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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 1890-2018
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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
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
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
Won his first race, an Eagle Farm maiden, on the same day as the later Caulfield Cup winner Basha Fleika in 1951. Almost all of Carioca’s racing was in Sydney where he developed a great affinity with champion jockey Billy Cook.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
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
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
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
Includes most winners in a day.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