In the past, the Kumbia Cup program has produced memorable red letter days for two Darling Downs jockeys.
Recent racing tragedies have left former jockey Kristy Banks counting her blessings.
The performances of horses over time certainly can create a story of ups and downs, with gallopers seemingly heading to riches winding up in rags and vice versa.
Racegoers enjoyed a colourful start to spring at the Wondai Races on Saturday with a good crowd supporting the South Burnett Race Club’s annual Wondai Cup meeting.
Wondai racetrack’s sandy surface is a long way from the famous greenery of the Lakes District in the north-west of England where jockey Sarah Eilbeck grew up.
The Wondai Race Club will be holding its traditional Caulfield Cup race meeting at the Wondai Racecourse in Cadell Street this Saturday, October 18.
Jockey Carly-Mae Pye, who suffered severe head injuries in a fall during a barrier trial on Monday, has died.
Queensland jockey Carly-Mae Pye, 26, a familiar face on country race tracks, has been badly injured in a fall today.
The worst moment at Lee Park last weekend was when Beaudesert jockey Sheree Drake came down very heavily from Midnight Ace about 700 metres out in the Mardi Gras Cup.
Nanango Race Club’s annual Mardi Gras Cup meeting on Saturday had more drama than expected with a jockey injured in the feature race, and another race abandoned.
Kumbia trainer James Curtain is playing his part as the sun shines on the new levels of prizemoney in Queensland.
The Nanango Race Club is holding its annual Heritage Nanango Mardi Gras Cup Race Meeting on Saturday
Thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Nanango Community Funding Ltd and Racing Queensland’s new prize money scales, the Nanango Race Club is well placed to kick off its new racing season in fine style on Saturday, October 4.
Local knowledge dominated at Deagon last Sunday – all the winning thoroughbreds worked at the racecourse, either in the past or present. But it took a South Burnett unit to prevent a clean sweep
Nanango Race Club has awarded an Honorary Life Membership to long-time member Kerry Mercer at its AGM
There were close photo finishes and even a triple dead heat involved in the 2013-14 Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Awards announced last weekend
An incident on 22 August was yet another link in an endless chain of reminders about the risks that hover over race-riders.
Racing Queensland announced the results of the various awards for the outstanding apprentices for the 2013-14 season at a gala function last Sunday.
The ears of country racing participants were certainly pricked last Monday when news of major upcoming prize money boosts was announced.
In a mixed chaff bag, this week has seen riders past and present play various centre-stage roles in Brisbane and Beaudesert.