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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Terry Lucas was associated with some of the best horses to ever race in Queensland including Tails and Dalrello.Find out more
Brilliant Caloundra galloper who won the 2009 Oakleigh Plate and was second in the VRC Newmarket. Won the Byrne Hart Stakes at weight for age in Brisbane.Find out more
Graham Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career including six Queensland Guineas winners.Find out more
A loyal Queenslander, Mike Pelling, a devoted family man who wanted to bring up his family in Brisbane, rarely rode outside the state. But he built a record which saw him considered among the elite jockeys to be produced here.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
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
One of Queensland's best from the 1880's he won major events in Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne beating such notable horses as Commotion, Navigator and Martini-Henry. Unfortunately, he died when in his prime after fracturing his spine during track work when in training with W.S. Hickenbotham in Victoria.Find out more
Right from when he trialled pre-season at Doomben he was rated a future star and first race start proved that when he came from well back to win an Eagle Farm two-year-old by nine lengths. He then won the now Tommy Smith Slipper at Doomben, the Gold Coast Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic and the GCTC Ken Russell Classic.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
Norm Stephens picked up the nickname "Whopper" as a tiny apprentice but was a top jockey in Brisbane for more than 30 years.Find out more
Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.
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