Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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Alan Bailey and Bruce McLachlan hold the record for the most winners in a day at a Brisbane meeting. Bailey's winners on July 23, 2003 at Doomben include Carlita Miss, Nikitis, I'm Yours, Tethy's Trojan and Enclave. McLachlan achieved this feat on July 3, 1985 at Eagle Farm with Mac Red, Maple Flower, Colonial Strings, Forte and Top The Ton.Find out more
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.Find out more
Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.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
Eric Kirwan is not only one of the great two-year-old trainers of Queensland but also Australia.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
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
Race finish photo from Albion Park, also known as 'The Creek' in 1937. Provided by Geoff Shephard it shows a photo finish on the Creek's sand track with the sparsely populated Hamilton Hill in the background.Find out more
A member of one of Brisbane's most famous racing families, Bronco Conquest won most of the big races in Brisbane and rode into the 1950s.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
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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