Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.
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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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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
Mary Dixon was Oak Park Race Club secretary for 28 years.Find out more
Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.Find out more
In a golden period in the early 2000s Scott Seamer became Australia's form Group 1 jockey winning the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, Golden Slipper and AJC Derby.Find out more
Consular, whose career highlights included winning the 2003 Goldmarket and being runner-up to Thorn Park in the 2004 Stradbroke Hcp (1400m) at Eagle Farm had a long and solid career with 16 wins from 84 starts.Find out more
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.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
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
George Moore is not only rated as the greatest jockey to be produced in Queensland but also Australia. Moore also ranks with the world's greatest riders.Find out more
Deagon Race course will host a Community Family Picnic Race Day on September 15, 2013 - the first public race day since 1941.Find out more
The Ron Maund trained super mare had a huge heart which endeared her to racing fans across the nation.
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership