Queanbeyan Leagues Club Boxing day Races was again a great day for the entire Queanbeyan Community. Family and school reunions were the main feature as many old and new Queanbeyanittes revisited the old course to catch up and enjoy a beer or two.
This year saw a record gate, bar takings and oncourse tote. The Club received a massive amount of positive feedback making the day one of the best yet!!! Our thanks again to the Queanbeyan Leagues Club for sponsoring this great community event.
Local Winners included Pradier trained by Julia Ceely, Reason To Believe trained by Jenny Hoy and McGovern trained by Tom Wilson.
See you at the next race meeting on Publican’s Purse Day, Saturday 28 January.
The girls getting ready to ride in the Queanbeyan Leagues Club BM 55 on Publicans Purse Day
From left – Miki Nakao, Kayla Nisbet, Nyssa Burrells & Chelsea Macfarlane
Kiarra Rose coming back to scale with a big kiss from one of her owners after winning Race 5, Walsh’s Hotel Maiden
Kayla Nisbet after winning the 1st in the Carlton Mid Maiden on Arya
The wet weather in Queanbeyan on Boxing Day didn’t dampen the spirits of racegoers this year. We ran 4 races including the Queanbeyan Leagues Club Iron Bell before visibility became too poor for the jockeys forcing the stewards to cancel the remaining race and the trial. Locals horses took out 2 of the 4 races run on the day. Congratulations go to John Borham with Vee Eight Sixty and Michael Sparrow with Strada Time.
Michael Travers kicking home Strada Time on QLC Boxing Day 2016 in the QLC Iron Bell
Rebel Gold ridden by Nyssa Burrells almost got to the post on time but a lap too early!
Great day of racing with four local winners on the day.
Winner of race 3 Vee Eight Sixty returning to scales ridden by Jason Collins as part of his winning double, trained by local John Borham.
They’re off in Race 1, The Moraschi Roofing Class 1 & Maiden, eventually won by “Guide Me” Ridden By Brendan Ward and trained by Scott Singleton
Locally trained and owned “Going Kentucky” leaving the Mounting Yard before race 3, The Safety Logistics Maiden Handicap
Racing on Saturday 11 July at Royal Queanbeyan. A Sky 2 Meeting with six great races scheduled. The next meeting will see the beginning on the new racing season with our next meeting scheduled for Monday 14 September. Queanbeyan Cup Day is set down for Sunday 25 October. This will be a full TAB meeting with an 8 race program set down for the big day. Check out the race diary above for an exciting racing season ahead and hospitality packages for each event available by clicking on the month & date of your desired meeting.