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.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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Tough stayer who did most of his early racing in country-provincial areas and won the Stanthorpe Cup as a four-year-old. Got better with age and came to Brisbane where he won the Labor Day Cup, Moreton Handicap and Exhibition Handicap in the early 1970s.Find out more
Sir Albert Sakzewski was the founding chairman and government nominee of the Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland and bred and raced many successful horses over a fifty year period.Find out more
A member of one of Brisbane's most famous racing families, Bronco Conquest won most of the big races in Brisbane and rode into the 1950s.Find out more
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.Find out more
Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.Find out more
Strawberry Road was a brilliant stayer who recorded one of the easiest wins on record in the 1983 AJC Derby.Find out more
Group 3 Tattersall's Cup resultsFind out more
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One of Queensland's best from the 1880's he won major events in Queensland, Sydney and Melbourne beating such notable horses as Commotion, Navigator and Martini-Henry. Unfortunately, he died when in his prime after fracturing his spine during track work when in training with W.S. Hickenbotham in Victoria.Find out more
Alby Pratt was one of the first to swim his horses extensively instead of hard trackwork.Find out more
Brisbane Trainers' Premierships from 1955 to 2009.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership