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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

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

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

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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Racebook Online!

26th March 2021

You can now access our racebook online! Just head to the home page to download your racebook for Monday 29 March.  The racebook will be updated for every raceday.  ...

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Classy Towers sprinter takes fast lane to Battle of the Bush

26th March 2021

A chance diagnosis for a mystery form slump has put big races back on the agenda for resurgent Charters Towers sprinter Our Alicia’s Lane. Queensland’s rich Battle of The Bush se...

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All You Can Eat Spanish

23rd March 2021

Our taste tour of the world continues with our All You Can Eat Spanish! Once a month we host our All You Can Eat buffet with a special theme from anywhere around the world. On Friday 26 March we ...

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Trivia Night in the Sports Bar!

16th March 2021

Test your knowledge of all things, including, movies, songs, traditions and general facts Friday 19 March at 7pm!Hosted by our official trivia partners, this event will feature multiple rounds, with a...

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Brilliant Beau has jets in overdrive for big first-up win

12th March 2021

Battle scarred warrior Beau Jet had even trainer Bill Kenning shaking his head in awe after a dazzling first-up win at Cluden Park today. The 1000m Cluden specialist won the Sky Racing Hcp in a romp w...

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Rising stars face dress rehearsal for carnival targets

10th March 2021

Dynamic duo Tennessee Boy and Robig will both be on trial for richer carnival plums when they line up at Cluden Park tomorrow. Tolga trainer Roy Chillemi has stepped the talented stablemates up in dis...

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Sally Kirkwood dreams for regional racing industry

10th March 2021

It is Sally Kirkwood's dream that a new generation of racing industry identities will choose to start their careers in Charters Towers. Women within the racing industry play pivotal roles in its succe...

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Jokic stands tall for women in the saddle

8th March 2021

How apt it was that Townsville’s foremost female jockey Chelsea Jokic rode the first winner at the International Women’s Day races in Charters Towers on Saturday. The 25 year-year-old show...

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Holt stablemates go toe to toe in Jewel Qualifier

1st March 2021

The career of trainer Georgie Holt continued on an upward trajectory with a one-two result with Anniemariah and Gossiping Girl in The Jewel 2YO qualifier at Cluden Park on Friday. Holt watched on as t...

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Ruby ready to roll for class rise in Friday’s QTIS clash

24th February 2021

Exciting filly Ruby July will again be the star attraction at Cluden Park on Friday, but a southern tilt may be just around the corner. Ruby July is a hot favourite for the Magic Millions QTIS 3yo Hcp...

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All You Can Eat - English Supper

23rd February 2021

Our taste tour of the world continues with our All You Can Eat - English Supper! Once a month we host our All You Can Eat buffet with a special theme from anywhere around the world. On Friday 26 ...

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Diva proves too Deadly in long shot win

23rd February 2021

Unheralded filly Deadly Diva lived up to her illustrious lineage with a shock 100-1 win on a rain-soaked Cluden Park track on Friday. Dismissed as a despised bolter by all but her connections, the lit...

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Wilo back in premiership mix with three of the best

15th February 2021

Irish born hoop Stephen Wilson announced he is well and truly back in premiership contending form with a winning treble at Cluden Park on Friday. Wilson was at his busy best in the saddle, l...

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Townsville Turf Club Announces New Catering Partner

11th February 2021

Townsville Turf Club has partnered with one of the largest catering and events companies in North Queensland to increase the variety and quality of their dining and events offering.  Michels Cate...

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Eos and Wiggins back to continue Cluden love affair

10th February 2021

Front-running mare Bold Eos and jockey Ryan Wiggins will put their unbeaten partnership in Townsville to the test at Friday’s Valentines Day race meeting at Cluden Park. Bold Eos and W...

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Valentine's Trivia Night

9th February 2021

Love is in the air with Valentine's themed trivia night! Test your knowledge on all things love and romance when it comes to your favourite movies, songs, traditions and facts. Hosted by our official ...

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Cluden unearths future star in Ruby July

8th February 2021

Flying debutant Ruby July had experts diving for the records after one of the most impressive maiden wins in decades on a lightning quick track at Cluden Park today. The Tolga trained filly stopped th...

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Country life hits the mark for revitalized Dalon

4th February 2021

A change of scene might be just the ticket for a return to winning form for top sprinter Dalon at Cluden Park tomorrow. Dalon is now under the care of his regular rider and dual licensee Bonnie Thomso...

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Valentine's Dinner

3rd February 2021

Enjoy a candlelit shared dinner catered by Michels in a spacious, chic and elevated space at Cluden Park on Saturday 13 February.  With a complimentary sparkling wine on arrival, you can choose a...

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Holt enjoys big day out with first winning treble

21st January 2021

Townsville trainer Georgie Holt celebrated her biggest day at the races with a winning treble at Cluden Park yesterday. Holt and Brisbane-based jockey Ryan Wiggins combined to land wins with two-year-...

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Cleo ready to go for Cluden double

19th January 2021

Cluden trainer Terry Butts is confident bold front-runner Cleo’s Poet can back-up and land his second Townsville win in five days tomorrow. Cleo’s Poet will run a popular choice in the Sky...

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Roy turns out another star for runaway win

18th January 2021

Premier trainer Roy Chillemi gave promising three-year-old Higher Realm a rave review after the gelding powered to a brilliant first-up win at Cluden Park on Friday. One of the top two-year-olds of la...

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Bannon brings top team to town

15th January 2021

Mackay trainer-jockey Trinity Bannon has built one of the best strike rates in the land and is gearing up for another winning day on today’s bumper nine-race card at Cluden Park. Bannon will tac...

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Cullen watched-on from grandstand as Chelsea lands him a double

4th January 2021

Sidelined dual licensee Peter Cullen combined with Cup-winning jockey Chelsea Jokic to deliver his best day as a trainer with a winning double at Cluden Park on Saturday 2 January. Cullen, out with a ...

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Troy takes on wet New Year card with in-form trio

1st January 2021

Troy takes on wet New Year card with in-form trio Black River hobby trainer Troy Clive is hoping to continue a dream start to his latest racing venture with three runners on a rain-affected track at Cluden Park tomorrow. The Cluden track’s superior drainage qualities had the meeting still goin...

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Race Day Wrap Up - 22 December 2020

23rd December 2020

Atherton trainer Roy Chillemi was popular with punters after the heavily backed Vienna Cruise won the Two-Year-Old Maiden Hcp (1000m), Race 1. Starting odds-on and having its third race star...

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Top gun apprentice answers the call for Langhro ride

21st December 2020

Top Gold Coast apprentice Jaden Lloyd has answered the call for a hit and run Townsville mission on classy sprinter Langhro at Cluden Park tomorrow. Local trainer Georgie Holt has booked Lloyd, son of...

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Christmas closure details

18th December 2020

During the Christmas period our team will be unavailable on Public Holidays listed below. On behalf of the Townsville Turf Club, its committee and staff, we would like to wish you all a very safe...

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South African talent lands first Townsville winner

16th December 2020

There was no bigger smile on the Cluden Park racecourse on Saturday than the beaming grin on former South African now Townsville based jockey Denicious Smith. Smith landed his first Townsville winner ...

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Troppo Christmas Race Day 2020

10th December 2020

Embrace the Christmas spirit in tropical style at our themed race day!  We've planned lighthearted entertainment and games, including a wacky inflatable Reindeer Race, live entertainment, a trea...

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Bullion Wolf comes through as Townsville Coral Coast hero

30th November 2020

Classy galloper Bullion Wolf emerged as the home town hero after a heart-stopping win in the $50,000 Coral Coast Cup at Cluden Park on Saturday. The seven-year-old’s win clinched the inaugural C...

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Townsville gallopers rise to the occasion to clinch Coral Coast Shield

30th November 2020

Townsville has claimed the inaugural Coral Coast Shield, only clinching victory in a tense photo finish in the very last race of the series on Saturday. After 12 qualifiers and two finals earlier in t...

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Local charity hoping to ride high on Townsville’s Coral Coast Shield Day

27th November 2020

There’ll be one local group cheering louder than most for Townsville runners in the Coral Coast Shield race day at Cluden Park on Saturday. Riding for the Disabled Association Queensland (RDAQ) ...

