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  • JJ Atkins history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 7, 2014 12:08 am

    The JJ Atkins, recently known as the TJ Smith, is a Group 1 horse race held each year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.  Run over 1600 metres and worth $500,000 in prize money, The JJ Atkins is one of three Group 1 events held on Stradbroke Handicap Day each […]

     
  • Queensland Derby history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 7, 2014 12:07 am

    The Queensland Derby is a Group 1 race for three-year-old horses, held each year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.  This 2400 metre event is held on Stradbroke Handicap Day, the biggest single day of racing at Eagle Farm Racecourse each year.  There are three Group 1 races held on […]

     
  • Stradbroke Handicap history, odds and past results

    Horse Racing Facts June 6, 2014 11:41 pm

    The Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race held each year in Brisbane at Eagle Farm Racecourse.  Run over 1400 metres for $1,360,000 in prize money, this event is a major part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.  The Stradbroke Handicap has been run since 1890, making it one of […]

     
  • VRC Treasurer resigns from Board

    Media Releases May 30, 2014 5:29 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Chairman Mr Michael Burn today announced VRC Treasurer Mr Tim Poole has decided to step down from the VRC Board, to spend more time with his family and concentrate on other growing business interests. Mr Burn thanked Mr Poole for his valuable contribution to the Club. […]

     
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival a winner for Victoria

    Media Releases May 8, 2014 2:42 pm

    Victoria Racing Club (VRC) Acting CEO Julian Sullivan today (Thursday) announced the economic impacts of the 2013 Melbourne Cup Carnival, which contributed a value-added contribution to Victoria’s gross state product of $177.5 million. The figure, up 0.5 per cent on the previous year, quantifies the money spent through Victorian businesses […]

     
  • History of the Golden Slipper

    Horse Racing Facts April 3, 2014 3:54 pm

    THE GOLDEN SLIPPER * Todman won the inaugural Slipper in 1957 by eight lengths and started at 1-6. * Magic Night (1961) was the first filly to win the race. * The Golden Slipper has been won by 26 colts, seven geldings and 24 fillies. * Seventeen favourites have won […]

     
  • Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival dates 2014

    Horse Racing Dates January 27, 2014 11:53 am

    The Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will really kick off in the second week of February when the Group 2 Expressway Stakes will be run at Randwick racecourse. The first Group 1 of the year is the Chipping Norton Stakes on March 8th with the last being the All Aged Stakes on 26th […]

     
  • Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival dates 2014

    Horse Racing Dates January 27, 2014 12:56 am

    With the Autumn Racing Carnival just around the corner we take a look at the dates for the feature races in Melbourne over the period with the first Group 1 being the CF Orr Stakes on the 8th of February and the last the William Reid Stakes on the 21st March.   Wednesday […]

     
  • Incumbents re-elected to VRC Board

    Media Releases December 20, 2013 5:06 pm

    Incumbent Victoria Racing Club (VRC) directors Amanda Elliott, Judge Katherine Bourke and Elisa Robinson (Sturzaker) were re-elected to the VRC Board on Friday following a postal ballot of members. Six candidates, including William Burke, Tanya Fullarton and Anthony Mithen, contested the election for three vacant positions. Vice Chairman Elliott, Bourke […]

     
  • VRC and Greenland sign sales contract

    Media Releases December 3, 2013 11:51 am

    The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Greenland Australia (Greenland) have signed a contract for the sale of two surplus parcels of land at Flemington. The sale, which would inject more than $45 million into Flemington Racecourse, is subject to approvals from the appropriate authorities for development of approximately 10,500 sqm […]

     
 
 
 
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