Nanango trainer Brian “Bunny” Laherty had his eye on one of the mini-trophies on the table in Brisbane on Wednesday for almost the entire barrier-draw period for the Battle of the Bush
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.
Three South Burnett race clubs will receive a total of $150,000 from the State Government for new infrastructure.
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.
Nanango hoop Hannah Phillips may not be taking home Lee Park’s jockey premiership this year, but on Saturday she took out something even better.
The Nanango Race Club will be wrapping up its 2018-19 racing season this weekend with its Autumn Race Meeting.
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
Organisers and racegoers were blown away by this year’s Burrandowan Races … quite literally.
The Burrandowan Picnic Race Club will be holding its 97th annual race meeting at the Burrandowan Racecourse 66km west of Kingaroy this Saturday, May 11.
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.
South Burnett Race Club officials breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when big crowds turned out at Wondai Racecourse for the annual Anzac Day meeting.
The State Government has confirmed the make up of the new Racing Queensland board, which will include at least one new face from May 1.
The bar ran out of champagne, 70 kilos of chips were cooked … by any measure, Nanango’s Easter Race meeting on Saturday was a huge success
Two key race days for Nanango and Wondai are only week or so away.
Hats off to Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Inc … their latest project has captured all the colour and history of thoroughbred racing in the Brisbane Valley from the 1850s through to 1940.
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.
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.
It was a special day for the ladies at Nanango’s Lee Park racetrack on Saturday … there was a sea of pink in the stands for Valentine’s Day and women also starred on the track.