Welcome to the Queensland History of Racing website
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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Magic Millions 2YO Classic results.Find out more
First meeting Totalisator Administration Board of Queensland-committee room Tattersall's Club.Find out more
Tough stayer who did most of his early racing in country-provincial areas and won the Stanthorpe Cup as a four-year-old. Got better with age and came to Brisbane where he won the Labor Day Cup, Moreton Handicap and Exhibition Handicap in the early 1970s.Find out more
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
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
Channel 7 launched Queensland's first live racing program The Little Black Book in 1964.Find out more
Mount Isa Cup results.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
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
Won his first race, an Eagle Farm maiden, on the same day as the later Caulfield Cup winner Basha Fleika in 1951. Almost all of Carioca’s racing was in Sydney where he developed a great affinity with champion jockey Billy Cook.Find out more
Multiple Brisbane Trainers' Premiership winners
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Brisbane Jockey Premiership