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.
Nanango Race Club will receive $65,000 from the State Government to replace ageing infrastructure at the Lee Park track.
Hopefully Nicole Vuille, 29, will soon saddle up her first winner.
One very pleasing upside of Mothers Day this year was that folk were permitted to travel for family celebrations.
Toowoomba Mayor Paul Antonio has paid tribute to legendary Australian jockey Darby McCarthy OAM who died on Wednesday aged 76.
Apparently the words favour and grace are two meanings of Hannah, a name with Hebrew origins.
Despite the reduced opportunities, South Burnett players are attending to their cash flows
At present, horse racing (and life in general) is a little akin to the trials and tribulations weathered by jumps jockeys.
South Burnett race clubs will be taking an enforced break over the next two months – and possibly longer – due to COVID-19.
Nanango will be holding a patron-free race meeting on Easter Saturday as Queensland struggles to keep its racing industry alive during the COVID-19 crisis.
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
Nanango Race Club’s Valentine’s Day meeting had one more race than initially expected, giving punters a bonus at Lee Park’s first meeting of the year.
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
Nanango Race Club will be holding Lee Park’s first race meeting of the year this Saturday, February 15
Several South Burnett players have kicked off the calendar year in winning style.
Racing on the first Saturday of this month produced an extra bonus for South Burnett jockey Hannah Phillips.
Nanango’s special Christmas race meeting on Sunday had everything … spills, thrills and even a spot of cooling rain between races.
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