Fierce Racing Set for Garrard's Sunshine Sprint Night

13th July 2017

Three exciting feature races were seen last Saturday night as part of the 2018 Winter Carnival Opening Night at Albion Park. Queensland’s leading trainer Grant Dixon took out all three of the main events. For a recap of the night visit http://aphrc.com.au/index.php/all-stories/93-winter-carnival-opening-night-owned-by-dixon

This Saturday night promises to be an action packed night with four group races and in Oaks night traditional a female driver’s invitation pace, sponsored by Pryde’s Easifeed, as well as the listed Egmont Park Stud Fleur De Lil Ladyship Stakes.

 Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint stars as race 6 on the program where the open class pacers go head to head in what can be labelled as the fastest race of the carnival. Visiting pacers Soho Tribeca, My Field Marshal and Tact Tate take on the Queensland talent ahead of next week’s Grand Circuit Event the UBET Blacks A Fake.

Next up the trotters take on their biggest race of the carnival the Seelite Windows & Doors Queensland Trotters Cup.

To conclude the feature races for the night, the Egmont Park Stud South East Derby showcases a number of brilliant three year olds such as Colt Thirty One, Duplicated, The Bus among others. Colt Thirty One enters the race as favourite after an outstanding victory in last week’s Premier’s Cup.

For the meetings full form analysis and selections refer to Racing Queensland harness racing specialist Darren Clayton’s deliberations on the meeting:

http://www.harness.org.au/punting/punters-corner/form-analysis/?keyNum=220763

The race meeting has a number of exquisite betting propositions courtesy of wagering service provider UBET. Headlining these offers is a $25K First 4 jackpot Pool on race 1 scheduled for 5:13pm EST.

Additionally, a $2.5K Quadrella jackpot is listed for races 2 to 5 with the first leg due at 5:38pm EST which is complimented by $2K jackpot Trifectas on races 3 to 8.

For further information contact the Club on 07 3262 2577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winter Carnival Opening Night Owned by Dixon

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Queensland’s leading trainer Grant Dixon took out the three feature races at Albion Park on the Winter Carnival opener, Mr Feelgood Race Night, last Saturday.

Talented three year old, Colt thirty One, proved his worth by overcoming a back row draw and sailing to victory with Grant Dixon aboard in the G.3 2018 Badcock Group of Companies Premiers Cup. The only South Australian contester, Ideal World, ran second for trainer Aaron Bain and driver Narissa McMullen, while the Don Hancock trained Subtle Delight partnered with Leonard Cain ran third.

Colt Thirty One remains unbeaten in Queensland, his overall reckon stands at 23 starts for 17 wins and three placings. The colt sired by Mach Three brought his total Albion Park wins to 14.

 

Alleluia driven by Trista Dixon and trained by Grant, was successful in the 2018 Egmont Park Stud Mr Feelgood Open Pace. The gelding got up with starting odds of $42.80, beating talented types Bodhi Tree for Leonard Cain and Hughie Green with John Cremin.

 

In the final feature of the night, the 2018 Egmont Park Stud South East Oaks, the Dixon stable had a quinella with Isobel Ross steering Red Charmer to victory over Aqua Miss partnered by Grant Dixon. Both fillies, along with Colt Thirty One are owned and bred by Kevin and Kay Seymour.

 

Fittingly Luke McCarthy drove a winning treble on “Mr Feelgood Race Night” with Hashtag and Effronte making it two in a row and the Jack Butler trained winner Lockton Luck. The main feature race on the night was named after the talented pacer Mr Feelgood who was trained by John McCarthy to win multiple races at Albion Park including two G.1 Queensland Pacing Championships with Luke driving.

Winter Carnival Action In Full Swing

6th July 2018

A huge night of action was seen last Saturday ahead of the 2018 Albion Park Winter Carnival opening. Local star Glenferrie Hood flew to victory with Kylie Rasmussen on board in last week’s feature the 2018 Oakwood Capital Wondais Mate. This is the second year that the Wayne Graham trained pacer has picked up the feature race as he was successful in 2016.

The night also showcased the talented interstate stables and drivers. Luke McCarthy who made the trip from Sydney was successful in four races with Effronte, Hashtag, Lockton Luck and Miss Graceland. McCarthy returns to Albion tomorrow night for almost a full book of drives with many winning chances.

This week’s feature races include The Badcock Group of Companies Premier’s Cup, Egmont Park Stud Mr Feelgood Open and the Egmont Park Stud South East Oaks. Coming off his last week’s victory, Glenferrie Hood goes into the open pace against the likes of Mattgregor, Hughie Green, Frankie Rocks and Ohoka Punter. After recently joining the Grant Dixon stable, Ohoka Punter lines up for his first Queensland race since his G.1 victory in the 2016 UBET Blacks A Fake.

The Premier’s Cup, recently changed to a 2138m mobile start, has a attracted some very talented types. Nine out of the 12 horses have three or more wins in their most recent form including pacers Thatswhatisaid, Colt Thirty One, Argyle Beach and Slice of Heaven.

For the meetings full form analysis and selections refer to Racing Queensland harness racing specialist Darren Clayton’s deliberations on the meeting:

http://www.harness.org.au/punting/punters-corner/form-analysis/?keyNum=220153

The race meeting has a number of exquisite betting propositions courtesy of wagering service provider UBET. Headlining these offers is a $25K First 4 jackpot Pool on race 1 scheduled for 5:03pm EST.

