has been a sounding board for the Ipswich Turf Club committee for over 30 years. The humble Bowden reminds us of John F Canty’s reign as chairman for 50 years, including flying the Ipswich flag during the war days when the track was used by the US Army. Bowden joined the committee in 1991 and was chairman from 1995-2001 before handing over the reins to current chairman Wayne Patch. Many would know Bowden from his post as the owner of the famous Marburg Pub and his dedication to the historical refurbishment of the...

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MARTIN INQUIRY GETS HANDED DOWN

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MARTIN INQUIRY GETS HANDED DOWN

The Palaszczuk Government has today released the findings from the Martin Inquiry into animal cruelty in the management of retired Queensland thoroughbreds and standardbreds. As part of today’s announcement, the Government accepted 37 recommendations in full, 17 recommendations in principle and one recommendation in part, and will provide almost $6 million to support the implementation of all 55 recommendations. Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said placing higher standards on the industry was imperative. “We want to protect animals in the...

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Works move to B grass

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Works move to B grass

Contractors finished works on the main track last Friday allowing for over two months of growth before racing starts back in April. With this work finished both the B grass and sand tracks will now undergo minor renovations including installing irrigation and drainage. Training will continue as normal while these works are underway with a completion date set for early March. Jump outs on the course proper are anticipated to be held on March 10.

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Experts to meet at Ipswich

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Experts to meet at Ipswich

The state’s turf experts recently met for Racing Queensland’s inaugural Racecourse and Track Managers Conference. Held at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club, the conference was structured to provide best-practice advice on racecourse turf management. Ipswich Turf Club’s track manager Sean Tou attended the conference and said it was well timed. “The focus was on disease and pest control which is something we are monitoring closely following the rainfall in Ipswich over the past month and the rapid growth we are seeing with the grass,” he said. Track...

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Hanly dedicated to the community

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Hanly dedicated to the community

Ipswich Turf Club committee member Denise Hanly was recognised with Australia Day honours and awarded an Order of Australia Medal last week. Denise was the first female in the club’s 160-year history to be voted onto the committee and her appointment made history. She is one of Ipswich’s most loyal volunteers having given back to the community since the 1980s. Her love for volunteering started when working with Telecom and through her involvement in youth employment and training programs. From there she managed touch football teams, joined...

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Queenslanders awarded OAMs

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Queenslanders awarded OAMs

Queensland racing identities Neville Bell, John McCoy and Denise Hanly have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours with the trio each awarded an Order of Australia Medal. The Queenslanders were acknowledged for their service to the racing industry and respective communities over a number of years. Bell has been the Brisbane Racing Club Chairman since 2012, and was an original member of the board when the Queensland Turf Club and Brisbane Turf Club merged in 2008. Bell was honoured for both his contribution to racing as well as...

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Denise honoured with OAM

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Denise honoured with OAM

Ipswich community volunteer and Ipswich Turf Club committee member Denise Hanly has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Ipswich. Read more in The Queensland Times – click here

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2019 year in review

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2019 year in review

As the Club slows down for the Christmas break it can report some highs and lows both on and off the track. From a racing perspective, the track came under scrutiny earlier in the year following a hot and dry summer. Queensland tracks were criticized for being too hard and fast however under the expert guidance from track manager Sean Tou, Ipswich was able to provide industry participants with a good 4 or soft 5 rating for much of January. However, the heavy irrigation approach combined with Racing Queensland funded top dressing between race...

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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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