September 1, 2014
COUNTRY QUEENSLAND SHOWCASE SERIES RACE DAY SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2014
The Kilcoy Race Club was blessed with perfect weather for the running of their third Country Queensland Showcase Series race day. Once again an excellent crowd attended the Dual Code, gallops and grass trotting meeting which can be contributed to the foresight Racing Queensland has developed in exploring ways and means to promote both gallops and grass trotting.
Seven gallop races were conducted plus three grass trotting events after which followed the ever popular Mini trotting which also saw three events contested.
The opening thoroughbred gallop race was the Somerset Regional Council 1900metres Handicap. In a very close finish the four year old gelding Clandoranda stormed home to “pip” The Blizzard who lead all the way until the last stride with Count Romano a close third.
Race two, the Bechlys Transport Kilcoy Maiden Plate run over 1200metres was won by the 20/1 outsider Broken Dreams ridden to perfection by the up and coming apprentice James Orman from Lady Laybye and Joyous Harmony battling on for third place. The very heavily backed favourite Deeks was never in the race and was mid field most of the way and found the tight Kilcoy track hard to handle. I would suggest that punters follow Deeks in a suitable race at Caloundra.
Race three, the Searles Garden Products/Dick Ferling Cup, a QTIS maiden Plate for Three Year Old horses was won by the very heavily backed Mick Mair trained The Burglar ridden in excellent style by Mair`s apprentice Taylor Williams. The unlucky Vimzig was a close second after travelling wide for most of the journey and Faiconi held on for third placing. Vimzig would be a horse to follow in a future Maiden race.
Race four, the Stanley Hotel Kilcoy Class 1 Handicap run over 1060metres was won by Earlstoun Ruler trained by Gordon Hay and ridden by Anthony Allen, from Hysterical Miss and Kappytain. A protest was lodged by apprentice jockey Taylor Williams, rider of the fourth placegetter over the line, Kappytain against the winner and second place getter. After a lengthy hearing the protest against the winner Earlstoun Ruler was dismissed, but the protest against Solo Soprano was up held and the new placings were, Earlstoun Ruler first, Hysterical Miss second and Kappytain third. The winning jockey, Anthony Allen rode at Royal Randwick on Saturday and the the “Moonee Valley of the North”, Kilcoy on Sunday.
Race five, The Butler McDermott Lawyers Handicap 1500metres was won in scintillating style by another heavily backed winner in Sandy View who scored from the front running Stigori with Akbar a close third.
Race six was the feature race of the day, the Tattersalls Racing Club Country Queensland Showcase Handicap run over 1060 metres. The all the way winner was the Tom Dougall trained Mr. Thatcher, ridden a perfect front running race by jockey Emma Ljung, from the fast finishing and unlucky Bustopher Jones with Passivity in third place.
The final gallop race was race seven, the Kilcoy Exchange Hotel Class 2 Handicap run over 1200metres. The winner was in a very close finish by the heavily backed Estevez which landed some sizable bets from the oncourse bookmakers. Singa`s Lady was an unlucky second with Captain Spur a close up third.
The three grass Trotting races drew plenty of interest with steady betting on all events.
Race one of the trots was the Comfort Inn Northgate Pace over 1820metres and won in a close finish by Los Bravos driven by Darrel Graham.
Trot race two the Garrards Horse and Hound Pace over 1820 metres was won by Its You Not Me driven by Noel Parrish.
Trot race three, the Con and Jenny Searle Kilcoy Pace over 1820 metres was won in a very close finish by the odds on favourite Better Than Money driven by Darren Graham from Pass it to Billy driven by Jess Manzelman with Katesaroyal a close third. It was a “heads up and heads down” to another exciting day of gallops and grass trotting.
The results of the three Mini Trots were, race one was won by Twebby Twotter driven by Angus Garrard. Race two was won by Bye Bye Rusty driven by Caitlyn McDougall and race three was also won by Bye Bye Rusty driven by Caitlyn Mc Dougall.
Kilcoy race Club will race again on Friday 31st October and on Oaks Day Thursday 6th November 2014.
Con Searle, Kilcoy Race Club Inc., Kilcoy Qld 5/10/2014
July 28, 2014
A great day is planned for 29th August to recognize and honour our Vietnam Veterans.
May 3, 2014
Booking details for the Kilcoy Cup 14th June are now available on the Function Info and Bookings page. Please select your choice and book now for this great day!
April 23, 2014
6 great races - 1st race 1.25pm - Ceremony will be performed on the track at 2.10pm - the Big Screen will ensure everyone can see all the action. Don't miss the day!
March 24, 2014
Patent 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 3, 2014
7 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, 2014
We 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.