According to the Registrar of Racehorses, around 13,800 thoroughbreds are christened each year.
Black Angus cattleman and former Port Stephens mayor Bruce Mackenzie, now 83, relished “cowboy and indian“ movies when he was a 10-year-old.
Racing industry participants have more cash-paved pathways than usual at Burrandowan on Saturday.
The South Burnett Race Club is in for a spectacular six-event Anzac Day program.
There will be an international flavour amidst the riding ranks at Lee Park on Saturday.
Small fields have a reputation for throwing up surprises and turning on close finishes.
Cat lovers and omen punters would have cleaned up at the recent Nanango meeting when Kitty Kat’s Kitten licked her rivals in the Timbertowner’s Car Detailing QTIS Maiden Plate (1200m).
Wondai trainer Kristen Wenck and jockey Kelly Gates finished off 2020 in fine style, courtesy of Allena’s victory at $41 in the $17,000 Benchmark 55 Handicap for Fillies and Mares (1200m) at Kilcoy.
Trainers Lindsay Anderson, Glenn Richardson, Barry Phillips and Kym Afford have already saddled winners in 2021.
During December, several racing players have come by a variety of pre-festive season presents.
Lee Park racecourse will be the venue for a lot of pre-Christmas gatherings on Saturday.
Kumbia, along with any number of Australian racecourses, will soon create a weird record.
Gayndah is certainly a happy hunting ground for Nanango jockey Hannah Richardson.
The result of the recent Nanango Cup has made form students wince.
Saturday’s $10,250 Fitzroy Hotel Cheers Drought Master Lager Nanango Cup (1600m) is a weighty problem.
For much of Rebecca Wilson’s career to date, an eerie quietness has enveloped her workplace.
Several runners at the recent Nanango fixture have since improved their incomes.
Sadly, most South Burnett stables have not enjoyed much luck in recent weeks.
In late May, Jason Hoopert suffered damage to four vertebrae when his mount Chantilly Bay broke down in the straight at Mount Isa’s Buchanan Park racecourse.
Hopefully Nicole Vuille, 29, will soon saddle up her first winner.