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Keep up to date with what’s happening in the North Queensland racing scene, as well as major events happening at Cluden Park.

Brown Brothers Wine and Food Festival Update

Brown Brothers Wine and Food Festival Update

18th June 2021

An update on the Brown Brothers travelling Wine & Food Festival: They're still travelling!   A message from Brown Brothers themselves: Grapes of Mirth *Does Not* Go T...

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Palencia Magnificent Heart-Stopping Classic Win

Palencia Magnificent Heart-Stopping Classic Win

14th June 2021

Premier trainer Roy Chillemi believes the Hedley racing juggernaut has another potential superstar on its hands after the unbeaten Palencia charged to a last stride win in the $100,000 Cluden Park 2yo...

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New Race Day Facilities Unveiled for 2yo Classic

New Race Day Facilities Unveiled for 2yo Classic

11th June 2021

Some of the north’s best horses will be accommodated in 100 new race day horse stalls for the first time at Cluden Park’s 2yo Classic tomorrow. The $1.7 million project, funded by Rac...

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Choir Boy On Song for Classic for Big Band of Owners

Choir Boy On Song for Classic for Big Band of Owners

11th June 2021

Unbeaten Townsville gelding Choir Boy will have a chorus of owners around Australia singing from the rooftops if he wins Saturday’s $100,000 2yo Classic at Cluden Park. Choir Boy is raced by an ...

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Race Day Guide: 2yo Classic and Family Fun Day

Race Day Guide: 2yo Classic and Family Fun Day

10th June 2021

You've bought your ticket, you've researched the race favourites, and the picnic hampers are pre-ordered; how else can you prepare for tomorrow? We've put together the ultimate guide to maximise your ...

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Kliese chilled going in to Classic day

Kliese chilled going in to Classic day

9th June 2021

Veteran jockey Graham Kliese couldn’t be more relaxed at the prospect of landing his third win in the $100,000 2yo Classic at Cluden Park on Saturday. He keeps it simple. Races are races, big or...

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Hallside Brings the Hammer Down with Big Price Win

Hallside Brings the Hammer Down with Big Price Win

4th June 2021

The only thing surprising about longshot Hallside Hammer’s win at Cluden Park today was the price according to his trainer Les Gordy. “I thought he was a really big chance.  I couldn&...

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Harrovian Team Aims Up for Cluden, but Straddie Beckons

Harrovian Team Aims Up for Cluden, but Straddie Beckons

2nd June 2021

It’ll be all hands on deck for in-form Cairns trainer Stephen Massingham at Cluden Park tomorrow with five strong chances. But hardly a mouse will be stirring at his home base next week when the...

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Cluden Park Nominates Charity for 2yo Classic Race Day

Cluden Park Nominates Charity for 2yo Classic Race Day

2nd June 2021

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) North Australia is Cluden Park’s nominated charity for the 2021 2yo Classic and Family Fun Day. RMHC North Australia’s mission is to improve the hea...

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Young star Palencia charges into Classic contention

Young star Palencia charges into Classic contention

28th May 2021

The offers are rolling in for exciting youngster Palencia but the not for sale sign is still up after a fighting win in the 2yo Classic Prelude at Cluden Park today. Having only his second race start,...

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Chasing gold closer to home the key for flying filly

Chasing gold closer to home the key for flying filly

26th May 2021

Townsville trainer Georgie Holt is confident a decision to resist the lure of southern riches will give promising filly Anniemariah a great shot at winning next month’s $100,000 2yo Classic (120...

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Brown Brothers Winery announces three-day wine and food experience coming to Townsville.

Brown Brothers Winery announces three-day wine and food experience coming to Townsville.

25th May 2021

Brown Brothers is heading up north this winter bringing a unique winery experience on the road for an epic Wine and Food Festival. Over three days the festival will offer various wine, food and enter...

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TAB Townsville Cup

TAB Townsville Cup

20th May 2021

This year on Saturday 7 August a reimagined TAB Townsville Cup general admission pass will grant you the freedom to roam and experience the variety of tastes, entertainment and experiences on offer. T...

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Ladies Day

Ladies Day

20th May 2021

This Ladies Day on Saturday 31 July we’re bringing back favourite traditions and introducing exciting new additions! The most fashionable event on the racing calendar, and a premier event leadin...

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Cracker ignites fireworks with 3yo romp

Cracker ignites fireworks with 3yo romp

14th May 2021

Wulguru trainer Michael McLellan is reassessing winter carnival options for pocket rocket Cracker Essgee after another powerhouse win at Cluden Park today. The son of Hvasstan, ridden a treat by Brisb...

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Hughes Lights Slow Fuse to the Cups with Late Bloomer

Hughes Lights Slow Fuse to the Cups with Late Bloomer

12th May 2021

Underrated miler Dordogne might have a name that’s a bit of a tongue twister, but it may pay to get used to it come cups time. The Townsville galloper, who bears the name of an area in France, w...

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Winter Racing Carnival Launched at Cluden Park

Winter Racing Carnival Launched at Cluden Park

11th May 2021

Following the completion of a $14 million redesign and development of its facilities, Cluden Park is launching their much anticipated Winter Racing Carnival under their new name, which replaces the To...

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2yo Classic and Family Fun Day

2yo Classic and Family Fun Day

11th May 2021

The 2yo Classic and Family Fun Day is Cluden Park’s largest family race day event of the year. Enjoy the best that racing has to offer in an environment suitable for the whole family. Kids unde...

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Townsville’s Home of Racing Renamed to Honour Cluden Park

Townsville’s Home of Racing Renamed to Honour Cluden Park

10th May 2021

Townsville Turf Club will officially take on a new name and brand today that honours 140 years of tradition and history in the city. Cluden Park has been the home of racing since 1882 and replaces the...

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Double Day for Nathan

Double Day for Nathan

7th May 2021

Popular jockey Nathan Day hinted at better things to come in the remaining months of the season after a classy winning double at Cluden Park today. Day landed two winners from just four rides and is n...

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Sprightly Spry keen to keep winners rolling

Sprightly Spry keen to keep winners rolling

5th May 2021

Racing allrounder Carl Spry is a man with the winning touch and he’s banking on his recent run of luck continuing at Cluden Park tomorrow. Spry trained and rode four winners in April and conside...

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Feature sprints on the cards for big-hearted sprinter

Feature sprints on the cards for big-hearted sprinter

28th April 2021

Mackay sprinter Last Chance booked a busy winter schedule targeting major northern sprints after a powerhouse win at Cluden Park today. Smashed in betting to run 2.35 favourite, Last Chance glided to ...

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Star three-year-olds face hefty test

Star three-year-olds face hefty test

27th April 2021

Leading trainer Roy Chillemi is warning punters the handicapper could well have the last say with his crack squad of three-year-olds at Cluden Park tomorrow. Chillemi was forced to scratch the brillia...

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The North's Winter Racing Carnival returns in full fashion

The North's Winter Racing Carnival returns in full fashion

22nd April 2021

Winter is coming and so is the much-anticipated Winter Racing Carnival by the Townsville Turf Club to headline the North Queensland region’s busy social calendar. The carnival takes place over t...

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Bush champ comes to town with all guns blazing

Bush champ comes to town with all guns blazing

16th April 2021

Western star Bollente came to town with all guns blazing for another sensational win, this time against the city slickers at Cluden Park today.  Bollente, which means ‘boiling’ in Ita...

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Good judge Gudge upbeat about Burdekin duo

Good judge Gudge upbeat about Burdekin duo

14th April 2021

Astute Home Hill trainer Ricky Gudge is brim full of confidence that his small Burdekin stable can deliver a winning blow at Cluden Park tomorrow.  Gudge will saddle up barrier rogue Rebel Lake i...

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Fiancee Rachel lifts winning Wilo to rare treble

Fiancee Rachel lifts winning Wilo to rare treble

9th April 2021

Atherton jockey Stephen Wilson had double reason to celebrate with a winning double and a winner as a trainer at Cluden Park yesterday.  Wilson landed two big wins on the classy Higher Realm and ...

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Cracker has big Dollars in his sights

Cracker has big Dollars in his sights

7th April 2021

Wulguru trainer Michael McLellan believes playing the patience game will continue to reap rewards with his promising three-year-old Cracker Essgee at Cluden Park tomorrow. Cracker Essgee, a winner of ...

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Bobby back with a bang and keen for more Cluden wins

Bobby back with a bang and keen for more Cluden wins

30th March 2021

Gun Brisbane based jockey Bobby El-Issa is keen to chase riding opportunities in Townsville after making a triumphant return to Cluden Park yesterday. El-Issa produced the ride of the day to land the ...

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