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ALL THAT’S GOOD! Article by Tony McMahon

They were like bees to the honeypot as over 4000 people swarmed onto Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse last Saturday celebrating all things good about horse racing. Well behaved, colourful and jovial, the crowd enthused a feel-good aura which became contagious bringing together the largest mix of young and old Callaghan Park has hosted for many a long year. Rockhampton Jockey Club CEO Tony Fenlon echoed…

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Rockhampton 21 October 2019 Barrier Trials

Barrier Trial 1 – 900m   Result Horse Trainer Jockey Time 1st Pointo’s Pick John Pointon M Milford 58.30 2nd Lachys Lad Angela Stephens J Stephens 3rd Foxter Lyle Rowe R Oaford 4th Euro No Go Zone Clinton Thompson C McIver   Barrier Trial 2 – 900m Result Horse Trainer Jockey Time 1st Queen Of Style Fred E Smith M Barnham 57.95 2nd Silver Lucy…

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Long awaited St Peter’s Caulfield Cup Race Day is HERE!!! -Article by Tony McMahon

The long-awaited St Peters School Rockhampton Caulfield Cup Race Day has finally arrived and all is set for a brilliant day’s racing at Callaghan Park racecourse. Today’s SATURDAY glitzy affair is set to attract thousands of racegoers comprising in the main the younger set while it will cater for patrons of all ages. Gates at Callaghan Park will open at the much earlier time of…

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Butler sidelined with injury! Article by Tony McMahon

Gifted Rockhampton heavyweight jockey Ashley Butler is likely to be trackside at Rockhampton’s St Peters Race Day on Saturday but not in his usual role. Thousands of racegoers are expected to attend the gala day and as expected a seven-race card was confirmed yesterday THURSDAY when the QTIS $27K 3YO Maiden (1050m) was split into two divisions. Butler broke his index finger of the left…

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Gold Coast Sale points to money well spent by trainers! Article by Tony McMahon

Fittingly, virtually on the eve of Rockhampton’s biggest race meeting of the year, local trainers were active at the Gold Coast Magic Millions of Horses in Training Sale over the last two days. Saturday heralds the St Peters Caulfield Cup Day races at Callaghan Park where the track and surrounds are in pristine condition for the glitzy race day. While all the on-course luncheons and…

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Racehorse a labour of love- Article by Tony McMahon

Jess Mergard admitted to being besotted the first time she laid eyes on brilliant racehorse filly Better Reflection (aka Soda) on what was to be a fateful day in March last year. Smitten at first sight on what she described as a cracker of a filly Jess put it her way – “I just fell in love with her”. Jess, 34, a horse lover like…

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