March 24, 2014Patent Pending won in good style from Without Reproach with Morals third in the last race, the 2000m Handicap, at Kilcoy on Thursday 20th March, capping off a day of good racing and strong betting. The next race meeting is on 24th April with 7 race scheduled for the day.
The Kilcoy Race Club Inc. conducted a seven event program on Thursday 20th March. The track was rated a “good 3” and an enjoyable day of good country racing was enjoyed by patrons. A crowd of approx 200 were in attendance.
Race one, the Butler McDermott Lawyers Plate was won by the first starter Choc Mountain ridden by Luke Williams and trained by Ben Ahrens of Beaudesert. The second horse Miss Bam, who is owned by bookmaker John Thornton formerly of Kilcoy, was a close second and the favourite Lady Jetsetter third.
Race two the Lionel Richards Class 1 Handicap run over 1200metres was won by Victoria Nile (NZ) from the fast finishing Bay Rust and How Can I Help third.
Race three was the Max Mills Maiden Plate run over 1500metres and this race was won in convincing style by the favourite Nordic Story who is trained by former North Queensland trainer, Darryl Hansen who is now based at Caloundra. If In Doubt was a further five lengths away second and Delusive filled third placing. There will be more wins in store for the three year old bay filly Nordic Story.
Race four, the Con and Jenny Searle Benchmark 75 Handicap run over 1060metres was won impressively by Impala who raced wide the whole journey of the race and was ridden by the international jockey and former New Zealander Larry Cassidy. The fast finishing Explore The World was a close up second beaten a half-length with Apache Pup third.
Race five, the Hedley Gittins Memorial Maiden Plate run over 1060 metres was won by the first starter Connor who came into the race heavily supported by the stable followers. Chosen Court ran second with Anderstorp a close up third.
Race six was the Kevin Purcell Class 2 Handicap run over 1500metres. The winner Palpitate, gave Toowoomba mates, trainer and former jockey, Ken Waller and veteran Toowoomba jockey Ron Goltz their second win in a month at Kilcoy with Palpitate over the 1500metre journey. The very unlucky Sarteagwen (NZ) was a close up second after being hampered at the start of the race. The Pat Duff trained Port Raider battled on for third placing.
Race seven, the final race of the day the Di & Ian McCauley Handicap run over the 2000 metres journey, saw the Barry Baldwin trained Patent Pending score narrowly from Without Reproach and the fast finishing Morals third. This race was an exciting event for patrons and saw the place getters fight out the finish with a length between them.
March 16, 2014The track is looking good with regular waterings in preparation for another great day of racing at Kilcoy on Thursday 20th March.
March 3, 20147 races are scheduled for 6th March and with 83 nominations and excellent prize money you should not miss this day. Country racing at its best with great country hospitality.
February 23, 2014
Kilcoy Race Club Inc. conducted a seven event race program last Thursday on a hot and humid day with the famous “Moonee Valley of the North” track upgraded and rated a “good 2”.
300 patrons attended and enjoyed an eventful but a good day`s racing with plenty of well backed horses winning.
Due to a malfunction with the jockey`s scales, the running of the first race, the Stanley Hotel Kilcoy Maiden Handicap, was rescheduled to 1-22pm. Replacement scales were loaned to the race club for the day by Searles Garden Products.
The first race was easily won by the Toby Edmonds trained Flamingo Lake ridden by Toowoomba apprentice jockey Travis Wolfgram with Our Starlight a distant second and Likeness third.
The second event, the Bechlys Transport Class 1 Handicap, was won in slashing style by Long Live Love trained at Deagon by Michael Lakey and ridden by the Deagon based apprentice jockey Beau Dene Appo . This win by Long Live Love was the second in succession for as many starts by the 4 year old brown mare and she was strongly supported by punters in the betting ring. The long priced outsider Dangerous Edition was unlucky to be beaten on the line by the winner with Belhari Boy battling on for third place. At the start of this race Rip`N`Twist was fractious at the barrier and burst through, dislodging jockey L.Tilley and galloped some considerable distance. The stewards declared Rip`N`Twist a late scratching and trainer B. Hudson was advised to barrier trail the horse and obtain a certificate prior to the horse`s next start.
The third race of the day was the Searles Garden Products QTIS 3 year old Maiden and was won in grand style by the well backed 3 year old bay gelding Tieres Rock expertly ridden by Brent Evans from the heavily backed favourite Madame Bookworm with Macho Valentino filling third placing. The fourth horse Give Em Curry is one to watch in the future for nowhere down the short straight could the three year old bay gelding get a clear run.
Race four, the KPC Class 4 Handicap was won by the heavily backed favourite Lotto Hill ridden by the up and coming apprentice jockey Brooke Stower who claimed three kgs bringing the horse`s weight down to a luxury 56 kgs. Val`s Boy was a closing second and the Warwick trained Solar Choice a close third.
