First Dalby meeting
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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A lifelong horse-racing enthusiast, Sir Edward Williams was an active supporter of the Queensland Turf Club for over 46 years. He served as Chairman of the Committee for 11 years and to honour his long service, the Queensland Turf Club instituted the Sir Edward Williams Handicap which had its inaugural running in 1996.Find out more
Rarely has Queensland seen such a tough and consistent mare who not only won 17 of her 37 starts but was second another 12 times as well as a third.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 winnersFind out more
Dalby is one of the oldest racing venues in Queensland conducting its first race meeting over two days on July 27 and 28, 1859. In 2009 the Dalby Plough Inn Cup celebrated its 150th anniversary from its first run in 1859.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
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
Vic Rail was a controversial but well liked trainer who died after the Hendra virus struck his stable in 1994.Find out more
Picnic in the Park won 21 races in a row over a period of approximately 6 months during the 1984-1985 season. This included many track records, and even 2 wins in one day at the Gold Coast.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
Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winners
Bruce McLachlan won his first trainers premiership in 1979 with many great runners that year.
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