Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2018
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Jockey Bill Briscoe set a high bench mak by recording 87 wins in one season. It took 40 years before the record was broken.Find out more
Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.Find out more
Eric Kirwan is not only one of the great two-year-old trainers of Queensland but also Australia.Find out more
The 1959 Melbourne Cup went to a New Zealand-bred gelding that was owned in Julia Creek, trained by a former Mackay boy and ridden by a "lucky last minute" South Australian jockey. His name was Macdougal.Find out more
The Kruger brothers ran the famous Lyndhurst Stud which they saved from the brink in the late 1950s.Find out more
Brian has worked as an engineer on totalisator systems at the Brisbane racetracks for 32 years coming to Brisbane with the first on course computer totalisators.Find out more
Amberdown was a sensational two-year-old claiming the time-honoured 1916 Stradbroke Handicap.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
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
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Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.
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