TAB Winter Carnival a Success

24 July 2019

The Albion Park Harness Racing Club sincerely thanks the TAB Winter Carnival sponsors on what was a fantastic three weeks. Congratulations goes to all of our feature race winners in particularly the 2019 TAB Blacks A Fake winner, Colt Thirty One. Feature race winners for the night are listed below.

TAB Blacks A Fake (G1-Grand Circuit)
Winner: Colt Thirty One
Trainer/Driver: Grant Dixon

 

TAB Queensland Derby (G1)
Winner: Self Assured NZ
Trainer: M Purdon, N C Rasmussen
Driver: Mark Purdon

 

Egmont Park Stud QBred Triad - 2YO Fillies (G1)
Winner: Jiggle And Jive
Trainer: Aileen Smith
Driver: Nathan Dawson

 

Egmont Park Stud QBred Triad - 2YO Colts & Geldings (G1)
Winner: Expensive Ego
Trainer: David Thorn
Driver: Jim Douglas

 

Ted & Edna Badcock Memorial 4YO Championship (G3)
Winner: Bill Haley NZ
Trainer: Darrel Graham
Driver: Mark Purdon

 

Haras Des Trotteurs Trotters Marathon (G3)
Winner: Justabitnoisy
Trainer/Driver: Doug Lee

 

Carnival Sponsors

An Unmissable TAB Blacks A Fake Night

Friday 19 July 2019

Tomorrow night's meeting is headed by the $250K grand circuit event, the TAB Blacks A Fake, named in honour of the champion Queensland pacer “Blacks A Fake” who dominated our Winter Carnivals taking out the Winter Cup in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Blacks A Fake won Australia’s premier harness race, the Inter Dominion Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 and is still the only four-time winner of the race. In the 2009 Gold Coast Inter Dominion, Blacks A Fake finished 2nd only a neck behind Mr Feelgood. His other achievements include wins in the Victoria Cup and Hunter Cup and three Australian Horse of the Year titles.

The talented pacer was trained and driven by Natalie Rasmussen making her the first woman in Australia to have trained and driven an Inter Dominion winner and the only Queenslander to win four.

The TAB Blacks A Fake will be led out champion pacer Avonnova (Nova) who was retired earlier this season. The pacer was most recently trained by Ian Gurney in Queensland and did exceptionally well under his care including multiple wins & placings across 4 states, a Group 1 victory in the 2015 Sunshine Sprint, three time Queensland horse of the year and to top it off 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee.

Tomorrow night also features the Gr.1 TAB Queensland Derby, the Gr.1 Egmont Park Stud QBred Triad Finals, Gr.3 Ted & Edna Badcock Memorial 4YO Championship and Gr.3 Haras Des Trotteurs Trotters Marathon.

The night has attracted many talented types including local inform pacer Colt Thirty One, Garrards Sunshine Sprint winner Ohoka Punter and Inter Dominion Final winner Tiger Tara. Top New Zealand trainers Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen have the three standout runners in the TAB Queensland Derby, Self Assured, Our Princess Tiffany and Jesse Duke.  

Wagering service provider TAB has a number of attractive exotic betting propositions for tomorrow night’s (Saturday) meeting spearheaded by a $25,000 First 4 Jackpot on race 1 scheduled for 5.00pm EST.

This is complimented by a $20,000 Quadrella Jackpot on races 2 to 5 and $2,000 Trifecta Jackpots on races 3, 4 and 5.

To view the fields visit http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fields/race-fields/?mc=AP200719

The opening race gets underway at 5.00pm EST while The TAB Blacks A Fake is race 8 at 9.00pm.

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.

 

Renovation to Function Area – Albion Park Raceway

9th July 2019

In conjunction with the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club (BGRC) the Albion Park Harness Racing Club (APHRC), will commence a major renovation to the current ‘Pacesetters’ facility from Sunday 21 July 2019.

The new facility will be rebranded ‘Pacers & Chasers’ and will include the following changes:

  • Brand new bar and kitchen facilities;
  • Modern and diverse menu selections for food and beverage, including Club membership discounts;
  • Brand new bathrooms;
  • Brand new carpet and furniture.

From Sunday 21 July 2019, the function area will be closed for a period of approximately four (4) weeks to undertake the works required and it is anticipated the new facility will open late August 2019.

During this period, the main tote area and members room will be open to members, stakeholders and patrons during race meetings.

A temporary drinks stall will be positioned in the members room for beverage purchases and a temporary food stall will be located at the foot of the main grandstand for food purchases.

The two Clubs very much look forward to presenting a new, vibrant and modern bar and bistro facility for patrons to enjoy and the Clubs thank you for your patience whilst the renovation is being undertaken.

Top Queenslander draws well for “Big Sprint”!

9th July 2019

An ideal draw in this Saturday’s Garrarrds Sunshine Sprint for talented pacer Colt Thirty One poses the question will the Albion Park track record be broken?

Often run as the fastest race of the year in Queensland, there is plenty of excitement around the feature race that was recently announced to have a prize money increase to $100,000 and rightfully be returned to Group 1 status.

