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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 1890-2019
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Mount Isa Cup results.Find out more
Confirmed he was Queensland’s best two-year-old of the season by winning the Meynink Stakes and the first Magic Millions in 1987. Then transferred to Max Lees he won the Brambles Classic and AJC Sires as well as finishing an unlucky fourth in the Golden Slipper.Find out more
Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.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
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
Tough stayer who did most of his early racing in country-provincial areas and won the Stanthorpe Cup as a four-year-old. Got better with age and came to Brisbane where he won the Labor Day Cup, Moreton Handicap and Exhibition Handicap in the early 1970s.Find out more
Picnic in the Park earned recognition as equal first in Australian history for number of wins in one season along side Top Ace by winning 21 races during the 1984-1985 season.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 lifelong horse-racing enthusiast, Sir Edward Williams was an active supporter of the Queensland Turf Club for over 46 years. He served as Chairman of the Committee for 11 years and to honour his long service, the Queensland Turf Club instituted the Sir Edward Williams Handicap which had its inaugural running in 1996.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 Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership