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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward

With the Christmas-New Year period looming, it is fun to play Janus, the mythological figure often symbolised by a face that looks both backwards and forwards.

The Great Escapes

The Great Escapes

Nanango Race Club’s Christmas meeting on December 3 turned up a series of close shaves and some remarkably good luck.

Races Outpace The Rain

Races Outpace The Rain

Nanango Race Club’s Christmas Race Meeting went ahead on Sunday despite dire rainfall threats of 25mm to 50mm from the Weather Bureau.

Big Fields For Nanango This Sunday

Big Fields For Nanango This Sunday

The fact that there are 55 acceptors for the Christmas meeting at Lee Park on Sunday is more than pleasing.

Wordsmith Makes A Statement

Wordsmith Makes A Statement

Danish Diction, the Tasmanian bred gelding that won at Mount Perry last weekend for Melody O’Brien, is one of four straight success stories for Tom Moloney.

Election Provokes A Ripple Of Rejoicing

Election Provokes A Ripple Of Rejoicing

The country racing fraternity should be pleased that the two major parties have made key commitments to the sector in the lead up to next Saturday’s state election.

Kropp’s Harvest At Kumbia

Kropp’s Harvest At Kumbia

Gary Geran saluted twice while wearing Matt Kropp’s royal blue and white stable livery at Kumbia on Tuesday, much to the delight of favourite backers.

Premier Takes A Punt On Kumbia

Premier Takes A Punt On Kumbia

The Kumbia Cup mightn’t stop a nation like its rival does in Melbourne, but it’s important enough to attract political heavyweights out and about on the campaign trail.

Scott Seeks Kumbia Success

Scott Seeks Kumbia Success

On Tuesday, Kingaroy owners Stan and Debbie Corbett may provide their trainer Scott Pedron with his first visit to the winner’s circle at Kumbia, courtesy of Stratalena or Fort Myer.

Racing Outpaces The Rain

Racing Outpaces The Rain

Saturday in the South Burnett started with a few sprinkles and gradually built up to a downpour … but that didn’t stop a large crowd turning out to Wondai’s race track despite the leaden skies.

Fascinating Fare For Wondai’s Cup Day

Fascinating Fare For Wondai’s Cup Day

Patrons who are loyal to the locals will have plenty of choice on Saturday – the South Burnett Race Club’s Caulfield Cup meeting has been supported by no less than eight Burnett stables.

Photo Finish For Lyall’s Career

Photo Finish For Lyall’s Career

In 2013, comic-actress Magda Szubanski, who was in Nanango for the Big Screen Film Festival, relished her interactions with jockey Lyall Appo at the Lee Park races.

Plump Premiership Purses

Plump Premiership Purses

The South East Country Racing Association deserves credit for richly rewarding the leaders in their fields for the 2016-17 racing year.

Premiers Unite At Nanango

Premiers Unite At Nanango

Top trainer Glenn Richardson and top jockey Jason Hoopert will team up with Jill’s Shadow in the Heritage Nanango BM55 at Lee Park on Saturday

Full Fields For Nanango Races

Full Fields For Nanango Races

The Nanango Race Club will be holding its annual Heritage Cup Race Meeting on Saturday – always one of its most colourful meetings of the year

Spring Is In The Air

Spring Is In The Air

For the next ten weeks, the nation’s turf watchers will be firmly focussed on what could be termed an embarrassment of riches on offer in the south.

May The Run Roll On

May The Run Roll On

In recent weeks, South Burnett interests have kept the scoreboard ticking over, and this weekend will see the district’s representatives scattered far and wide.

“Bunny” Had Rivals On The Hop

“Bunny” Had Rivals On The Hop

Nanango trainer Brian “Bunny” Laherty saddled his first winner on Sunday, August 13.

Cup Day Was An Exciting Smorgasbord

Cup Day Was An Exciting Smorgasbord

The entree to last Saturday’s attractive program at Nanango was the Blessing Of The Jockeys by Father Dan Grundy.

Cup Meeting Produces Thrills And Spills

Cup Meeting Produces Thrills And Spills

Nanango Race Club’s annual Nanango Cup race meeting is always one the South Burnett’s biggest, and this year’s outing was no exception.

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