December 4, 2013Not long now for the historic combined gallops and trotting race meeting!!! By all accounts, everything about this race meeting is going to be BIG. Big crowds Big races Big fun Join us or the 11 race program, 8 gallop and 3 trotting, plus miniature trotting features, santa and lots lots more See you trackside.
November 29, 2013Gates will be open at 9.30am on Sunday 8th December 2013 for the combined Gallops & Trotting race meeting. Due to the large 11 race program we have brought the opening time for this historic race event forward to 9.30am. Remember, get in early!
November 19, 2013
Have you placed your Marquee booking yet???
This Friday, 22nd November is the cut off for marquee bookings for 8th December.
BOOK NOW AND DON'T MISS OUT!!!
The Stanley Hotel and the Exchange Hotel will be running courtesy bus throughout the day to and from the track for your added convenience. Stay tuned for more information on times.
Go to "Local Race Events" on this website for all the info and to download your booking form.
See you trackside!
November 15, 2013
What a fantastic morning at the "Moonee Valley of the North". A total of 6 trotting trials were conducted on the Kilcoy track on Sunday 17th November, much to the delight of all who attended.
Owners and drivers came from far and wide to test the track before the big December race meeting, and we thank all who attended.
Kerry Ebert, President, Redcliffe Harness Racing Club, was impeccable with his race calling for each trial which only added to the excitement. Thanks Kerry!
A cracking pace was set on the track, concluding with a nail biting finish in the 6th.
One attendee commented that the drivers, didn't "open up the throttle" in the trials. If that's the case, patrons attending the December race meeting are in for a treat.
The trials were a great success and all concerned expressed their approval of the track and facilities, the green light is on.
So don't forget to get your backside trackside for the historic, Combined Gallops and Trots race meeting on Sunday 8th December. Full details on our "Local Races" page.
See you there!
November 12, 2013
The President, Con Searle, the club Committee and the racing fraternity are saddened at the loss of such an inspirational lady, Desiree Gill, who passed away from injuries suffered in a race fall at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on November 9th 2013.
Desiree, aged 45, was a highly experienced and respected jockey whose passion and commitment saw her career span over a thirty year period.
Highlights of her career including winning the 2011/12 and 2012/13 South-East Queensland Country Premiership Jockey of the Year.
Our condolences go to Desiree's husband Barry and their two son.
The "Moonee Valley of the North" was a buzz on Friday 1st November with the overwhelming number of patrons who once again welcomed the Friday TAB Meeting. A crowd of approximately 300 patrons from as far away as Brisbane, Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Dalby, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast enjoyed the fine weather, great country racing, the country food and of course, free entry.
The grass track was lightning fast with another record being broken for the 800mt dash in the opening event, the "Golden Archer (Aus) RaheenStud/BBC Digital Maiden Plate.
All in all it was a great day of racing, with a friendly relaxed atmosphere. What a way to finish the working week.
Stayed tuned for more info on the upcoming combined gallop & trot meeting on Sunday 8th December, you won't want to miss this!!!
October 8, 2013What better way to spend a Sunday than to attend the Country Queensland Showcase Series at Kilcoy Race Club. That's just what patrons did last Sunday 6th October 2013. A beautiful, sunny day set the scene for the running of 8 spectacular races at the "Moonee Valley of the North". which kept the punters on their toes. Congratulations go out to all Jockeys, Trainers and Owners and support staff. The old saying "the show must go on" was never more relevant than at Sundays race meeting, when unfortunately, shock horror, the power went out. But the Kilcoy crowd are a tough bunch and extremely resilient. Officials worked at a feverish pace to make sure the remaining races went ahead, much to the delight of the crowd. Thank you to all of those people who, through their can do attitude, stepped up to the plate and made it happen. To the punters and patrons, we trust that you had a great day and we look forward to seeing you at our next race day.
September 23, 2013
The Kilcoy race course known throughout Australia as the “Moonee Valley of the North” will again enter the history books of racing with a combined Gallops and Trotting race to be held at the Kilcoy Race Club track on Sunday 8th December 2013.The Racing Queensland Ltd has confirmed in their Media Release of 18th September 2013 that the first TAB combined gallop / trotting race meeting will be conducted on the historic Kilcoy race track on Sunday 8th December with a scheduled eleven races, eight gallop races and three trotting races. The Kilcoy Race Club`s Christmas Cup race meeting will be covered by Sky TV all over Australia. It is planned that the trotting races will be race three, six and nine of the eleven race Christmas Cup program . It is intended that the trotting Christmas Cup and the gallops Kilcoy Christmas Cup will both carry total prize money of $10,000-00 each. So stay tuned for more information regarding the event and bookings.