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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.

Chelsea Pumped Up for Northern Return

Chelsea Pumped Up for Northern Return

12th April 2024

Popular jockey Chelsea Jokic will step up her return to the northern riding ranks at Cluden Park tomorrow pain free and with a renewed determination. Jokic, who shifted from Townsville to the south-ea...

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Winners Keep Rolling for Happy Holts

Winners Keep Rolling for Happy Holts

5th April 2024

Leading trainer George Holt is wondering just how long the winners will keep rolling after landing another winning treble at Cluden Park. Holt was on top again and opening up a big gap on her rivals i...

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Honcho Kicks Off Run to the Classic

Honcho Kicks Off Run to the Classic

3rd April 2024

Bowen trainer Tom Button wants to see promising youngster Head Honcho capitalise on a massive drop in class at Cluden Park tomorrow on his way to bigger riches in the winter. Head Honcho is a three ti...

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Alby Hits Back After Tough Run of Luck

Alby Hits Back After Tough Run of Luck

25th March 2024

After months of luckless runs, trainer Alby Molino enjoys one of his best days as a trainer at Cluden on Friday....

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Cyclone Blows Mareeba Champ Back to the Track

Cyclone Blows Mareeba Champ Back to the Track

21st March 2024

Early retirement isn’t for everyone, and that’s certainly the case for popular Mareeba champ, Paniagua. The one time cult galloper will add another chapter to his remarkable story when he ...

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Morrison Has Magic Touch in Four Win Haul

Morrison Has Magic Touch in Four Win Haul

18th March 2024

Premier hoop Lacey Morrison is inching closer to life after riding but in the meantime there’s no stopping her on the race track. Morrison produced a riding masterclass at Cluden on Friday, land...

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Vale John Lyons, Life Member and Community Advocate

Vale John Lyons, Life Member and Community Advocate

14th March 2024

Cluden Park will pay tribute to the life of the late John Lyons with a race named in his honour tomorrow – the Vale John Lyons Open Hcp (1000m). Mr Lyons was a life member of the Townsville Turf...

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Chilli Running Hot in Quest of Hat-Trick

Chilli Running Hot in Quest of Hat-Trick

14th March 2024

Speedy mare Chilli Jam will be out to prove she’s a bit better than moderate Summer class when she chases a hat-trick of wins at Cluden Park tomorrow. The much-travelled mare will line-up a shor...

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Timely Downpour a Blessing for Beth

Timely Downpour a Blessing for Beth

6th March 2024

A mid-meeting downpour came just in time to help the promising Yellowstone Beth to a big first-up win at Cluden Park yesterday. The Lindsay Hatch trained filly relished the soft 7 track downgrade and ...

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Peter Excited with Return of Stable Star

Peter Excited with Return of Stable Star

4th March 2024

Talented filly Craicaro could well prove to be the horse good enough to take Wulguru trainer Peter Cullen south for a crack at Brisbane racing. The promising filly will kick off her 2024 campaign at C...

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 Royes Relishes Full Time Training with Winning Double

Royes Relishes Full Time Training with Winning Double

28th February 2024

Townsville trainer Steven Royes is finally fulfilling a dream as a full time trainer. The former Mt Isa-based mine worker felt vindicated with his decision to go full time into training five weeks ago...

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Frank’s Back on Track for the Love of the Game

Frank’s Back on Track for the Love of the Game

26th February 2024

Veteran jockey Frank Edwards is part of that old school breed in racing whose love for the game compels them to keep going. Edwards, at age 60, is on the comeback path from a horrific fall in Mareeba ...

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Gun filly on path to Gold Coast Jewel

Gun filly on path to Gold Coast Jewel

21st February 2024

QTIS riches at the Gold Coast beckon for classy Townsville filly Time To Prophet after she claimed the $25,000 2YO Jewel Qualifier at Cluden Park. Time To Prophet booked a berth in the $500,000 Jewel ...

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Holt targets Jewel riches with top trio

Holt targets Jewel riches with top trio

19th February 2024

Premier trainer George Holt would love nothing better than to bring up her 100th Townsville winner in the year’s first big feature for two-year-olds at Cluden Park tomorrow....

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Humble Scott Relishes Shock Result with Roughies

Humble Scott Relishes Shock Result with Roughies

12th February 2024

No one was stunned more than battling trainer Scott Seymour when his horses landed a 1800 to 1 quinella at Cluden Park on the weekend. Seymour celebrated his biggest day at the races when Extra Free (...

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That’s It Out to Make a Mark for Chillemi

That’s It Out to Make a Mark for Chillemi

9th February 2024

Leading trainer Roy Chillemi is banking on promising youngster That’s It playing his part in a stable revival with two-year-olds this season. That’s It is a strong fancy to land Chillemi h...

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Ginger Mick Lands a Sentimental Win for Hughes

Ginger Mick Lands a Sentimental Win for Hughes

2nd February 2024

It was only a maiden, but Ginger Mick’s win at Cluden Park yesterday was charged with emotion for his trainer Graham Hughes. The win in the Vale Stan McLellan Mdn Plate - a race named in honour ...

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Demon On a Path to Carnival Riches

Demon On a Path to Carnival Riches

31st January 2024

Townsville trainer Les Gordy will use a low key benchmark race at Cluden Park tomorrow to kick off a cheeky bid aimed at the Cleveland Bay Handicap with progressive sprinter Demon Award. The Shamus Aw...

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Bonny Mare Still Matas Two Decades On

Bonny Mare Still Matas Two Decades On

22nd January 2024

Grand producer Mata Mia is continuing to leave her mark on Townsville racing almost 20 years after she was winning races at Cluden Park. Highly strung filly Wemyss became Mata Mia’s third foal t...

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Rowe Duo Launch Big Team for Cluden Return

Rowe Duo Launch Big Team for Cluden Return

19th January 2024

Father and son training team Trevor and Peter Rowe are hoping to build on a memorable summer when they launch a major assault on the return to racing at Cluden Park tomorrow. Buoyed by their Brisbane ...

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Felix Answers the Call on Flying Roweiner

Felix Answers the Call on Flying Roweiner

4th December 2023

Veteran jockey Jeffrey Felix closed in on another career milestone after answering a last minute call-up to win on classy three-year-old Roweiner’s Dance at Cluden Park on Saturday. The popular ...

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Hughes Keeps Faith in Star to Shine

Hughes Keeps Faith in Star to Shine

1st December 2023

Wulguru trainer Graham Hughes hasn’t given up hope of snaring another win with nervy galloper Family Star. Hughes is banking on a rise in distance and the booking of top hoop Lacey Morrison to s...

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Cluden Park Executives Hand Over the Reins

Cluden Park Executives Hand Over the Reins

8th November 2023

Outgoing Cluden Park Committee Executives and General Manager leave no stone unturned as their impressive seven and five-year tenures come to a close. President of seven years, Malcolm Petrofski, will...

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Bigger Things In Store for Brilliant Finishing Brave

Bigger Things In Store for Brilliant Finishing Brave

9th October 2023

Former top hoop and respected horseman Ron Ryan is predicting a bright future for late maturing Brave Intent after the mare produced a whirlwind finish to win at Cluden on Friday. Ryan, deputising on ...

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Taylor Shows He’s Still Got the Winning Touch

Taylor Shows He’s Still Got the Winning Touch

9th October 2023

Any thoughts of retirement are well and truly off the radar for veteran jockey Jason Taylor after his hot form on northern tracks continued with a winning double at Cluden Park on Friday. Brisbane-bas...

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Sprinter Rockets to the Top – No Bones About It

Sprinter Rockets to the Top – No Bones About It

5th October 2023

Unlikely sprint king Bones will be out to continue his remarkable rise from struggling low grader to top bench performer at Cluden Park tomorrow. Bones completed an astonishing transformation for Town...

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Big Hearted Boy Takes a Bow After Surprise Win

Big Hearted Boy Takes a Bow After Surprise Win

3rd October 2023

Wulguru trainer Tony Comerford will pack his bags for an overseas holiday a happy man after honest galloper Hell Of A Boy stormed to an upset win at Cluden Park on Friday 29 September. Hell Of A Boy (...

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Teh Back Aboard Roweiner for Cluden Return

Teh Back Aboard Roweiner for Cluden Return

28th September 2023

Wulguru trainer Bill Kenning has returned to a proven winning formula for the return of record breaker Roweiner’s Dance at Cluden Park tomorrow. Kenning has booked Townville’s leading appr...

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New Training Track Announced for Cluden Park and the Townsville Turf Club

New Training Track Announced for Cluden Park and the Townsville Turf Club

5th September 2023

Training facilities in Townsville have received a significant boost following the announcement of a new fibre sand track to be built at Cluden Park. With works set to commence in October, the $1.5 mil...

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Townsville Cup Heavy Haulage Assets Fashions on the Field Prizes

Townsville Cup Heavy Haulage Assets Fashions on the Field Prizes

8th August 2023

The highly anticipated Ladbrokes Townsville Cup 'Heavy Haulage Assets Fashions on the Field ' competition presents an opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to showcase their sartorial elegance and ...

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Rollercoaster Ride for Manzelmann in Sensational Savvy Win

Rollercoaster Ride for Manzelmann in Sensational Savvy Win

8th August 2023

Leading Mackay trainer John Manzelmann experienced the full highs and lows of racing all within a couple of minutes after Townsville Cup fancy Savvy Legend stormed to victory at Cluden Park yesterday....

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Cups Future Ahead for Guineas Queen City Mission

Cups Future Ahead for Guineas Queen City Mission

7th August 2023

This time next year Magic Millions Townsville Guineas queen City Mission could be back to tackle the Townsville Cup. Rockhampton trainer Jamie McConachy predicted the four-year-old mare would develop ...

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Guineas Hope Puts Spring in Gordy’s Step

Guineas Hope Puts Spring in Gordy’s Step

4th August 2023

Wulguru trainer Les Gordy believes Sunday’s Townsville Guineas hope Monastery could be the new kid on the block to fill the big shoes of his former grand galloper Bullion Wolf. Gordy expects the...

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Portnoy Charges into Cup Contention

Portnoy Charges into Cup Contention

31st July 2023

A last roll of the dice proved a winning gamble for Cluden Park’s new premier trainer Georgie Holt when Portnoy won a golden ticket into the Townsville Cup on Saturday. Just a class 2 horse goin...

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Image Finds Form with Classy Ladies Day Win

Image Finds Form with Classy Ladies Day Win

31st July 2023

Classy Cairns sprinter Smart Image catapulted back into Cleveland Bay Hcp favour after a brilliant weight carrying win at Cluden Park on Saturday. Smart Image lumped 63kg to victory in the Ladbrokes O...

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Dream Sprinter Tunes Up For Cleveland Bay Bid

Dream Sprinter Tunes Up For Cleveland Bay Bid

28th July 2023

Atherton trainer Michael Lee will execute a carefully timed winter carnival assault when he unleashes winning machine Yes Dream on Explore Munro & Co Ladies Day at Cluden Park tomorrow. Lee has ke...

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Surprise Rockets to Farewell Win for the Man Behind the Molongles

Surprise Rockets to Farewell Win for the Man Behind the Molongles

24th July 2023

Punters favourite Molongle Surprise scored a sad but fitting win at Cluden Park on Friday as his highly respected owner was laid to rest in the Burdekin. Molongle Surprise was backed off the map to st...

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Force Faces Cups Trial in Magnetic Mile

Force Faces Cups Trial in Magnetic Mile

20th July 2023

Big plans are afoot for in-form galloper Armour Force if he can rise to a distance and class test at Cluden Park. Cairns trainer Stephen Massingham has his sights on the cups with the Fastnet Rock gel...

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Lacey Makes a Statement with Feature Winning Double

Lacey Makes a Statement with Feature Winning Double

5th July 2023

Top hoop Lacey Morrison hit back in the Townsville jockeys’ premiership in the best possible way with a feature race double on a testing wet track at Cluden Park yesterday. In almost identical b...

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Holt on Trail of Big Race Win to Cap Stand-Out Year

Holt on Trail of Big Race Win to Cap Stand-Out Year

4th July 2023

With a first trainers’ premiership virtually in the bag, Townsville racing’s rising young star Georgie Holt is turning her focus to winter carnival spoils at Cluden Park today. Holt, who i...

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Scott Scores with Long-Shot Double

Scott Scores with Long-Shot Double

28th June 2023

A long shot double at Cluden Park yesterday delivered Townsville Cup winning jockey Scott Sheargold a timely return to form and hopes of more success in the upcoming northern carnivals. The 36-year-ol...

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Carnival Count Down for Carford

Carnival Count Down for Carford

26th June 2023

Late bloomer Count Of Carford will chase a much needed ratings boost when he continues his count down towards the winter carnival at Cluden Park tomorrow. Townsville trainer Steven Royes says he has t...

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Get Ready For The Races!

Get Ready For The Races!

20th June 2023

Locals Chelsea, Jessika and Pia from Fashions on The Field sponsor Laser Clinics share their must have treatments in the lead up to race days.  ‘We recommend Microdermabrasion or a Calming ...

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Le Vizir Delivers Gareth Winning Return

Le Vizir Delivers Gareth Winning Return

16th June 2023

Miner and trainer Gareth Smith celebrated a return to the Cluden winner’s stall yesterday with just his fifth runner after an eight year break. Smith, originally from Cloncurry, claimed victory ...

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Molongle Continues Path to Ultimate Carnival Test

Molongle Continues Path to Ultimate Carnival Test

14th June 2023

Trainer Ben Williams is hoping the most patient of waiting games will pay off when his talented sprinter Molongle Surprise takes another step towards a possible Cleveland Bay Hcp start at Cluden Park ...

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Comic Strikes in Classic with Winning Punchline

Comic Strikes in Classic with Winning Punchline

12th June 2023

Sunshine Coast trainer Garnett Taylor and owners Graham and Robin Cleary unearthed another young star after Bold Comic laughed all the way to the bank with a powerhouse win in the $100,000 Saturday&rs...

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Roweiner Ready to Bounce Back in Classic

Roweiner Ready to Bounce Back in Classic

9th June 2023

Wulguru trainer Bill Kenning hasn’t wavered in his belief that classy youngster Roweiner’s Dance can claim him a second victory in the $100,000 Lawrence & Hanson QTIS 2YO Classic at Cl...

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Rosie Beats Her Cluden Curse with Stunning Win

Rosie Beats Her Cluden Curse with Stunning Win

31st May 2023

Bonny sprinting mare Sancy Rose finally broke a three-year Townsville hoodoo with a stunning upset win at Cluden Park on Tuesday. Sancy Rose led throughout over the 1000m course to claim her first Clu...

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Thunder Back in Action for Cleveland Bay Goal

Thunder Back in Action for Cleveland Bay Goal

29th May 2023

Sprinting sensation Missile Thunder will begin his build up to winter carnival riches at Cluden Park tomorrow and his trainer is warning punters to tread carefully. Missile Thunder, unbeaten in six st...

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A Millinery Showcase at the 2023 Lawrence & Hanson 2YO Classic

A Millinery Showcase at the 2023 Lawrence & Hanson 2YO Classic

24th May 2023

Be inspired by a Millinery Showcase at this year's Lawrence & Hanson 2YO Classic, 10 June 2023. Laser Clinics Australia Fashions on the Field Sponsored by Laser Clinics Australia, the Fashions on ...

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Elie On Track for Classic for Lucky Les

Elie On Track for Classic for Lucky Les

22nd May 2023

Veteran trainer Les Smerdon has been a man on a mission to breed a good horse and impressive two-year-old winner Elie Joe may well have answered his prayers. The speedy Wanted gelding, bred, raced and...

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Boom 2YO All the Rage in Build Up to Classic

Boom 2YO All the Rage in Build Up to Classic

18th May 2023

Champion trainer Roy Chillemi has built the careers of some of the North’s best two-year-olds but admits he might have met his match this year with record breaker Roweiner’s Dance. Chillem...

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Racing and Fashion Bonds Byrnes Family

Racing and Fashion Bonds Byrnes Family

16th May 2023

For Sue Byrnes and her daughter, Amy, their bond is strengthened through their shared passion for the racing industry. Both Sue and Amy have been involved in racing for most of their respective lives....

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Ladbrokes Gets Behind Racing in North Queensland

Ladbrokes Gets Behind Racing in North Queensland

15th May 2023

Ladbrokes Australia has cemented its position as the major supporter of racing in Queensland today announcing ground-breaking new sponsorship deals with thoroughbred racing clubs in Townsville, Mackay...

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Kobo Recalls Glory Days for Russo Boys

Kobo Recalls Glory Days for Russo Boys

12th May 2023

Mr Kobo’s all-the-way win in a low key maiden at Cluden on Friday turned back the clock to heady days in racing in the 1990s for Ingham canefarmer Joe Russo and his brothers Charlie and Angelo. ...

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Airborne Roweiner Rockets to Record

Airborne Roweiner Rockets to Record

8th May 2023

Wulguru trainer Bill Kenning won’t be surprised if the big offers start rolling in for outstanding two-year-old Roweiner’s Dance after a track record breaking win at Cluden Park on Friday....

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Dream Set for Tough First-Up Clash

Dream Set for Tough First-Up Clash

4th May 2023

Atherton trainer Michael Lee is expecting boom sprinter Yes Dream to face the ultimate first-up test when he clashes with the brilliant Smart Image at Cluden Park tomorrow. Lee says Yes Dream, unbeate...

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Kliese Hits 600 Winners in Conquest of Cluden

Kliese Hits 600 Winners in Conquest of Cluden

26th April 2023

The seemingly ageless Graham Kliese hit another magic milestone when he landed his 600th Cluden Park winner on Monday 24 April, a feat few hoops if any have achieved. Kliese, now in his 50s, brought u...

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Hatsu and Hassett 'Bak' to do Business

Hatsu and Hassett 'Bak' to do Business

21st April 2023

Wulguru trainer Joanna Hassett is expecting a sharp improvement from Lightning winner Bakuhatsu back on home turf after a failed Sydney campaign when he resumes at Cluden Park on Monday. Bakuhsatu, un...

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Dance Classic Bound After Flying Win

Dance Classic Bound After Flying Win

17th April 2023

Flying two-year-old Roweiner’s Dance sent an ominous warning to rivals for the $100,000 2YO Classic with a lightning-fast win under a big weight at Cluden Park on Saturday. The home-bred youngst...

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Image Humming for Cluden Return

Image Humming for Cluden Return

14th April 2023

A slick jumpout has Cairns trainer Trevor Rowe in no doubt carnival contender Smart Image is ready to turn in a booming first up run at Cluden Park on Saturday. Rowe is confident the former Brisbane g...

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Grubby and Graham Turn on a Show at Cluden

Grubby and Graham Turn on a Show at Cluden

11th April 2023

Two veterans of the jockeys room have cranked up the heat for the Townsville premiership title after dominating Thursday’s bumper nine-race card at Cluden Park. Journeyman Nathan “Grubby&r...

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Homebred Gelding Adds a Bit of Magic for Roy

Homebred Gelding Adds a Bit of Magic for Roy

5th April 2023

Win, lose or draw, master trainer Roy Chillemi hopes to take another step towards a low key carnival tilt with his home-bred gelding Mystery ‘N’ Magic when he lines up at Cluden Park tomor...

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Cluden Park Racecourse to Reach National Standard

Cluden Park Racecourse to Reach National Standard

4th April 2023

Cluden Park’s racetrack is set to reach even greater heights as they announce their partnership with award winning, nationwide sports turf maintenance specialists, Green Options, whilst retainin...

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Double Day for Chelsea

Double Day for Chelsea

27th March 2023

Popular jockey Chelsea Jokic returned to the scene of her greatest triumph in the saddle to record a career highlight as a trainer at Cluden Park on Friday. Jokic, who won the 2018 Townsville Cup on L...

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Cluden Winners Taylor-Made for Clinton

Cluden Winners Taylor-Made for Clinton

23rd March 2023

Rockhampton trainer Clinton Taylor looks set to continue his extraordinary winning strike rate at Cluden Park tomorrow and take another step in a plan to one day ply his trade in Brisbane. Taylor and ...

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Leadership Spill Passes Distance Challenge

Leadership Spill Passes Distance Challenge

17th March 2023

Rockhampton speedster Leadership Spill proved he’s more than a one-trick pony when he passed a major distance test on a wet track at Cluden Park yesterday. The Tim Cook-trained gelding scored hi...

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Star Ready to Hit his Peak Over Pet Distance

Star Ready to Hit his Peak Over Pet Distance

15th March 2023

Wulguru trainer Graham Hughes is confident smart sprinter Family Star is ready to peak for his open company assignment at Cluden Park tomorrow. Family Star has been placed in two of his three starts t...

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Palencia Finds Form with Women’s Day Win

Palencia Finds Form with Women’s Day Win

10th March 2023

Former star juvenile Palencia turned around his luck and added to his impressive Townsville record with a strong victory at Cluden Park yesterday. Palencia, considered unlucky at his most recent run, ...

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Life Held No Ifs for Buttsy

Life Held No Ifs for Buttsy

10th March 2023

Obituary By Tony Wode North Queensland racing has had many great characters but few have lived a life as colourful and adventurous as journalist, horse trainer and raconteur Terry Butts. Buttsy, as he...

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“Buttsy” Colours Ride Again in Good Cause

“Buttsy” Colours Ride Again in Good Cause

8th March 2023

In-form sprinter Proximate Cause will carry the racing silks of his part owner the late Terry Butts (“Buttsy”) when he chases an emotional win at Cluden Park tomorrow. Proximate Cause is a...

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The Leading Women of Cluden Park: International Women's Day 2023

The Leading Women of Cluden Park: International Women's Day 2023

7th March 2023

International Women’s Day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and professional achievements of women around the world. Today we recognise the progress made towards gender equality...

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Top Team Strikes a Blow with Fast Phantom

Top Team Strikes a Blow with Fast Phantom

1st March 2023

The top Tolga team of trainer Sharlee Hoffman and jockey Lacey Morrison broke the shackles off a quiet summer when new acquisition Phantom Spirit cruised to a brilliant win at Cluden Park yesterday. P...

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Rebel Ready to Rebound in Cluden Return

Rebel Ready to Rebound in Cluden Return

27th February 2023

Cairns trainer Stephen Massingham says punters should keep the faith with former Sydney galloper Dark Rebel when he steps out at Cluden Park tomorrow. Massingham has a big opinion of the four-year-old...

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Layt Loving Life in the North

Layt Loving Life in the North

22nd February 2023

Relocating to Townsville has been life-changing for former NSW jockey Adrian Layt and his young family. The popular hoop continued a smooth transition to the local riding ranks with a classy front-run...

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Redavni chases ticket to Gold Coast in Jewel Qualifier

Redavni chases ticket to Gold Coast in Jewel Qualifier

20th February 2023

Atherton trainer Janel Ryan is quietly confident emerging filly Redavni can overcome immaturity with her exciting turn of speed in the Cluden Park QTIS Jewel Qualifier 3YO Plate (1200m) tomorrow. Reda...

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Little Silk the Secret to Lad’s Success

Little Silk the Secret to Lad’s Success

13th February 2023

Fleet footed sprinter Aspen Lad doesn’t leave home without his little sweetheart Silk. And the couple again proved a perfect match after the Lad breezed to an all the way win the Open Hcp (1000m...

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King Kliese’s Back in Business

King Kliese’s Back in Business

10th February 2023

Veteran Townsville jockey Graham Kliese knows what it’s like to come back from the brink. Serious race falls and a long list of injuries haven’t been enough to stop the highly respected ho...

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Manzelmann Eyes Cup Tilt with Comeback Galloper

Manzelmann Eyes Cup Tilt with Comeback Galloper

6th February 2023

Country racing Hall of Fame trainer John Manzelmann will set exciting comeback galloper Siberian Route for the northern cups after the gelding cruised to a classy win at Cluden Park on Friday. Manzelm...

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From Dirt to Turf, Royes on a Winning Path

From Dirt to Turf, Royes on a Winning Path

2nd February 2023

Former Mt Isa trainer Steven Royes doesn’t have many horses in work but he’s throwing everything into clinching another win with a strong team of chances at Cluden Park tomorrow. Royes is ...

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Melea Makes Cluden Her Castle

Melea Makes Cluden Her Castle

30th January 2023

Brisbane apprentice Melea Castle is hoping a winning double at Cluden Park yesterday will open the door to more opportunities in the north. Castle scored first with an all-the-way win on Lenny Rocky i...

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Gritty Gabby Good to Go

Gritty Gabby Good to Go

27th January 2023

Promising filly Gabby’s Ready has already won a major battle to make it to the races, and young trainer Matt McGuire is confident she can go one better and claim a timely win at Cluden Park on S...

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Wayward Filly Launches Late to Land Ryan Stable Double

Wayward Filly Launches Late to Land Ryan Stable Double

23rd January 2023

Former gun jockey Ron Ryan is excited about the future of raw talent Redavni after the filly’s storming win at Cluden Park on Saturday. Having only her second race start, Redavni got up in the l...

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No Stopping Irrepressible Spry

No Stopping Irrepressible Spry

20th January 2023

A recent burst of form has persuaded heavy weight Townsville jockey Carl Spry to put aside thoughts of retirement and saddle up for more winners in 2023. Spry has ridden a winner at each of his past s...

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Pete Uses Touch of Doherty Magic to Land 2YO Winner

Pete Uses Touch of Doherty Magic to Land 2YO Winner

16th January 2023

Wulguru jockey-trainer Peter Cullen was quick to acknowledge the strong influence on his career by the late Jim Doherty after debutante Craicaro’s barnstorming win at Cluden Park yesterday. Cull...

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Picton Out to Continue Dream Start for Training Couple

Picton Out to Continue Dream Start for Training Couple

12th January 2023

Training newcomers Stephen and Michelle Bush never dreamt that in just six months they would already be making an impact in the Townsville racing ranks. The couple have trained 10 winners from 17 star...

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Fiery Freddy Rules with Fast Finishing Win

Fiery Freddy Rules with Fast Finishing Win

9th January 2023

He may be pony-sized and bad tempered to boot, but there was no denying the grit and determination of Freddy Barbarossa at Cluden Park on Saturday. The Holy Roman Emperor gelding, named after a 12th c...

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Roughie Gives Chillemi a New Year Double

Roughie Gives Chillemi a New Year Double

9th January 2023

Long shot Smarty Lee gained a racing reprieve after handing champion trainer Roy Chillemi the second leg of an unlikely winning double at Cluden Park on the weekend. The Atherton mentor earlier scored...

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Lightning Goal for Flying Lad

Lightning Goal for Flying Lad

6th January 2023

Rockhampton flyer Aspen Lad will again head down a path aimed at this year’s Townsville Lightning when he returns from injury at Cluden Park tomorrow. Aspen Lad hasn’t raced since finishin...

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Every Post a Winner for Denny

Every Post a Winner for Denny

28th December 2022

Townsville convert Denicious “Denny” Smith was quick to tip his hat to injured colleague Graham Kliese after landing a hard earned win on Our Addiction at Cluden yesterday. South African b...

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Siren on song for Cluden clash

Siren on song for Cluden clash

26th December 2022

Leading Townsville trainer Georgie Holt is banking on a feather weight to hand Siren Rock the edge over bush cups champ Echo Point at Cluden Park on Tuesday....

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Rebel Looks Set for Bright Future

Rebel Looks Set for Bright Future

21st December 2022

Cairns trainer Stephen Massingham thinks he may have unearthed another potential star after Sydney reject Dark Rebel stormed to victory at Cluden yesterday. The one time Derby hopeful flashed home to ...

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Star Sprinter Up For the Challenge in Magic Millions Feature

Star Sprinter Up For the Challenge in Magic Millions Feature

19th December 2022

Atherton trainer Michael Lee is under no illusions that his classy sprinter Yes Dream will need to be at the top of his game to continue his unbeaten record at Cluden Park tomorrow. Punters pal Yes Dr...

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Hatch and Ares Chalk Up First Cluden Winner Together

Hatch and Ares Chalk Up First Cluden Winner Together

12th December 2022

Ares Racing boss John Horan was a relieved man when Baby Guinness lasted in a desperate finish at Cluden Park on Saturday. The narrow victory was the first Townsville winner for Ares with Toowoomba tr...

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Third Time Lucky for Kenning and Bell with Home Bred Flyer

Third Time Lucky for Kenning and Bell with Home Bred Flyer

8th December 2022

A decision to give former good race mare Roweiner one last go at stud is finally rewarding Cluden trainer Bill Kenning and his partner Julie Bell. The couple will be out to continue a hot streak in th...

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Red Hot Day Racks Up More Cluden Winners

Red Hot Day Racks Up More Cluden Winners

30th November 2022

Knockabout hoop Nathan Day is hoping a rare winning streak will continue on Townsville galloper Bold Kingston in Saturday’s TAB Country Cup Challenge in Brisbane after another big day at Cluden ...

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Molongle Priming for Surprise Brisbane Road Trip

Molongle Priming for Surprise Brisbane Road Trip

28th November 2022

Late starter Molongle Surprise will take another step towards a crack at Brisbane riches when he lines up at Cluden Park as a red hot favourite tomorrow. Trainer Ben Williams is keen to run the smart ...

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No Stopping Dream in Fighting Amateurs Sprint Win

No Stopping Dream in Fighting Amateurs Sprint Win

21st November 2022

Atherton flyer Yes Dream continued his love affair with the Cluden Park track with a gritty photo finish win in the $30,000 Townsville Amateur Sprint on Sunday. The home bred four-year-old, with premi...

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Hatch Stable Primed for First Big Day at Amateurs

Hatch Stable Primed for First Big Day at Amateurs

18th November 2022

Toowoomba trainer Lindsay Hatch is confident his new Townsville operation is ready to hit the ground running with a number of winning chances at Sunday’s annual Amateurs Race Day at Cluden Park....

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Rowe Duo on Express to Success with New Partnership

Rowe Duo on Express to Success with New Partnership

9th November 2022

Father and son combination Trevor and Peter Rowe enjoyed the perfect start to their new training partnership with a big win with Love Express at Cluden Park yesterday. Love Express stormed home with R...

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