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Local hope Revenire on track for rich Coral Coast Lightning final

25th November 2020

Cluden dual licensee Carl Spry has high hopes a former Godolphin sprinter can deliver him his first big Townsville win in Saturday’s rich Coral Coast Shield race day at Cluden Park. Ex-NSW gallo...

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Townsville in box seat for Coral Coast Shield race day

24th November 2020

It may have left the run late, but Townsville is now leading the charge to clinch the inaugural Coral Coast Shield at a bumper finals race day at Cluden Park on Saturday. Townsville rocketed from last...

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No halting the rise of training star Georgie

12th November 2020

It’s hard to believe that just eight years ago promising Townsville trainer Georgie Holt didn’t have the faintest idea about horse racing. In her own words, she was “uninterested and...

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Christmas Trivia Night

9th November 2020

We're getting into the Christmas spirit with a themed trivia night! Gear up in your festive best for a night of merriment and test your knowledge on all your favourite movies, songs, traditions and f...

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Globetrotting D’Avila happy to call the North home

6th November 2020

Premiership jockey Wanderson D’Avila is worlds away from his birthplace in Brazil, but after 20 years of constant travel, he’s content to call North Queensland home. Now Based in Tolga, th...

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All you can eat Friday

27th October 2020

We're going on a tasting tour of the world at The Winning Post sports bar! Our first stop is a delicious menu showcasing our own take on Chinese cuisine. This our first internationally themed night of...

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Winners flow again for fabulous Frank

27th October 2020

If northern racing has a renaissance man then surely ageless jockey Frank Edwards fits the bill. At 57, when most hoops are retired or winding down, Edwards has a renewed optimism and determination fo...

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Babies ready to rock for season opener in Pallarenda Stakes

22nd October 2020

Respected Gordonvale trainer Ralph Baker is pinning his faith in a home-grown filly to give him another big race success in the fillies’ division Pallarenda Stakes at Cluden Park on Saturday. Ke...

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Grand old stand a landmark for Townsville’s rich racing history

21st October 2020

Cluden’s heritage listed Party King Grandstand will begin a new chapter in Townsville’s rich racing history when it reopens to the public for Saturday’s Pallarenda Stakes Race Day. B...

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The place to be for The Everest and Caulfield Cup action

15th October 2020

Punters can take in all of the action of the Caulfield Cup and The Everest at the Townsville Turf Club’s Winning Post Sports Bar on Saturday. Doors open at 11am with live coverage of Caulfield k...

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Tickets to Melbourne Cup Day

14th October 2020

Experience the 2020 Melbourne Cup at our place, the only opportunity in town to hear the thunder of horses racing down the track on the day we broadcast the race that stops the nation. Dress up and tr...

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Trainer Geaney with four runners today

13th October 2020

Townsville trainer Michael Geaney is confident a few recent acquisitions can continue the stable’s purple patch of form at Cluden Park today. Geaney, who won the 2018 Townsville Cup with Lady Sk...

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Tickets to Pallarenda Stakes 2020

12th October 2020

Enjoy the feature of our spring racing calendar, set to be a fantastic day for keen punters and enthusiastic racegoers. Gates open at 10am, with the first race starting at 10.55am (based on early race...

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Rookie trainer Matthew McGuire lands third Townsville winner

7th October 2020

Rookie trainer Matthew McGuire is continuing to make his mark in the Townsville racing scene. With the McGuire Racing cheer squad on hand, the young trainer landed his third Townsville winner when Pan...

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Kliese steals the show with breakthrough treble

1st October 2020

Townsville jockey Graham Kliese recaptured that winning feeling on his home track in spectacular fashion with a winning treble on Tuesday. “There’s nothing like a bit of confidence,”...

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Bub’s back with winning touch

29th September 2020

Bub Baker is back and he still has the “golden” touch.  The respected Wulguru trainer, who these days divides his time between Townsville and Brisbane, returned to the winner’s ...

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Unshakeable by name and unshakeable by nature

28th September 2020

Cluden trainer Bill Kenning is confident his gutsy galloper Unshakeable can add to his impressive record with another win in Townsville tomorrow. Once a virtual write-off with chronic feet trouble, Un...

