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Wondai’s Day Of Lows And Highs

Wondai’s Day Of Lows And Highs

Last Saturday’s South Burnett Race Club’s meeting was a time of mixed emotions.

Quartet Creates A Quandary

Quartet Creates A Quandary

The Lewis Duff Memorial Handicap (1100m) at Wondai on Saturday is an appetising affair.

Machu Picchu … So Close!

Machu Picchu … So Close!

“She gave her all” was the theme expressed by connections after Machu Picchu’s close fourth in the recent Battle of the Bush Final.

The Grand Final

The Grand Final

Nanango trainer Brian “Bunny” Laherty had his eye on one of the mini-trophies on the table in Brisbane on Wednesday for almost the entire barrier-draw period for the Battle of the Bush

Nanango’s Classic Connection

Nanango’s Classic Connection

With the 2019 Queensland Derby going to Mr Quickie on Stradbroke Day, it is timely to recall that the Burnett had a slice of the early classics staged in colonial days.

Bush Battle Countdown Begins

Bush Battle Countdown Begins

Barcaldine hosted the final southern heat of the Battle of the Bush Series on Stradbroke Day, and things will rapidly heat up from here.

Pearler Of A Day At Lee Park

Pearler Of A Day At Lee Park

Although Darling Downs hoop Shannon Apthorpe booted home Speedy and Classic Beau to open Nanango’s bumper autumn program last month, the females were soon to the fore.

High Stakes Combat At Nanango

High Stakes Combat At Nanango

Saturday’s round of the Battle Of The Bush Series at Lee Park is shaping up to be as gripping as last year’s edition.

Josh Was High On The Irons

Josh Was High On The Irons

The jubilation at day’s end at Burrandowan was both understandable and delightful: four months and 29 rides after his January debut booking at Bell, Joshua Morrow made his first ever trip to a winner’s slot

Excitement Is Tracking On Course

Excitement Is Tracking On Course

The final events on the South Burnett’s April racing agenda at Nanango and Wondai summed up the degree of exhilaration generated by the Easter and Anzac Day action.

Richardson Plays Home And Away

Richardson Plays Home And Away

Nanango horse trainer Glenn Richardson will have runners at Lee Park and Gladstone on Easter Saturday for a very good reason

Two Big Feature Days Approaching

Two Big Feature Days Approaching

Two key race days for Nanango and Wondai are only week or so away.

Locals Enjoy A Harvest Moon

Locals Enjoy A Harvest Moon

South Burnett primary producers aren’t the only ones bring in a harvest at this time of the year – local racing industry players have been enjoying a bright and productive time of late, too.

The Upside Of Downs Racing

The Upside Of Downs Racing

Saturday, April 6 is Toowoomba’s red-letter day for 2019: Clifford Park’s upcoming stand-alone feature card

Sweeping Statements<BR> Make For Threadbare Brooms

Sweeping Statements
Make For Threadbare Brooms

From the outset, it is fair to say that Winx is the champion of her era, particularly in the 1600-2000m domain.

Scott’s Fort Resisted The City Slickers

Scott’s Fort Resisted The City Slickers

The cleverly named and expertly placed Fort Myer held firm for Scott Pedron just over a week ago.

Anderson Does It Again

Anderson Does It Again

Hivesville horseman Lindsay Anderson’s strike rate is phenomenal. His last fifty starters (since September 24, 2017) have accumulated 14 wins, 12 seconds and six thirds

Street Corner Tip

Street Corner Tip

Back in the day, radio panels previewing upcoming racing would mention that a horse was a “street corner tip”.

Mixed Bags For The Hannahs

Mixed Bags For The Hannahs

Racing’s see-saw was in play on Saturday.

Nanango’s Battler Returns To Home Turf

Nanango’s Battler Returns To Home Turf

The line-up for last year’s inaugural Battle of the Bush Final at Doomben included the Lee Park heat winner Canid … and he’s coming back on Saturday

More Wins For Richardson

More Wins For Richardson

Although Arnwood missed a place in Brisbane last weekend, Bel Seleva (Jason Missen) comfortably continued on her winning ways at Bundaberg for Glenn Richardson’s Nanango yard

English’s Deserved Award

English’s Deserved Award

Wondai bred, Nanango based Hannah English is a worthy recipient of this year’s South Burnett Senior Sportsperson of the Year Australia Day award.

Col Would Have Been Delighted

Col Would Have Been Delighted

Local galloper Ascot Bound ($6), with Kelly Gates aboard, dug deep to provide a very satisfying touch to the Col Ryan Memorial at Wondai’s summertime program on January 19.

Worth Making The Trip To Wondai

Worth Making The Trip To Wondai

Saturday’s Fashion theme for South Burnett Race Club’s meeting is Summer Safari. Interestingly, the latter word is Swahili for journey.

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