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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.

 Race Day Guide: TAB Townsville Cup

Race Day Guide: TAB Townsville Cup

5th August 2022

We’ve put together the ultimate guide to maximise your experience at tomorrow's TAB Townsville Cup! 10am Gates open!  Please follow the carpark marshal's instructions for drop-off and enter...

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Jamie Primed for Master Class in Cleveland Bay

Jamie Primed for Master Class in Cleveland Bay

5th August 2022

Rockhampton trainer Graeme Green has sent an ominous warning that star galloper Master Jamie is back in town even stronger for his title defence in the TAB Cleveland Bay Hcp at Cluden tomorrow. Green ...

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Hatch Has Wind in his Sayl for Cup Quest

Hatch Has Wind in his Sayl for Cup Quest

5th August 2022

Drawing the “car park” has done little to faze Toowoomba trainer Lindsay Hatch going into tomorrow’s TAB Townsville Cup with race favourite Sayl. The former Burdekin boy, who now tra...

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Unprecedented Racing Entries Flood in for Cup Week

Unprecedented Racing Entries Flood in for Cup Week

3rd August 2022

Hot on the heels of a bumper Ladies Day, Cluden Park is set to host one of the biggest carnivals in years with near record entries for this week’s Lightning and Townsville Cup race meetings. The...

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Molongle Back in Great Shape for Long-Awaited Lightning Bid

Molongle Back in Great Shape for Long-Awaited Lightning Bid

3rd August 2022

Townsville trainer Ben Williams is banking on the old proverb ‘all things come to those who wait’ being proven right with lightly raced sprinter Molongle Surprise at Cluden Park tomorrow. ...

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Chillemi Hoping History Will Repeat with in-form Palencia

Chillemi Hoping History Will Repeat with in-form Palencia

1st August 2022

It was a case of déjà vu for trainer Roy Chillemi and light weight jockey Nathan Thomas after Palencia raced his way into the Cleveland Bay Hcp with a powerhouse win at Cluden Park on Sa...

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Macquereau Caps Off Cup Prep with Ladies Day Win

Macquereau Caps Off Cup Prep with Ladies Day Win

1st August 2022

Townsville Cup contender Macquereau was back in his Tolga stables bucking his brand off 24 hours after a classy win in his final lead-up run on Ladies Day at Cluden Park on Saturday. Macquereau added ...

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Race Day Guide: Ray White Townsville Ladies Day

Race Day Guide: Ray White Townsville Ladies Day

29th July 2022

We’ve put together the ultimate guide to maximise your experience at tomorrow's Ray White Townsville Ladies Day! 11am Gates open!  Please follow the carpark marshal's instructions for drop-...

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Morrison Aims to Cap Off Career Best Season

Morrison Aims to Cap Off Career Best Season

29th July 2022

With a best ever season already under her belt, the north’s leading rider Lacey Morrison is psyched for more winners going in to tomorrow’s big Ladies Day race meeting at Cluden Park. Morr...

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Wizard Willie the Star Attraction for Carnival and Calcutta

Wizard Willie the Star Attraction for Carnival and Calcutta

26th July 2022

The wizardry of champion jockey Willie Pike is set to add a magic touch to this year’s Townsville Winter Racing Carnival. One of the best jockeys in Australia, Pike and Brisbane-based New Zealan...

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Last Minute Gamble Pays Off for Bakuhatsu

Last Minute Gamble Pays Off for Bakuhatsu

22nd July 2022

Wulguru trainer Joanna Hassett is planning a shot at the Lightning with unheralded sprinter Bakuhatsu after pulling off a stunning class jump at Cluden Park yesterday. Hassett and owner Mick Waters we...

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 Stockland Townsville x Cluden Park Winter Racing Carnival Stylist Edit

Stockland Townsville x Cluden Park Winter Racing Carnival Stylist Edit

21st July 2022

The Cluden Park Winter Racing Carnival is underway with Townsville’s biggest feature race days, Ray White Townsville Ladies Day (30th July) and TAB Townsville Cup (6th August) coming up fast. Wi...

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Local Racing Loses Great Champion

Local Racing Loses Great Champion

21st July 2022

Townsville is mourning the loss of a respected champion of the local racing industry with the passing of Laurie Quinlan. Mr Quinlan, 91, served on the Townsville Turf Club as a committeeman and presid...

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Diva Earns Her Chance for Cups Test

Diva Earns Her Chance for Cups Test

20th July 2022

Wulguru trainer Tony Comerford admits a bid to win a golden ticket into the Townsville Cup with the improving Deadly Diva at Cluden Park tomorrow is an ambitious roll of the dice. The little sister to...

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TAB TEM Calcutta

TAB TEM Calcutta

13th July 2022

Our longstanding tradition of the TAB TEM Calcutta will return in 2022 on Thursday 4 August. The evening is your chance to be part of all the action of the amazing Townsville Cup Race. How does it wor...

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First Time Ownership Lands Sisters a Crack Sprinter

First Time Ownership Lands Sisters a Crack Sprinter

12th July 2022

Owners can go a lifetime chasing a top-class horse, but a diminutive sprinter with a big will to win has taken Townsville first timers Lynelle and Michelle Darwin on an express lane to success. The tw...

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D’Oro Wins Golden Ticket to Cleveland Bay

D’Oro Wins Golden Ticket to Cleveland Bay

6th July 2022

Dio D’Oro in Italian means golden god but it could easily be god of rain. The Wulguru-trained gelding Dio D’Oro is a nob in the wet and revelled in the slow going at Cluden Park yesterday ...

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Bub Back for Another Shot at the Dollars

Bub Back for Another Shot at the Dollars

4th July 2022

Just a few months ago Wulguru trainer Bub Baker was “crook” and ready to call it a day on a distinguished career spanning more than 40 years. The veteran conditioner, who has enjoyed major...

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McGovern Stable Fires with Change of Environment

McGovern Stable Fires with Change of Environment

29th June 2022

A shift to new facilities is already paying off for trainer Terry McGovern with his first Townsville winner and second stable victory in 10 days. McGovern landed his break through Cluden win with Mymi...

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Massingham Banks on Overdue Change of Luck

Massingham Banks on Overdue Change of Luck

27th June 2022

It’s a long way from the TAB fixtures at Townsville, but trainer Stephen Massingham is hoping a winning trip to the annual Laura bush races is the change of fortune he needs for a big day at Clu...

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Cameron Dreams of Another Carnival Tilt with Stable Star

Cameron Dreams of Another Carnival Tilt with Stable Star

17th June 2022

Bowen trainer Andrew Cameron will aim up for another crack at the Cleveland Bay Hcp with his honest galloper So You Dream after a stunning big odds win at Cluden Park yesterday. A 1400m specialist aro...

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Whiteley Back to Business for Another Cups Campaign

Whiteley Back to Business for Another Cups Campaign

15th June 2022

Multiple premiership-winning jockey Chris Whiteley is back in the saddle and raring to go for the rich northern carnivals after a frustrating three months out with injury. The four-time Townsville Cup...

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Missile Shoots to Dazzling Classic Win for North’s Top Team

Missile Shoots to Dazzling Classic Win for North’s Top Team

13th June 2022

An emotional Tom Hedley paid tribute to his long-time friend and trainer Roy Chillemi after the duo landed their fifth Lawrence & Hanson 2YO Classic (1200m) with the explosive Missile Thunder at C...

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Wilson Riding with Luck of the Irish

Wilson Riding with Luck of the Irish

10th June 2022

Atherton-based jockey Stephen Wilson will have family cheering for him on the other side of the world when he rides hot favourite Missile Thunder in tomorrow’s $100,000 Lawrence & Hanson 2YO...

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Isabella Off to a Flying Townsville Start with Winning Double

Isabella Off to a Flying Townsville Start with Winning Double

1st June 2022

Brisbane apprentice Isabella Teh started a three-month stint in Townsville in the best possible way with a dashing winning double at Cluden Park yesterday. The 26-year-old wasted no time making hersel...

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Kerry Has Good Cause To Be Excited

Kerry Has Good Cause To Be Excited

30th May 2022

Training debutante Kerry Donnelly has worked for some of the best in the business, but tomorrow she’ll do it all for herself when she saddles up the promising Proximate Cause at Cluden Park. Don...

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Northern Jewel Win Continues Dream Run for Comeback Hoop

Northern Jewel Win Continues Dream Run for Comeback Hoop

24th May 2022

Popular jockey Lacey Morrison has won bigger races, but victory on Yes Dream in Friday’s $105,000 Audi Centre Townsville Northern Jewel at Cluden was a personal triumph. Morrison is the hottest ...

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Lion-Hearted King Ready to Fire in Northern Jewel

Lion-Hearted King Ready to Fire in Northern Jewel

19th May 2022

Leading trainer Olivia Cairns has paid her pony-sized marvel Fire King the ultimate compliment going into the $105,000 Audi Centre Townsville Northern Jewel QTIS 3YO (1300m) at Cluden Park tomorrow. C...

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Young Hoop Bags Biggest Day at Cluden Park

Young Hoop Bags Biggest Day at Cluden Park

9th May 2022

Atherton apprentice Rachael Shred is riding high after a career best day with her first winning double at Cluden on Friday’s action-packed 11-race card. The 23-year-old notched the milestone on ...

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Big Day Ahead for Shred with Gun Rides

Big Day Ahead for Shred with Gun Rides

5th May 2022

Veteran trainer Roy Chillemi has made a major tactical decision to beat the handicapper with the booking of stable apprentice Rachel Shred for classy gallopers Missile Thunder and Palencia at Cluden P...

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Cluden Park Launches 2022 Winter Racing Carnival

Cluden Park Launches 2022 Winter Racing Carnival

27th April 2022

Cluden Park is ready to build on the success of 2021 to deliver a bigger and better Winter Racing Carnival in 2022. Townsville’s race goers, socialites, and fashion visionaries are once more bei...

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Yes Please, We Want More!

Yes Please, We Want More!

19th April 2022

Next month’s $105,000 Northern Jewel is shaping as one of the races of the year after boom galloper Yes Please nosed out the brilliant Palencia in an epic dress rehearsal at Cluden Park yesterda...

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Dream Sprinter Begins Run Towards Jewel

Dream Sprinter Begins Run Towards Jewel

17th April 2022

Unbeaten three-year-old Yes Dream will launch his campaign towards next months’ $100,000 Northern Jewel when he takes on a crack field at Cluden Park tomorrow. Yes Dream has won his only three s...

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Vibration Shakes Off Also Ran Tag with Cluden Hat-Trick

Vibration Shakes Off Also Ran Tag with Cluden Hat-Trick

15th April 2022

Quirky galloper Raise Da Vibration continued his amazing transformation from an also ran to winner with another powerful victory at Cluden yesterday. Raise Da Vibration made it a hat-trick of wins ove...

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Sarah’s Bargain Babies Aim Up For More Success

Sarah’s Bargain Babies Aim Up For More Success

13th April 2022

A keen eye for bargain yearlings is paying big dividends for Townsville trainer Sarah Acornley and the success looks set to continue at Cluden Park tomorrow. Acornley will chase her fifth two-year-old...

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Cluden Park's Updated Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Cluden Park's Updated Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

11th April 2022

In line with the Queensland Government's easing of COVID-19 restrictions, and in accordance with the decision from Racing Queensland, as of 1am 14 April full vaccination and check-ins will not be mand...

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Sports Bar Tipping Competition 9 April 2022

Sports Bar Tipping Competition 9 April 2022

7th April 2022

We will be opening the Sports Bar from 10am this Saturday 9 April and holding a tipping competition for group 1 racing from Sydney! Our tipping competition winner will receive 2 x tickets to a packag...

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Cluden Park 2022/23 Racing Calendar

Cluden Park 2022/23 Racing Calendar

7th April 2022

Cluden Park's 2022/23 racing calendar has been released with 36 action packed race days booked! Full Calendar: July Tuesday 5 July Thursday 21 July Saturday 30 July – Ladies Day August Thursd...

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Bad Boy a Star with Punters with Rousing Cluden Win

Bad Boy a Star with Punters with Rousing Cluden Win

6th April 2022

Race day rogue Family Star put aside his bad trackside manners to return to form with a fast-finishing win at Cluden Park today. The talented gelding, who is a lamb at home but a bad boy at the races,...

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Top Atherton Combo Looking for More Success at Cluden

Top Atherton Combo Looking for More Success at Cluden

4th April 2022

Atherton’s dynamic duo Sharlee Hoffman and Lacey Morrison have become one of the most lethal combinations in northern racing and will be looking to keep the winning run rolling with three s...

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Cheyne Walks a Familiar Family Path to Cluden Winners’ Stall

Cheyne Walks a Familiar Family Path to Cluden Winners’ Stall

28th March 2022

For Wulguru hobby trainer Cheyne Morrison racing is best done the family way. It was no surprise then that when her gutsy mare Swahili Mai lasted to win at Cluden Park on Friday, emotions were running...

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Plan Change for Play Me Now, but Cups Still the Main Mission

Plan Change for Play Me Now, but Cups Still the Main Mission

24th March 2022

A Brisbane trip is off the agenda for rising stayer Play Me Now, but the Innisfail galloper will continue his slow build up towards the northern Cups closer to home at Cluden Park tomorrow. Play Me No...

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Punters Pin-Up Paniagua Back in Business

Punters Pin-Up Paniagua Back in Business

21st March 2022

Cult horse Paniagua wrote a new chapter in one of northern racing’s great stories with a thumping return from injury at Cluden Park yesterday. Racing for the first time since June last year, Pan...

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Jockey Jeff Clocks Up the Miles Doing What He Does Best

Jockey Jeff Clocks Up the Miles Doing What He Does Best

17th March 2022

Veteran jockey Jeffrey Felix is renowned as a tireless toiler, but his epic road travel to the races this week must surely make him one of the hardest working riders in the nation. Townsville-based Fe...

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Missile Rockets Away with Jewel Qualifier

Missile Rockets Away with Jewel Qualifier

23rd February 2022

Boom two-year-old Missile Thunder was being compared to the brilliant Tyzone after a sensational win in the QTIS Jewel Qualifier at Cluden Park. Racing in the Tom Hedley colours, Missile Thunder and r...

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Wolf Chases Gold in Memory of ‘Moorey’

Wolf Chases Gold in Memory of ‘Moorey’

21st February 2022

The spirit of popular publican and racing identity Dave Moore will be riding with grand old galloper Bullion Wolf when he makes an emotional return to racing at Cluden Park tomorrow.  Bullion Wol...

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Beau Strikes a Blow for the Battlers

Beau Strikes a Blow for the Battlers

14th February 2022

The Orange army of the Roy Chillemi stable was dominant with a Cluden treble on Saturday, but the win of honest galloper Strike A Beau in the last was a story for the battlers. Strike a Beau ended a f...

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Love Is Blind All Set for Hot Date at Cluden

Love Is Blind All Set for Hot Date at Cluden

11th February 2022

The winners may not have flowed like they normally do in recent months for premier trainer Roy Chillemi, but that may pick up in pace at Cluden Park tomorrow. Chillemi will saddle up two strong chance...

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Head Strong Baby Takes First Step Towards Classic

Head Strong Baby Takes First Step Towards Classic

31st January 2022

It might not have been pretty, but ill-mannered filly Baby Guinness certainly made a big impression with a strong but erratic debut win at Cluden Park on the weekend. The daughter of Heroic Valour, se...

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Cairns Cup Champ Tunes Up for Brissie Trip

Cairns Cup Champ Tunes Up for Brissie Trip

27th January 2022

Cairns Cup winner Tutelage will take another step towards a summer Brisbane trip when he takes on a quality field of milers at Cluden Park tomorrow. The son of Medaglia D’Oro will line-up as a l...

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Brissie Next for Brilliant Bobby

Brissie Next for Brilliant Bobby

24th January 2022

Flying mare Let’s Go Bobby has forced her connections to have a major rethink of summer plans after another sizzling win at Cluden Park on the weekend. The six-year-old daughter of Mahisara made...

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Bonnie’s Back and Ready for Business

Bonnie’s Back and Ready for Business

21st January 2022

Popular jockey Bonnie Thomson almost called it quits on a 25 year career, but instead she’s using a frustrating six months on the sidelines with injury to motivate her comeback. Thomson, 43, wil...

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Tax Man Opens Cluden Account with Runaway Win

Tax Man Opens Cluden Account with Runaway Win

17th January 2022

Don’t be surprised if the much travelled The Tax Accountant tackles some of the north’s rich Cup races later this year after a powerhouse win at Cluden Park on Friday. The son of Love Conq...

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Heat No Bother For This Tough Boy

Heat No Bother For This Tough Boy

13th January 2022

Former Victorian galloper Hell Of A Boy has taken to the searing tropical summer like a duck to water, and will be out to continue his hot run of form at Cluden Park tomorrow. The tough-as-teak sprint...

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Holt Leads the Way as Women Train the Cluden Card

Holt Leads the Way as Women Train the Cluden Card

10th January 2022

Townsville’s Georgie Holt played a starring role in a clean sweep of Saturday’s Cluden Park race card by female trainers. The young mother of two admitted to being completely surprised wit...

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Weight Only Barrier for Ahwahneechee’s Cluden Return

Weight Only Barrier for Ahwahneechee’s Cluden Return

7th January 2022

Emerald trainer Raymond Williams knows only too well weight stops trains, but he still expects the nomadic Ahwahneechee to take a power of beating at Cluden Park tomorrow. The tough seven-year-old gel...

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Santa Dashes to Victory on End of Year Cluden Card

Santa Dashes to Victory on End of Year Cluden Card

29th December 2021

Cairns trainer Rodney Miller is predicting bigger things for the lightly raced Santa Marinella after a dominant win at Cluden Park yesterday. With jockey of the moment Lacey Morrison in the saddle, Sa...

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Explorer Set to Rediscover Best Form

Explorer Set to Rediscover Best Form

27th December 2021

Cairns trainer Stephen Massingham is banking on a quick back-up to land an overdue win with mercurial galloper Silent Explorer at Cluden Park tomorrow. The six-year-old gelding indicated he was close ...

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Tough Love Prevails in MM Qualifier

Tough Love Prevails in MM Qualifier

22nd December 2021

Tough Tolga galloper Love Is Blind completed a stunning comeback from injury to claim the Magic Millions Country Cup Qualifier (1200m) at Cluden Park yesterday. Love Is Blind was given a perfect run b...

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Star Comes to Town for Millions Clash

Star Comes to Town for Millions Clash

20th December 2021

Astute Barcaldine trainer Todd Austin is making a rare visit to Cluden Park tomorrow to chase Magic Millions riches with smart sprinter Star Of O’Reilly. Austin, a champion in western training r...

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Cluden Park's Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

Cluden Park's Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

14th December 2021

In accordance with the Queensland Government and Racing Queensland, from 17 December 2021 all indoor and outdoor events and functions conducted at Cluden Park will become fully vaccinated events. The ...

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Townsville Racing Honours Premiership Winners

Townsville Racing Honours Premiership Winners

13th December 2021

Winning the Townsville trainers' premiership for the 16th time hasn’t lost its lustre for Tolga maestro Roy Chillemi. The 2020-21 season was another big year for Chillemi who surpassed an incred...

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Hammer Delivers Big Betting Blow in Cluden Win

Hammer Delivers Big Betting Blow in Cluden Win

13th December 2021

The rich QTIS Jewel series is on the table for Hallside Hammer after the smart gelding landed a substantial betting plunge at Cluden Park on Saturday. Hallside Hammer was backed from 7.5 into 2.60 fav...

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Old Boy Langhro Ready to Roll on Big Saturday Card

Old Boy Langhro Ready to Roll on Big Saturday Card

10th December 2021

A good gate and the addition of blinkers might be just what the doctor ordered to spark a return to winning form for veteran sprinter Langhro at Cluden Park tomorrow. The nine-year-old’s trainer...

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Sydney Cast-Off Delivers Timely Tonic for Terry

Sydney Cast-Off Delivers Timely Tonic for Terry

3rd December 2021

Promising galloper Proximate Cause continued to lift the spirits of his colourful trainer Terry Butts with another rousing win at Cluden Park yesterday. Butts has been battling serious illness this ye...

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Rain a Boost for Hoffman Team for Big Cluden Card

Rain a Boost for Hoffman Team for Big Cluden Card

1st December 2021

Atherton trainer Sharlee Hoffman is not fazed by the prospect of a rain-affected track for rejuvenated mare Starfilly and five other stable runners at Cluden Park tomorrow. Hoffman, who is making her ...

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Racing Queensland’s Investment Growth Plan Receives Acceleration Boost

Racing Queensland’s Investment Growth Plan Receives Acceleration Boost

23rd November 2021

An increase in racing prize money has been guaranteed to Cluden Park thanks to a change in funding from the Palaszczuk Government. This week, the Palaszczuk Government announced changes to return 35% ...

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Central Queenslander Targets Townsville Amateurs Feature Glory

Central Queenslander Targets Townsville Amateurs Feature Glory

19th November 2021

Astute Central Queensland trainer, Jared Wehlow, knows exactly what it takes to track the long haul from Rockhampton to Townsville and come away with the spoils. It is extremely rare for Wehlow to mak...

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Justin Time! Stanley Lands Comeback Win in Pallarenda

Justin Time! Stanley Lands Comeback Win in Pallarenda

25th October 2021

Prolific winning hoop Justin Stanley made the perfect return from serious injury with victory on Heroic Angel in the fillies’ division of the Pallarenda Stakes at Cluden Park on Saturday. Stanle...

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Sarah’s Babies Ready for Pallarenda Debut

Sarah’s Babies Ready for Pallarenda Debut

21st October 2021

Training newcomer Sarah Acornley is already making her mark in Townsville, but nothing so far will compare to a win in the time honoured Pallarenda Stakes at Cluden Park tomorrow. Acornley is going in...

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Bargain Buys Fire to Give Hughes Stable a Double

Bargain Buys Fire to Give Hughes Stable a Double

15th October 2021

Wulguru trainer Graham Hughes continued his great run of success with bargain buys when Wanna Tweet and Ashton Blair landed him a winning double at Cluden Park yesterday. The two stablemates won in su...

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Beau and Kefalonia Head Attard Team on Bumper Cluden Card

Beau and Kefalonia Head Attard Team on Bumper Cluden Card

13th October 2021

Lady luck deserted them last start, but Wulguru trainer Chris Attard is confident stablemates Bondi Beau and Kefalonia can redeem themselves at Cluden Park tomorrow. Attard will saddle up seven runner...

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D’Oro recaptures some old magic with first Cluden win

D’Oro recaptures some old magic with first Cluden win

4th October 2021

Former smart Sydney two-year-old Dio D’Oro turned back the clock to record his first North Queensland victory with a gritty last stride win at Cluden Park on Friday....

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Ruby Ready to Sparkle in Cluden Return

Ruby Ready to Sparkle in Cluden Return

30th September 2021

Atherton trainer Michael Lee is confident his boom mare Ruby July’s love of the Cluden Park track can lift her to another win tomorrow. Ruby July is unbeaten in three starts at Cluden – al...

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Attard and Ares Notch Up Another Cluden Winner

Attard and Ares Notch Up Another Cluden Winner

17th September 2021

Newly arrived trainer Chris Attard and the Ares racing syndicate showed they will be a potential premiership force with another winner at Cluden Park. The Ares operation notched up their third winner ...

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Missile Shoots for Cluden Win as Career Winds Down

Missile Shoots for Cluden Win as Career Winds Down

15th September 2021

Retirement beckons for grand galloper Grey Missile, but trainer Roy Chillemi is hoping the veteran can show a flash of his old magic at Cluden Park tomorrow. The striking grey, who was a star of Towns...

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Therapy Proves a Hit with Boom Galloper

Therapy Proves a Hit with Boom Galloper

10th September 2021

Massage for a troublesome back and a lighter training routine are continuing to prove a winning formula for rejuvenated galloper Boomgate. Boomgate and jockey Ashley Butler made it three straight wins...

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McGuire Looks to Fly Higher with Rejuvenated Rothman

McGuire Looks to Fly Higher with Rejuvenated Rothman

8th September 2021

Rising young trainer Matt McGuire is banking on a home track advantage to give consistent sprinter Rothman a winning edge at Cluden Park tomorrow. McGuire opted to run Rothman in tomorrow’s Hyga...

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Zouvilla Races to Another Win for Joanna

Zouvilla Races to Another Win for Joanna

3rd September 2021

Regally bred gelding Zouvilla might have fallen short of expectations in the south, but he’s continuing to boost the career of popular Townsville trainer Joanna Hassett. The son of Zoustar and V...

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Ben Has Carnival Plans in Mind for Surprise

Ben Has Carnival Plans in Mind for Surprise

1st September 2021

Trainer Ben Williams is already looking ahead to next year’s winter carnival with rising sprinter Molongle Surprise, but his first priority is notching another win at Cluden Park tomorrow. Willi...

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Cluden Park's set for Spring Action After Success of Winter Racing Carnival

Cluden Park's set for Spring Action After Success of Winter Racing Carnival

12th August 2021

Townsville’s racing winter carnival was a runaway success but attention is already turning to big races coming up in Spring. Cluden Park general manager Natalie Rintala said the club was ecstati...

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Local Win in Lightning Thriller

Local Win in Lightning Thriller

9th August 2021

Wulguru trainer Gary “Muttaburra” Dickson gave high praise to Caloundra jockey Nathan Thomas after he lifted Temple Run to a nose win in Friday's Global Welding Supplies Lightning Hcp (100...

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Race Day Guide: TAB Townsville Cup

Race Day Guide: TAB Townsville Cup

6th August 2021

You’ve bought your ticket, you’ve picked your outfit and you've studied the favourites; how else can you prepare for Saturday's TAB Townsville Cup? We’ve put together the ultimate gu...

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Darryl Hopes for Lightning to Strike Twice

Darryl Hopes for Lightning to Strike Twice

5th August 2021

Rocky trainer Darryl Johnston admits he’s taking a punt running his lightly raced speedster Aspen Lad in tomorrow’s Global Welding Supplies Lightning at Cluden Park. The Bagger Vance geldi...

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Chris the Cup King Still Hungry for Winners

Chris the Cup King Still Hungry for Winners

3rd August 2021

Big occasion jockey Chris Whiteley is aiming up for his fifth win in the Townsville Cup on Saturday. It’s a feat that already stands tall in the 137 year history of the city’s most prestig...

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Jockeys’ Premiership Race Goes Down to the Wire

Jockeys’ Premiership Race Goes Down to the Wire

2nd August 2021

It was a three-way showdown to decide the Townsville jockeys’ premiership on Saturday and in the end two tough warriors walked away with a draw. Graham Kliese and Chris Whiteley ended the last m...

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Ladies Party on at Spectacular Start to Cup Week

Ladies Party on at Spectacular Start to Cup Week

2nd August 2021

Cluden Park was a sea of colour with one of the biggest crowds in years at the popular Ladies’ Day race meeting on Saturday. The traditional start of Cup week attracted just over 3000 racegoers ...

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Funky Music All Set to Play for Ladies Day

Funky Music All Set to Play for Ladies Day

30th July 2021

Canny Wulguru trainer Garry “Muttaburra” Dickson is hoping a little Funky Music will be a winter racing carnival hit with the ladies at Cluden Park tomorrow. Dickson’s handsome geldi...

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Holts Seize the Moment to Chase Dream in Cup

Holts Seize the Moment to Chase Dream in Cup

27th July 2021

Just securing a start in the Townsville Cup with moody galloper Live The Moment is a big thrill for young local trainer Georgie Holt. But she can’t help but dream of going all the way and winnin...

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Race Day Guide: Ray White Townsville Ladies Day

Race Day Guide: Ray White Townsville Ladies Day

27th July 2021

You’ve bought your ticket, you’ve picked your outfit and your lift is sorted; how else can you prepare for Ray White Townsville Ladies Day? We’ve put together the ultimate guide to m...

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Willygood and Wily Hoop All Class in Flying Win

Willygood and Wily Hoop All Class in Flying Win

23rd July 2021

Premiership leading jockey Graham Kliese needs no convincing bonny mare Willygood is top shelf after the pair stole the show at Cluden Park yesterday. Willygood and Kliese produced a Houdini act to la...

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Wilson up for Big Day as Cup and Premiership Goals Loom

Wilson up for Big Day as Cup and Premiership Goals Loom

21st July 2021

Leading jockey Stephen Wilson will have two major missions on the line at Cluden Park tomorrow. Wilson has a great chance to increase his slender lead in the battle for the Townsville jockeys’ p...

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PLC Townsville's Peter Taifalos Joins Laser Clinics Australia Fashion Stakes' Judging Panel.

PLC Townsville's Peter Taifalos Joins Laser Clinics Australia Fashion Stakes' Judging Panel.

20th July 2021

PLC Townsville's branch owner, Peter Taifalos, talks about his recent appointment to the Fashion Stakes judging panel and the boutique gym's first involvement with the Winter Racing Carnival.  PL...

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Laser Clinics Australia set to Sponsor Winter Racing Carnival Fashion Stakes

Laser Clinics Australia set to Sponsor Winter Racing Carnival Fashion Stakes

15th July 2021

In what is set to be the largest Winter Racing Carnival at Cluden Park in recent years, Laser Clinics Australia will sponsor the revamped Fashion Stakes competitions at both the Ray White Townsville L...

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Dress to Impress: Fashion Stakes Criteria Released

Dress to Impress: Fashion Stakes Criteria Released

12th July 2021

'Don’t be afraid to make a statement! Whether it is with colour, texture or accessories. Be conscious of current trends with your outfit, but not by losing your own individuality.' - Drosia Parl...

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Ladies Day Naming Rights Sponsor Announced!

Ladies Day Naming Rights Sponsor Announced!

8th July 2021

Ray White Townsville will come on board as the naming rights sponsor for Cluden Park’s Winter Racing Carnival event, Ladies Day.  For over 23 years, Ray White Townsville’s...

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The Hoffa Shows He’s Best with Powerhouse NQ Cup Win

The Hoffa Shows He’s Best with Powerhouse NQ Cup Win

7th July 2021

Popular Townsville trainer Alby Molino is growing in confidence for the major cups after Best Hoffa demolished a quality field at Cluden Park yesterday. The veteran galloper showed he was right on tra...

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Rocco Ready to Roll for NQ Cup

Rocco Ready to Roll for NQ Cup

5th July 2021

Bush cup specialist Rocco loves a scrap and Innisfail trainer Stephen Potiris expects the tough gelding to be close to his fighting best for tomorrow’s NQ Cup (1609m) at Cluden Park. Rocco has s...

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Lacey too Pacey with Dazzling Double

Lacey too Pacey with Dazzling Double

30th June 2021

Comeback jockey Lacey Morrison showed she’d lost none of the skill that made her the toast of Townsville 14 years ago with a stylish winning double at Cluden Park today. Morrison bookended the s...

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Ripper Ruby Ready for Cluden Return

Ripper Ruby Ready for Cluden Return

29th June 2021

Exciting filly Ruby July won’t be engaging in a speed battle in her much-anticipated return at Cluden Park tomorrow, according to her trainer Michael Lee. The daughter of Bel Espirit will clash ...

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