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Racing Queensland Boards abolished on Stradbroke Handicap eve

Racing Queensland Boards abolished on Stradbroke Handicap eve

2 Jun, 2015

All four Racing Queensland boards are to be abolished on the eve of the running of the Queensland Winter Carnival’s showpiece Stradbroke Handicap race day following the release of the damning report by Alan MacSporran in relation to the greyhound live baiting scandal.

Multiple Group 1 winner Boban is one of many top class gallopers …

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw Key For Rebel Dane

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw Key For Rebel Dane

27 May, 2014

Trainer Gary Portelli believes that the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw is key to the chances of Rebel Dane in the Group 1 event at Eagle Farm on June 7.

Trainer Gary Portelli is hoping that Rebel Dane can recieve a bit of luck in the 2014 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw. Photo by: Steve Hart…

Hucklebuck To Improve In Queensland Guineas

Hucklebuck To Improve In Queensland Guineas

27 May, 2014

Trainer Phillip Stokes believes that Hucklebuck has trained on strongly from his defeat in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben on May 17 and is confident that the talented gelding will produce an improved performance in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Hucklebuck is rated one of …

Solzhenitsyn To Carry 61 Kilograms In BRC Sprint

Solzhenitsyn To Carry 61 Kilograms In BRC Sprint

13 May, 2014

Trainer Robert Heathcote has confirmed that Solzhenitsyn will contest the 2014 BRC Sprint at Doomben on Saturday, despite being allocated 61 kilograms by Racing Queensland handicappers.

Solzhenitsyn will face a tough assignment with 61 kilograms on his back in the 2014 BRC Sprint at Doomben on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Solzhenitsyn returned …

Snitzerland to head to paddock, out of BTC Cup

Snitzerland to head to paddock, out of BTC Cup

9 May, 2014

The Gerald Ryan trained Snitzerland will be sent to the paddock after being scratched from the Group 1 $400,000 Bundaberg Distilling Co. BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday because of a shoulder injury.

Snitzerland not to run in the BTC Cup. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Ryan reported to Racing Queensland stewards this …

Pinch River To Perform Better Than Magic Millions Odds Suggest

Pinch River To Perform Better Than Magic Millions Odds Suggest

10 Jan, 2014

Pinch River is rated an outsider in 2014 Magic Millions Classic betting markets, but trainer Robert Heathcote is confident that the gelding will perform better than his odds suggest in the $2 million event this weekend.

Pinch River is chasing the third win of his racing career in the 2014 Magic Millions Classic at the …

Nordic Empire in doubt for 2014 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

Nordic Empire in doubt for 2014 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

8 Jan, 2014

Victorian colt Nordic Empire is in doubt to take his place in the 2014 Jeep $2m Magic Millions 2yo Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday after pulling up lame this morning.

Nordic Empire is in doubt for the Magic Millions 2yo Classic. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Caulfield trainer Mick Price immediately …

Echo Gal Still A Chance For Magic Millions Classic

Echo Gal Still A Chance For Magic Millions Classic

3 Jan, 2014

Echo Gal remains a chance to contest the 2014 Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 11 and will trial in front of Racing Queensland stewards tomorrow.

Tommy Berry remains confident that Echo Gal is a winning chance in the Magic Millions Classic. Photo by: Steve Hart

Echo Gal was well-backed in …

Toowoomba on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve

Toowoomba on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve

11 Dec, 2013

The reconstructed Toowoomba course proper is on track for re-opening on New Year’s Eve following the successful running of two jump outs on Tuesday morning.

Fillydelphia has been earmarked to run in the Bernborough Handicap at Toowoomba''s re-opening. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The Toowoomba Turf Club will showcase their new StrathAyr track with the running …

Queensland jockey Desiree Gill dies after race fall

Queensland jockey Desiree Gill dies after race fall

11 Nov, 2013

Popular Queensland jockey and mother of two Desiree Gill passed away on Sunday as result of injuries sustained from a fall at the Sunshine Coast race meeting on Saturday night.

As usual, the close-knit racing fraternity comes together is times of tragedy and her husband, leading Gympie trainer Barry Gill, will get all the support …