Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2019
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Sir Albert Sakzewski was the founding chairman and government nominee of the Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland and bred and raced many successful horses over a fifty year period.Find out more
One of the best Queensland stayers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is the only horse to win back to back Doomben Cups (1959-60) when the race was a handicap.Find out more
Vic Rail was a controversial but well liked trainer who died after the Hendra virus struck his stable in 1994.Find out more
A member of one of Brisbane's most famous racing families, Bronco Conquest won most of the big races in Brisbane and rode into the 1950s.Find out more
Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winnersFind 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
Group 3 Tattersall's Cup resultsFind out more
Deagon racecourse is a full time training facility and head quarters of Racing Queensland. It also now hosts yearly picnic races.Find out more
Graham Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career including six Queensland Guineas winners.Find out more
Starcraft was an international superstar who possessed a devastating final 200 burst.Find out more
First meeting Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland, committee room Tattersall's Club, 1 March 1962. Left to right Mr C.C. Carey (Trotting Control Board), Dr T. J. Cooney (IATC), Mr Douglas Wadley (QTC), Mr A. Sakzewski (Chairman and Government Nominee), Dr C. W. Uhr (BATC), Dr J. F. O'Duffy (RJC), Mr T. L. Heatley (NQRA). Absent - Mr J. F. Banks (CQRA) who resigned March 1962 and was replaced by Mr F. Hart.
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