News About: Toowoomba

Tinto Primed for Bernborough Stakes Success

Tinto Primed for Bernborough Stakes Success

15 Dec, 2014

Breaking through for a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing over winter, trainer Rex Lipp is confident talented mare Tinto’s credible run for third in the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) over the weekend will figure as a key tune-up when taking to the stalls for the Listed Bernborough Stakes (1600m) at …

Racing New South Wales to stick with turf tracks

Racing New South Wales to stick with turf tracks

3 Jul, 2012

Racing New South Wales has spoken out against the installation of synthetic tracks and will rely on new innovative materials to upgrade existing turf tracks throughout the state.

Chief Executive Peter V’landys said that Racing New South Wales had investigated the prospect of synthetic racing but was unable to find a synthetic surface that was …

Wallace returns to Toowoomba to take out Cup

Wallace returns to Toowoomba to take out Cup

29 Mar, 2012

Musashi Of Mieko wins the Toowoomba Cup - photo (c) Daniel Costello

Trainer John Wallace returned to Toowoomba today to take out his fifth Cup with long shot Musashi Of Mieko.

Wallace moved to the Gold Coast many years ago but began his long training career at the top of the Range with a great …

Brave Kristy Will Never Walk Again

Brave Kristy Will Never Walk Again

13 Jan, 2012

It was the news that seemed somewhat inevitable but it was still no less devastating to hear, Kristy Banks will never walk again.

Banks was involved in a race fall at Toowoomba on New Year’s eve when her mount August Bishop clipped heels and brought her down.

Unlike many falls Banks has full recollection of …

Kirsty Banks Faces Anxious Wait

Kirsty Banks Faces Anxious Wait

4 Jan, 2012

Kristy Banks remains in a serious condition in hospital following her horror fall at Toowoomba on Saturday night.

Banks remains under close watch at the Princess Alexandra where she’s been since New Year’s Eve after sustaining severe spinal damage.

She had surgery on her spine as soon as she arrived at the facility with the …

Patinack Draws 1st Blood in 2 Year Old Season

Patinack Draws 1st Blood in 2 Year Old Season

26 Sep, 2011

Brett Killion heads the Patinack team in Queensland

Crown Of Coureuse prepared by the strong Patinack team took out Queensland’s first two-year-old race of the season, the $75,000 Fitton Insurance Hopeful Plate over 1000 metres on Saturday night at Clifford Park Toowoomba.

The two year old bay filly started at $21 and scored by 3.3 …

Deagon Upgrade Part Of Racing QLD’s Big Spend

Deagon Upgrade Part Of Racing QLD’s Big Spend

21 Jul, 2011

As it stands right now Deagon Racecourse is a facility pretty much unknown to the wider part of horse racing circles around the country.

Sitting in a prime location in the Northern suburbs of Brisbane the circuit is used exclusively as a training and trials venue with racing having ceased decades ago.

That is set …