Includes most winners in a day.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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Brilliant filly who led all of the way to win the 2005 QTC Sires Produce Handicap as well as the Doomben Slipper. She later won the Group 1 Australia Stakes and the Moir Stakes both at Moonee Valley.Find out more
Brilliant Caloundra galloper who won the 2009 Oakleigh Plate and was second in the VRC Newmarket. Won the Byrne Hart Stakes at weight for age in Brisbane.Find out more
Alan Bailey and Bruce McLachlan hold the record for the most winners in a day at a Brisbane meeting. Bailey's winners on July 23, 2003 at Doomben include Carlita Miss, Nikitis, I'm Yours, Tethy's Trojan and Enclave. McLachlan achieved this feat on July 3, 1985 at Eagle Farm with Mac Red, Maple Flower, Colonial Strings, Forte and Top The Ton.Find out more
Mary Dixon was Oak Park Race Club secretary for 28 years.Find out more
The first automatic totalisator operating at Eagle Farm was installed in 1917 for the Queensland Turf Club and this was the third automatic totalisator to be installed in the world.Find out more
Includes most winners in a day.Find out more
Group 1 Doomben Cup results.Find out more
Jim Standfield was a top class lightweight jockey whose career was cut short by a fall during a barrier trial in October 1958. His best wins include a QTC Oaks, Queensland Cup and Tattersall's Cup.Find out more
A three times premiership winning jockey in the early to mid-1960s, Arthur Lister was the number one jockey for the powerful Fred Best stable during that period.Find out more
Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.Find out more
Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winners
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership