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.
Barcaldine hosted the final southern heat of the Battle of the Bush Series on Stradbroke Day, and things will rapidly heat up from here.
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.
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.
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
There will be many seasoned punters at Burrandowan on Saturday doing their best to declutter the bookmakers’ bags, and just as many patrons who will be novices or once-in-a-while racegoers
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.
Brian Laherty conjured up an impressive victory on Saturday that delighted both serious and omen punters at Nanango’s Lee Park
Nanango horse trainer Glenn Richardson will have runners at Lee Park and Gladstone on Easter Saturday for a very good reason
Two key race days for Nanango and Wondai are only week or so away.
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.
Saturday, April 6 is Toowoomba’s red-letter day for 2019: Clifford Park’s upcoming stand-alone feature card
From the outset, it is fair to say that Winx is the champion of her era, particularly in the 1600-2000m domain.
The cleverly named and expertly placed Fort Myer held firm for Scott Pedron just over a week ago.
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
Back in the day, radio panels previewing upcoming racing would mention that a horse was a “street corner tip”.
Racing’s see-saw was in play on Saturday.
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
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
Wondai-bred, Nanango-based Hannah English is a worthy recipient of this year’s South Burnett Senior Sportsperson of the Year Australia Day award.