According to the Registrar of Racehorses, around 13,800 thoroughbreds are christened each year.
Saturday’s Autumn race meeting at Nanango attracted a good crowd as well as a bumper field of nominations.
The Nanango Race Club will be wrapping up its 2020-21 racing season this weekend with their Autumn Race Meeting.
Black Angus cattleman and former Port Stephens mayor Bruce Mackenzie, now 83, relished “cowboy and indian“ movies when he was a 10-year-old.
Crowds at this year’s Burrandowan Races were down due to COVID restrictions, but racegoers just seemed happy the traditional event could go ahead after last year’s cancellation.
Racing industry participants have more cash-paved pathways than usual at Burrandowan on Saturday.
The Burrandowan Picnic Race Club will be holding its annual race meeting at the Burrandowan Racecourse, 66km west of Kingaroy on Saturday (May 8).
This year’s Anzac Day meeting in Wondai could be the biggest since the upgraded facility re-opened in 1985, South Burnett Race Club patron Roy Radunz believes.
The South Burnett Race Club will be holding its traditional Anzac Day Race Meeting at the Wondai Racecourse in Baynes Street, Wondai on Sunday, April 25.
The South Burnett Race Club is in for a spectacular six-event Anzac Day program.
Easter hats and rabbit ears added a touch of colour to a grey day at Nanango’s annual Easter Races on Saturday.
The Nanango Race Club will be holding Lee Park’s popular annual Easter race meeting on Saturday, April 3.
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).
Nanango’s first race meeting for 2021 attracted a keen crowd of racegoers on Saturday, all keen to be “in the pink” for Valentines Day.
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.
Nanango Race Club will be holding its first race meeting for the year – the always popular Valentine’s Day annual event – at Lee Park on Saturday (February 13).
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.