Prior to the start of race five the Exchange Hotel Kilcoy Maiden Handicap, the heavily backed favourite first starter Ingenous dislodged his rider Dale Missen and crashed through the inside running rail. The stewards declared Ingenous a late scratching and there was a delay in the start of the race until the inside running rail was replaced. After all this excitement the Ipswich trained Master Vinnie saluted the judge and was ridden by the veteran Toowoomba jockey Gary Geran. Heza Bit Hissy and It’s a Snip battled out the minor placing.
Race six, the BP Kilcoy Driveway Class 2 Handicap saw the heavily supported favourite Man of Merit beaten by the Andrew Williamson trained Straight Shooter, which was ridden by Tiffani Booker, and the Toowoomba mare Ginger Express a close third. During this race Master Vinnie raced wide in the middle stages and his win would suggest that there maybe more to come.
The seventh and final race on such an eventful day was the Butler McDermott Lawyers BM60 Handicap and it was taken out by the former jockey turned trainer Ken Waller trained Palpitate ridden by another veteran jockey Ron Goltz , giving both mates, trainer and jockey an exciting win for the day. Mancherbo had every chance and finished second with the Pat Duff trained Port Raider hanging on for third placing.
Another successful day of racing for the Kilcoy Race Club with excitement, fun and great country racing and hospitality enjoyed by all.
The next race meeting is set down for Thursday 6th March 2014 with a seven event program planned for the TAB day.
February 16, 2014We have 90 nominations for the day with $86,000 prizemoney available, including the QTIS added stakes bonus. Join us for a day of good country racing with full TAB and bookmakers on course.
February 13, 20147 race program - first race 1.05pm Free entry Full TAB operating plus bookmakers Bar opens 11.00am - Plenty of great food - try a Kilcoy Steak sandwich
February 3, 2014
For the first time in four years a full meeting was conducted at the Kilcoy race track.
The sun shone on the Kilcoy Race Club on Australia Day when over 1,000 patrons enjoyed a day of fun and racing on a breezy sunny day.
Six exciting gallop races were conducted together with three mini trotting events. The race patrons had a feast of racing. With ten bookmakers operating there were plenty of choices and competitive betting.
Race 1, of the day was the BP Kilcoy Driveway/Raheen Stud Class 3 Plate run over 1060mts. Beautrix a five year old bay gelding ridden by apprentice jockey Amy Van Der Sanden, clearly outpaced the opposition in a good win from Beautiful Barb and Written in the Rain. The winner is trained by the popular Sunshine Coast trainer Mick Mair. Race 2, of the day was the Bechlys Transport/Top Echelon Maiden race over the lightning 800mt course. The heavily backed first starter Long Live Love a four year old brown Sequalo mare decisively won the race from Five Mile Road and Talon. Leading country apprentice Beau-Dene Appo piloted the winner to an easy win. Race 3, the Stanley Hotel/Clear Mountain Fairview Stud 800mt Benchmark 60, race was won by the Steel Ryan trained Half a Hero ridden again by Beau-Dene Appo. Half a Hero started from the outside gate and jumped clearly to the front and was never headed. Half a Hero was the medium of a big plunge for the Ryan stable and more wins are ahead of the 4 year old bay gelding. A distant second was Vintage Flint with Dr House battling on for third place. Race 4, the Exchange Hotel Kilcoy/Sleepy Hollow Farm Class B handicap run over 1500mts,was taken out by Portland Puzzle with African Child a close second and the front runner Falkor third. Race 5, the KPC/Wattle Brae Stud Benchmark 70 run over 1200mts, was the feature race of the day and the 7 year old bay gelding Sure Diversion was expertly ridden by the Gympie apprentice Billie-Rose Derbyshire to win impressively from The Blizzard and Extreme Mover. Race 6 was the Somerset Regional Council/Top Echelon QTIS Added Stakes Maiden and Steele Ryan scored a double with his charge Valhalla Mist winning the last race from Earlstoun Ruler and Manner Lassie in a blanket finish for the place getters.
Once again Kilcoy Race Club excelled in delivering “Country racing at its best” to the racing fraternity and continues to support the ongoing efforts of Racing Queensland and the State Government to reinvigorate country racing.
Many thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and supports who worked hard to make the Australia Day races a big success.
The Kilcoy Race Club will race again on Thursday 20th February 2014. This meeting will be a TAB meeting televised all over Australia. The Committee invites patrons to attend and enjoy this mid-week race meeting.
December 11, 2013
KILCOY RACE CLUB HAS DONE IT AGAIN.
The historic, combined gallops and trotting race meeting went off without a hitch on Sunday 8th December.
A 2000 strong crowd came out to enjoy a fantastic day of racing, which included 8 gallop and 3 trotting races which were all fiercely contested and provided a stunning display of racing. The crowd was further delighted by 3 feature miniature trotting races.
The children squealed with excitement when Santa made his grand entrance on one of the miniature trotters, handing out lollies to children big and small. Thanks Santa.
As usual the "Fashions on the Field' was a big hit, thanks to Jayne Curtis.
Thank you to all who attended and made the day a success.
Don't forget our next race meeting, Sunday 26th January 2014 - Australia Day.
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.