In the by gone era, before the massive entertainment options available to people today, race meetings were a huge social event and attracted tens of thousands to race courses all over Queensland. Ladies days were very popular.
Welcome to the Queensland History of Racing website
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 1890-2017
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From the archives...
A three times premiership winning jockey in the early to mid-1960s, Arthur Lister was the number one jockey for the powerful Fred Best stable during that period.Find out more
Terry Lucas was associated with some of the best horses to ever race in Queensland including Tails and Dalrello.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
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
Deagon Race course will host a Community Family Picnic Race Day on September 15, 2013 - the first public race day since 1941.Find out more
Dalby is one of the oldest racing venues in Queensland conducting its first race meeting over two days on July 27 and 28, 1859. In 2009 the Dalby Plough Inn Cup celebrated its 150th anniversary from its first run in 1859.Find out more
Mount Isa Cup results.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
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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
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