Six winners in a day
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2018
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On this day
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First meeting Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland-committee room Tattersall's Club.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
Includes most winners in a day.Find out more
Terry Lucas was associated with some of the best horses to ever race in Queensland including Tails and Dalrello.Find out more
The first organised race meeting conducted in the Nanango district was held at Nanango Station on 26 December 1859.Find out more
Veteran grey St Basil threw off his tag as one of racing's unluckiest horses when he produced a sizzling finishing burst to win the $1 million Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm in 2005.Find out more
Eric Kirwan is not only one of the great two-year-old trainers of Queensland but also Australia.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
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
Starcraft was an international superstar who possessed a devastating final 200 burst.Find out more
Graham Dawson profiles Tony Erhart's career as a jockey, trainer and studmaster in 1983.
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