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Georgie dreams of another big win

28th September 2020

Tough as teak mare Dream Big is primed for another big run at Cluden Park tomorrow, according to Townsville trainer Georgie Holt. Dream Big won plenty of admirers after enduring a tough there wide run...

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Family Race Day

24th September 2020

Families are invited to kick off their long weekend with some trackside fun on Saturday 3 October with the club's annual Family Race Day.  Families will have access to the trackside lawns where ...

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Roy still gets joy from love of racing

23rd September 2020

Roy Chillemi has been at the helm of the North’s most powerful racing operation for 30 years, but his passion for the game is as strong as ever. Chillemi, the principal trainer for the north&rsq...

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Rejuvenated course ready for racing

16th September 2020

Racing returns tomorrow with a bumper eight event card and a fully rejuvenated racing surface. The Townsville Turf Club has taken advantage of a month long recess to completely renovate the cours...

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Kliese out to seal comeback win

16th September 2020

Prolific winning Townsville jockey Graham Kliese is keen to take care of some unfinished business at Cluden Park tomorrow. Kliese has been quietly stringing together wins on northern tracks since retu...

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Syndicate Information Evening

7th September 2020

Experience the thrill of owning a racehorse by entering a syndicate! If you don't know where to start, our FREE information evening with John Horan will tell you everything you need to know. John Horan has 30 years experience in the racing industry and will break it down for you. Plus, receive a dri...

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Weekends at Cluden Park

28th August 2020

We’re excited to update you on new features at the Townsville Turf Club, including our sports bar, open on Friday and Saturday, and our dining area, now serving roast and dessert on Saturday night. We also have a NEW members’ jackpot!   Roast Night on Saturday in our Dining Area We&...

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TAB Townsville Cup Gallery

19th August 2020

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Event card released ahead of TAB Townsville Cup day

12th August 2020

Excitement is building for Friday’s TAB Townsville Cup race day with a bumper 10 event card released today. Action trackside will get off to an early start with the first race due to start at 11.34am, prompting the gates to open at the earlier time of 10:30am. The TAB Townsville Cup is race 9 ...

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What to expect at the 2020 TAB Townsville Cup

12th August 2020

This year the TAB Townsville Cup - Limited Edition race day is different to anything we've done before. Here's what to expect on the day. >>> Quick link: How to get there When you enter the grounds through the gate indicated on your ticket you will need to go directly to the your designated...

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Getting to the 2020 TAB Townsville Cup

12th August 2020

DIRECTIONS Enter Cluden Park via the Bruce Highway onto Racecourse Road. Your ticket will indicate which gate you will need to enter. Make sure you have a printed or electronic copy of your ticket ready to be scanned. You'll also need to show your ID. PARKING There will be limited Members and P...

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Sports Bar Giveaway Details

6th August 2020

Our Sports Bar has been open for one month and we're celebrating by giving you the chance to win a Dinner for Two valued at $50! For your chance to win you will need to submit your name when you enter the Sports Bar before one name is randomly drawn and announced at 7pm on Friday 7 August. Find out ...

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Fashions on the Field 2020

30th July 2020

This year the TAB Townsville Cup's Fashions on the Field are presented by Laser Clinics Australia and will take place at the Fig Tree Lawns....

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Townsville Turf Club open gates

14th July 2020

Townsville Turf Club opens gates  Townsville racegoers will be trackside at the Townsville Turf Club’s first event since COVID-19 restrictions began.  The Cluden based club received their COVID Safe Plan from Racing Queensland and are hosting members, owners and patrons for their fir...

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Race at your Place

19th May 2020

You are invited to watch local racing talent compete every second Thursday at Cluden Park.  Whilst we will miss our crowds being trackside, we look forward to bringing you the thrill of racing from the comfort of your home, courtesy of our friends at Sky Racing and TAB....

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Racing and COVID-19

17th March 2020

Racing Queensland has released a media statement, which you can read here. They have advised that all TAB and non TAB meetings across the state will be conducted without patrons until further notice.  Also, RQ has designated a regional racing model to be implemented this week.  For fu...

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Celebrate your special event at Cluden Park

12th November 2019

Celebrate your special event in our beautiful air-conditioned marquee located trackside.   The Marquee can accommodate 150 (sit down) or 200 (cocktail style). The Marquee is open planned with a stunning view over Mount Stuart.  Give the TTC team a call on (07) 47782400 to book your ce...

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Master Builders Melbourne Cup Race Day

23rd October 2019

Master Builders Melbourne Cup Race Day offers guests a BIG Screen to watch the race that stops the nation, a BIG Sweepstake to pick a winner, and a chance to win BIG prizes for the best hat (male/fema...

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Pallarenda Stakes Sunday Session 27 October 2019

14th October 2019

Pallarenda Stakes is a race day like no other.   A day where you can witness world class racing while sipping on ice cold drinks and dancing to your favourite tunes.  A day where if you are lucky you can win a trifecta of prizes by picking a winner or dressing up like a winner.  ...

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New Female Jockey Facilities on the horizon

11th March 2019

Media Release - Racing Queensland  The female jockey rooms at the Townsville Turf Club will receive a $365,000 up-grade after funding was secured for the much-needed project. Earlier this ...

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Update - March 2019 Race Meet Changes

8th March 2019

Issued by Racing Queensland Due to the unavailability of Cluden Park following the recent floods, the remainder of Townsville TC race meetings in March have been be transferred to other race clubs.  The venue and program changes to the schedule are: Friday 15 March – was Townsville T...

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Update on changes to Racing Schedule Feb/March 2019

14th February 2019

Racing Queensland has confirmed the following changes to the racing schedule Cluden is back in action: The meeting scheduled for Thursday 21 February meet cancelled and, as a result,the following changes have been made to programs at race meetings in the Leichhardt and Far North regions: MACKA...

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Update on Racing - Post Floods

11th February 2019

A return to racing at the Townsville Turf Club (TTC) on February 21 is set to be postponed, allowing for track rehabilitation work at Cluden Park. Late last week TTC, in conjunction with Racing Queensland, inspected the course following the recent floods and located root growth issues, along with we...

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Face of Winter Racing Carnival

21st May 2018

Image by Matthew Gianoulis Friday 18 May 2018 Local Lady set to represent The Sport of Kings as the Face of Racing Carnival  A local face will grace the North Queensland Winter Racing Carnival branding this year, with the Townsville Turf Club announcing up and coming talent Kiara Cooper as the...

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Update To Member

25th September 2017

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Premiership winning jockey praises Townsville track

19th September 2017

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2017 Townsville Cup wrap up

18th September 2017

Thanks to everyone who attending the 2017 Matar Townsville Cup, here is a little video of the day....

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Miss World Australia Announcement

18th April 2017

“The Townsville Turf Club is thrilled to announce Miss World Australia Madeline Cowe as the Winter Racing Carnival Ambassador for 2017”  “Madeline is an outgoing, passionate Nor...

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Media Statement - Townsville turf Club get's the green light on new plan & direction

18th February 2017

Racing Queensland and the Townsville Turf Club have been working closely together on their turn-around plan in developing positive strategies about the Club’s future. As a result of these strategies, Racing Queensland has accepted the plan the Townsville Turf Club has put forward and has now ...

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Slade Amigo Exceeding Expectations

27th January 2017

Rapt owners rethink Slade Amigos' targets ...

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Townsville Turf Club CEO

25th January 2017

CEO Cazzulino makes history THE Townsville Turf Club has revealed who will take the reins in 2017, with the first woman in its history appointed to be the new CEO. Cassandra Cazzulino will step down f...

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New Partnership

9th January 2017

The Townsville Turf Club this week proudly partnered with The Golden Octopus Foundation. To bring focus to the increased need for Regional Pediatric Oncology Services, The Townsville Turf Club will award the naming rights to two live race days in 2017/2018 racing season, bringing awareness to the wo...

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Lover Overcomes all

6th January 2017

Mare storms to victory with unbeatable late charge ...

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Tyzone returns to Cluden

26th December 2016

Tyzone's time to shine ...

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