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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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First Brisbane Amateur Turf Club meeting
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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
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
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
Magic Millions 2YO Classic results.Find out more
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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.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
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
A loyal Queenslander, Mike Pelling, a devoted family man who wanted to bring up his family in Brisbane, rarely rode outside the state. But he built a record which saw him considered among the elite jockeys to be produced here.Find out more
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Includes most winners in a day.
Brisbane Jockeys' Premierships from 1945 to 2010.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership