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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...
Doug Bougoure trained the mighty galloper Strawberry Road but also one of his favourite horses remains Sefiona on whom, as a jockey, he won the Brisbane Handicap, Tattersall’s President’s Handicap and Toowoomba Cup. Sefiona also won the QTC Guineas, QTC Derby, QTC St Leger treble in 1947 as well as being a good two-year-old who won four races.Find out more
Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.Find out more
Speed machine who ran an Australian record for 800 metres when he won the Dalby Lightning. He won the San Domenico Stakes and AJC 2003-2004 Challenge Stakes.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
Brisbane Trainers' Premierships from 1955 to 2009.Find out more
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
Gary Doughty holds the record for riding Australia's longest priced (250-1) Group 1 winner with Abaridy in the 1986 Caulfield Guineas.Find out more
Magic Millions 2YO Classic results.Find out more
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.Find out more
Confirmed he was Queensland’s best two-year-old of the season by winning the Meynink Stakes and the first Magic Millions in 1987. Then transferred to Max Lees he won the Brambles Classic and AJC Sires as well as finishing an unlucky fourth in the Golden Slipper.Find out more
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership