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Racing in Queensland 1890-2018
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First Brisbane Amateur Turf Club meeting
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In a golden period in the early 2000s Scott Seamer became Australia's form Group 1 jockey winning the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Golden Slipper and AJC Derby.Find out more
The Kruger brothers ran the famous Lyndhurst Stud which they saved from the brink in the late 1950s.Find out more
Rarely has Queensland seen such a tough and consistent mare who not only won 17 of her 37 starts but was second another 12 times as well as a third.Find out more
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
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
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.Find out more
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
Smart filly who won the 2003 Magic Millions giving jockey Michael Rodd his second big race win. She had earlier won the McDougall Stakes in devastating style.Find out more
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The first organised race meeting conducted in the Nanango district was held at Nanango Station on 26 December 1859.Find out more
Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.
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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Brisbane Jockey Premiership