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 1890-2018
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From the archives...
At the time was the most expensive horse bought to race in Queensland being by the boom sire of the 1960s Star Kingdom. Kaoru Star did his bit on the racetrack and at stud to keep the Star Kingdom name afloat.Find out more
Jim Standfield was a top class lightweight jockey whose career was cut short by a fall during a barrier trial in October 1958. His best wins include a QTC Oaks, Queensland Cup and Tattersall's Cup.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
Strawberry Road was a brilliant stayer who recorded one of the easiest wins on record in the 1983 AJC Derby.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
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
Terry Lucas was associated with some of the best horses to ever race in Queensland including Tails and Dalrello.Find out more
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Brisbane Trainers' Premierships from 1955 to 2009.Find out more
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Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership