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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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On this day
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Con "Chubby" Holloway was a fearless bookmaker for decades.Find out more
Right from when he trialled pre-season at Doomben he was rated a future star and first race start proved that when he came from well back to win an Eagle Farm two-year-old by nine lengths. He then won the now Tommy Smith Slipper at Doomben, the Gold Coast Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic and the GCTC Ken Russell Classic.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
Keith Noud was the voice of racing in Brisbane since he first faced the microphone in 1937 and called over 45,000 races in his career.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
The 1959 Melbourne Cup went to a New Zealand-bred gelding that was owned in Julia Creek, trained by a former Mackay boy and ridden by a "lucky last minute" South Australian jockey. His name was Macdougal.Find out more
Women jockeys owe her a great respect because Pam O'Neill fought long and hard for their right to ride against men. She finally got her permit to ride against men in 1979 but was not allowed to complete an apprenticeship.Find out more
The Kruger brothers ran the famous Lyndhurst Stud which they saved from the brink in the late 1950s.Find out more
First meeting Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland-committee room Tattersall's Club.Find out more
Australia has a rich history in the field of the automatic totalisator with the first one in the world being invented in Australia in 1913. The one installed at Eagle Farm in 1917 was only the third one in the world. These early Australian totalisators are regarded by some as the first computers and there are many anecdotes relating to the totes in Brisbane.Find out more
Australia has a rich history in the field of the automatic totalisator with the first one in the world being invented in Australia in 1913. The one installed at Eagle Farm in 1917 was only the third one in the world. These early Australian totalisators are regarded by some as the first computers and there are many anecdotes relating to the totes in Brisbane.
The Ron Maund trained super mare had a huge heart which endeared her to racing fans across the nation.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership