At present, horse racing (and life in general) is a little akin to the trials and tribulations weathered by jumps jockeys.
Trainer Janene Armstrong and her fellow part owner Barry Goodwill chalked up their second victory with First Bid when the chestnut saluted Benchmark 50 Handicap (850m) at Gympie on March 7.
The Central Queensland port of Gladstone has become a haven for trainer Barry Phillips and his jockey-daughter Hannah.
Leading trainer Nanango Glenn Richardson has experienced the industry’s highs and lows lately
Last year, Hivesville trainer Lindsay Anderson tightened the race day girth for 25 runners, and accrued six wins courtesy of Clouds, Kentford and Momentum Glory, along with six placings
Several South Burnett players have kicked off the calendar year in winning style.
Although Lee Park is a long way away from Santa’s cottage, there will be a jolly roll up of horses and racegoers keen to kick off the festive season on Sunday
On A Comet, a lightly raced son of the unraced Redoute’s Choice mare Starwish, brightened Gympie racecourse on Saturday
Trainer David Reynolds and his jockey-wife Leeanne McCoy scaled the heights at Mount Perry on Saturday.
Oakey trainer Graham Banks was victorious in the 1998 Bat Out Of Hell Flying at the Gold Coast with Royal Rego, piloted by Mick Dittman
While serious punters will have done some exhaustive study before they head to the Kumbia betting ring on Cup day, other patrons will just be looking to have fun
Rookie Ipswich trainer Darren Evans is experiencing a lucky streak in more ways than one, and the change of of fortune is timely.
Toowoomba trainer Jason Judge, having collected the 2014 Wondai Cup with Aashiq, has a chance to repeat the dose with Palace Tycoon in the race’s 2019 renewal on Saturday
It is exciting to report that Clouds is looking to make it back to back Roy and Glenis Radunz Wondai Cup on Saturday, October 19
Nanango jockey Hannah Phillips was presented with the inaugural Student Of The Year award at Racing Queensland’s Thoroughbred Awards function in Brisbane last weekend
An ideal script to promote a new racing movie presented itself nationally last weekend
Nanango duo Hannah English and Hannah Phillips – along with Gold Coast rider Jed Hodge – are the three finalists for Racing Queensland’s Student of the Year award
Although Paul Hamblin leaves the headline grabbing to more prominent types, his tireless toils and travels are an example to others
A recent let-down for jockey Hannah Phillips is probably symbolic of the trials and tribulations all jockeys endure
Four of the five winners at last Saturday’s Gympie program had raced well at recent South Burnett meetings
Lee Park punters found positive and negative pre-race pointers for each of the placegetters in last Saturday week’s $10,000 2019 XXXX Fitzroy Hotel Cheers Liquor House Nanango Cup
In Saturday’s XXXX Fitzroy Hotel Cheers Liquor House Nanango Cup (1600m), the topweight Executed will carry 66 kilograms, which is around the same load
Although the Glenn Richardson trained Succinite is by Amber Grey (GB), the two-year-old met six red lights as it aimed for the winner’s circle.
The 2019 XXXX Fitzroy Hotel Cheers Liquor House Nanango Cup is now less than a fortnight away … and as usual, it looks set to be one of the biggest race meetings of the year