Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.
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We hope you will enjoy browsing through the varied and colourful past of the racing industry and return to the site again and again.
Racing in Queensland 1890-2018
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Graham Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career including six Queensland Guineas winners.Find out more
Won his first race, an Eagle Farm maiden, on the same day as the later Caulfield Cup winner Basha Fleika in 1951. Almost all of Carioca’s racing was in Sydney where he developed a great affinity with champion jockey Billy Cook.Find out more
Speed machine who ran an Australian record for 800 metres when he won the Dalby Lightning. He won the San Domenico Stakes and AJC 2003-2004 Challenge Stakes.Find out more
Smart filly who won the 2003 Magic Millions giving jockey Michael Rodd his second big race win. She had earlier won the McDougall Stakes in devastating style.Find out more
Consular, whose career highlights included winning the 2003 Goldmarket and being runner-up to Thorn Park in the 2004 Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) at Eagle Farm had a long and solid career with 16 wins from 84 starts.Find out more
Includes most winners in a day.Find out more
George Moore is not only rated as the greatest jockey to be produced in Queensland but also Australia. Moore also ranks with the world's greatest riders.Find out more
Amberdown was a sensational two-year-old claiming the time-honoured 1916 Stradbroke Handicap.Find out more
The first organised race meeting conducted in the Nanango district was held at Nanango Station on 26 December 1859.Find out more
High Syce is in many ways the forgotten horse of Queensland racing as he was sold to big Melbourne owner Rita Buxton in 1928. High Syce was bred at Canning Downs Stud near Warwick and did his early racing in Brisbane where he won the QTC Sires, QTC Derby, QTC St Leger and QTC Guineas.Find out more
Includes most winners in a day.
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