Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winners
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.Find out more
Picnic in the Park earned recognition as equal first in Australian history for number of wins in one season along side Top Ace by winning 21 races during the 1984-1985 season.Find out more
Set a Queensland record when in won 15 straight races in north Queensland in the 1960s (one win was a dead heat). He won 14 of them at Townsville and one at the Cairns Amateurs.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
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
Brisbane Trainers' Premierships from 1955 to 2009.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 Ron Maund trained super mare had a huge heart which endeared her to racing fans across the nation.Find out more
One of the best Queensland stayers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He is the only horse to win back to back Doomben Cups (1959-60) when the race was a handicap.Find out more
Vic Rail was a controversial but well liked trainer who died after the Hendra virus struck his stable in 1994.Find out more
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership