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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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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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Racing Queensland welcomes government announcement of $26 million for thoroughbreds

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Racing Queensland welcomes government announcement of $26 million for thoroughbreds

Racing Queensland Chairman Steve Wilson has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a critical $26 million in funding for thoroughbred racing that will support industry viability and position the sport to grow its $1.2 billion annual contribution to the state economy. Prize money increases will be delivered in two stages with an immediate $18 million increase effective November 1, 2018 and, a further $8 million increase in six (6) months. Mr Wilson said: “We would like to thank the government for their willingness to engage on this...

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Friday 19/10 meeting abandoned

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Friday 19/10 meeting abandoned

Due to the inclement weather currently being experienced in SE Queensland, an inspection has been conducted this afternoon at Ipswich by RQ and QRIC officials and the track has been deemed unsafe to race on. For those guests attending the Legacy Race Day the Luncheon will still proceed.

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Distance Changes to Two Races – Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 24 October

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Distance Changes to Two Races – Ipswich Turf Club – Wednesday 24 October

RQ confirms that following communications with Ipswich Turf Club, there have been amendments to the distance of two races on the program for the club’s race meeting on Wednesday 24 October. The changes are: Benchmark 65 Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1350m; and Maiden Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1350m. The changes have been made to allow the racing surface near the crossing which has previously encountered issues further time to recover following the recent bout of inclement weather experienced in SEQ. The remainder of the program for...

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Tuesday races abandoned; program changes for Friday

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Tuesday races abandoned; program changes for Friday

RQ confirms that following the abandonment of the (replacement) race meeting at Ipswich TC tomorrow (Tuesday 16 October), the following race fields have been transferred to the club’s race meeting on Friday 19 October: QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m (was Race 3 at 16 October ITC meeting).  $20k + QTIS bonuses QTIS 3YO Maiden Plate 1200m (was Race 4 at 16 October ITC meeting).  $20k + QTIS bonuses   The same fields in both of these races have been retained in their entirety with scratchings reinstated. For the purposes of apprentice claim...

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Ipswich TC – Replacement Race Meeting – Tuesday 16 October

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Ipswich TC – Replacement Race Meeting – Tuesday 16 October

RQ confirms that following consultation with QRIC and as a consequence of the abandonment of the Ipswich TC race meeting on Wednesday 10 October, there has been a replacement race meeting programed for Ipswich TC on Tuesday 16 October. The program for the replacement meeting will replicate that for the abandoned meeting, with however the following distance changes made to three races: QTIS 3yo Benchmark 65 Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1550m Maiden Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1550m Class 5 Handicap – was 1666m, is now 1550m As it is a...

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Ipswich TC Wed 10 October – ABANDONED

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Ipswich TC Wed 10 October – ABANDONED

RQ advises the ABANDONMENT of today’s (Wednesday) Ipswich TC race meeting following a track inspection by QRIC stewards which concluded that an area of the track shortly after the winning post was deemed unsafe to race on. RQ will consider alternative options for racing opportunities for horses which were denied their opportunity to start at the Ipswich race meeting. Please note that any horses accepted for Ipswich today can nominate for  any race meeting this weekend up until acceptance time for that meeting.

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