Additionally, a $2.5K Quadrella jackpot is listed for races 2 to 5 with the first leg due at 5:28pm EST which is complimented by $2K jackpot Trifectas on races 3 to 7. A $787 double trio is also offered for races 4 and 5.

For further information contact the Club on 07 3262 2577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can Frisby Stable Go Back to Back?

Friday 29th June 2018

The first of Albion Park’s winter feature races got underway last Saturday and the night was owned by the Frisby stable. Our Uncle Sam driven by Anthony Frisby listed an outstanding victory in the 2018 Oakwood Capital Lucky Creed Open Pace for trainer Chris Frisby. He lines up again in this week’s listed event the Oakwood Capital Wondais Mate Open Pace.

The feature race is named in honour of the legendary pacer, Wondais Mate who dominated the racetrack in the mid 1980’s. Trained by Merv Reinke and driven by Daryl Reinke, the pacer had an amazing record of in 121 race starts for 73 wins and 34 placings for $456,536 in prizemoney. He won many feature races at Albion Park including the 1986 Sunshine Sprint and Winter Cup (now known as the Blacks A Fake).

This week Our Uncle Sam will be up against talented pacers including Hughie Green who posted an exciting victory last week being first up in almost a year owing to an injury. Others that look to be in the money include Mattgregor, Glenferrie Hood and Frankie Rocks.

The Frisby stable were successful in both band 5 class races last week with Our Wall Street Wolf NZ and Holy Cap Clive. Both of these pacers get another shot at the same class, drawn into separate races, with concession driver Amy Rees. While Rees is situated in Bathurst and makes a special trip up for the Winter Carnival she’s a born and bred Queenslander that has driven multiple winners at Albion Park.

Likewise, talented New South Wales horseman, Luke McCarthy, makes the trip north this weekend for almost a full book of drives. McCarthy is no stranger to Albion Park having begun his career in the sunshine state in 1999 and right through until his move south in 2010.  McCarthy’s standout drives for the meeting include Miss Graceland and Effronte for the Craig Cross stable.

For the meetings full form analysis and selections refer to Racing Queensland harness racing specialist Darren Clayton’s deliberations on the meeting:

http://www.harness.org.au/punting/punters-corner/form-analysis/?keyNum=219618

The race meeting has a number of exquisite betting propositions courtesy of wagering service provider UBET. Headlining these offers is a $25K First 4 jackpot Pool on race 1 scheduled for 4:58pm EST.

Additionally, a $2.5K Quadrella jackpot is listed for races 2 to 5 with the first leg due at 5:32pm EST which is complimented by $2K jackpot Trifectas on races 3, 4 and 5.

For further information contact the Club on 07 3262 2577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talented Types Line up for the Oakwood Capital Lucky Creed Open Pace

 Friday 22nd June 2018

This Saturday night features the 2018 Oakwood Capital Lucky Creed Open Pace where we will get the first taste of the talent that will be on show during this year’s Albion Park Winter Carnival leading up to the 2018 UBET Blacks A Fake held on July 21.

The feature race is named after the legendary pacer Lucky Creed who was best known for winning 24 consecutive races during 1969 and 1970. The pacer was trained by Merv Wanless and raced at a number of tracks in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. As a three year old he won the Redcliffe Derby and the Rocklea 3YO Futurity. His career highlights include a track record at the old Albion Park and winning the 1970 Miracle Mile driven by Vic Frost, before being sold to America. He is still remembered as one of the toughest horses ever seen - at one stage in November 1969 he won 4 races in 8 days, had a 10 day ‘break’ and then won 5 races in the next 10 days!

This is the third Lucky Creed Open Pace to be run at Albion Park. The last two years were taken out by talented pacer Avonnova, who unfortunately isn’t racing this Saturday.

The feature race is scheduled for race 6 at 7.41pm. Inform pacers lining up for the race include Invincible Loxton who has won his last six races at Albion Park and Bodhi Tree who has won five of his last six starts. Other standout types include Frankie Rocks, Jackaroo Bromac, Our Uncle Sam and Any Chance among others.

For the full form analysis and selections refer to Racing Queensland harness racing specialist Darren Clayton’s deliberations on the meeting:

 http://www.harness.org.au/punting/punters-corner/form-analysis/?keyNum=218863

Punters will also appreciate that UBET have a number of exotic betting propositions for the race meeting spearheaded by $20K First 4 jackpot Pool on race 1 scheduled for 5:12pm EST. Additionally, a $2.5K Quadrella jackpot is listed for races 2 to 5 with the first leg due at 5:43pm EST. This is complimented by $2K jackpot Trifectas on races 3, 4, 5.

For further information contact the Club on 07 3262 2577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

QLD - Re-Introduction of M0 races

6th April 2018

Effective April 2018 Racing Queensland (RQ) have re-introduced one $20,540 M0 race per month into the programs.

The race open to all M0 pacers with no restrictive conditions will offer the opportunity for owners and trainers to win a genuine M0 race rather than having to travel interstate to achieve their maiden Metropolitan or “M” class win.

The programming of M0 races will not affect the programming of the current local Band class races and will provide another option to horses with a higher Band ranking that are still assessed as an M0.

If successful and if budget allows more Metropolitan races may be rolled out in the future.

$20,540 M0 races have been programmed on the following dates:

  • April 21
  • May 26
  • June 9