Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.
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Racing in Queensland 1890-2017
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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
The Ron Maund trained super mare had a huge heart which endeared her to racing fans across the nation.Find out more
High Syce is in many ways the forgotten horse of Queensland racing as he was sold to big Melbourne owner Rita Buxton in 1928. High Syce was bred at Canning Downs Stud near Warwick and did his early racing in Brisbane where he won the QTC Sires, QTC Derby, QTC St Leger and QTC Guineas.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
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
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
The Kruger brothers ran the famous Lyndhurst Stud which they saved from the brink in the late 1950s.Find out more
Speed machine who ran an Australian record for 800 metres when he won the Dalby Lightning. He won the San Domenico Stakes and AJC 2003-2004 Challenge Stakes.Find out more
Race finish photo from Albion Park, also known as 'The Creek' in 1937. Provided by Geoff Shephard it shows a photo finish on the Creek's sand track with the sparsely populated Hamilton Hill in the background.Find out more
Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winnersFind out more
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