The official barrier draw was live on SKY1 this morning (Tuesday) and Queensland trainer Grant Dixon can be relieved securing draw number two with his stable star Colt Thirty One. The handy colt has won at his last five outings, taking out three Albion Park feature races, the Egmont Park Stud Mr Feelgood Open, Egmont Park Stud Wondais Open and the Badcock Group of companies Lucky Creed Open.

Colt Thirty One has been blitzing the clock in recent times, in particular when he set a personal best two weeks ago with a mile rate of 1:51.3, which is just 0.9 seconds outside the track record set in the 2014 Garrards Sunshine Sprint by Imthemightyquinn.

Other talented types that line up this Saturday night include Majordan, Our Uncle Sam, Cash N Flow, Watch Pulp Fiction and Holy Camp Clive.

This sought after feature has been a cavalcade of champions over the years that have also added their name to the honour board. Winners include Koala King (1976), Paleface Adios (1973 & 1978), Amazing Trick (1983), Wondais Mate (1986), Thorate (1988), Blacks A Fake (2007 & 2011), Mr Feelgood (2010), Avonnova (2015) and Hectorjayjay (2016 & 2017).

The Albion Park Harness Racing Club sincerely thanks Chris Garrard (OAM) and family for their continuous long term sponsorship of this time honoured and prestigious feature event.

The night will also host the 2019 TAB Queensland Oaks (G1), Pryde’s EasiFeed Queensland Trotters Cup (G1), Egmont Park Stud South East Derby (G3) and the Listed Fleur De Lil Ladyship Stakes.

The final night of the TAB Winter Carnival and the $250,000 TAB Blacks A Fake takes place on 20th July. Silks Trackside Marquee and the famous seafood buffet will be open during the course of the TAB Winter Carnival with bookings available by phoning the Club on 07 3262 2577.

Barrier Draw – 2019 Garrards Sunshine Sprint (G1)

Ohoka Punter NZ

1

Colt Thirty One

2

Alta Orlanda NZ (EM)

3

Our Uncle Sam

4

Alleluia NZ

5

Cash N Flow NZ

6

Rock With Sam

7

Watch Pulp Fiction

8

Majordan

9

Northview Hustler

10

Cullenburn NZ

11

Holy Camp Clive

12

Letspendanitetogetha

13

Tribute to Legends on First Night of Carnival

5th July 2019

Tomorrow night, as the first night of the Winter Carnival, the Albion Park Harness Racing Club pays tribute to two legendary pacers, Lucky Creed and Paleface Adios, as well as two well-known industry people, Wayne Wilson and John C McMullen.

Lucky Creed

The night features the fourth consecutive Lucky Creed Open Pace as race 5 at 7.11pm. 

Lucky Creed was best known for winning 24 consecutive races during 1969 and 1970. The pacer was trained by Merv Wanless and driven by Vic Frost, he 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 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!

The “J C McMullen”

The inaugural running of The “J. C. McMullen” takes place as race 7 at 7.40pm.

John (Hollywood) McMullen was the doyen of Queensland harness racing for more than half a century and for these achievements he was one of the original Queensland Harness Racing ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees.

His success was prominent in the late 1970’s and 1980’s when he bought a property at Albion, within walking distance to the Albion Park track. He refurbished the property and created a state of the art training complex stabling up to 36 horses.

During this time he had many successful racing expeditions in North America hence the nickname “Hollywood”. He won at multiple American race tracks and exported over 100 horses to the states. While he was away his sons Chris and John took over the Albion stables and both made a name for themselves as trainer/drivers.

McMullen also made his stamp on the Qld breeding industry by importing stallions and standing them at stud with John Gibson at Success Stud. He had a great amount of joy with horses he bred including Viking Reign, Monty Reign, Maker Reign and Spirit of Reign.

Sadly J. C. McMullen passed away in September 2018 but he left an incredible mark on the harness racing industry.

Four of his grandkids, Peter, Narissa, Dannielle and Taleah, followed in his footsteps and are in fact driving at tomorrow night’s Albion Park meeting—you may also spot the famous colours (red with a white sash) going around.

The Wayne Wilson Memorial Paleface Adios Classic

The two year old feature race starts as race 8 on the program at 8.10pm.

Wayne Wilson was considered one of harness racing's finest broadcasters, beginning at Albion Park in the early seventies with Village Kid's Inter Dominion his swan song in 1986.

Subsequently he became the Queensland voice of thoroughbred racing until his retirement in 2010.

It is more than appropriate that his memory is perpetuated with the Paleface Adios Classic as he called the popular pacer in many of his wins when he regularly campaigned at Albion Park.

Paleface Adios was trained by Colin Pike and owned by his wife Shirley Pike and competed throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The talented pacer had 240 starts, for 108 wins, 43 seconds and 25 thirds over his career for more than $500,000 in prizemoney. He is second to Cane Smoke for the all-time most lifetime wins for an Australian race horse.

Wayne Wilson was a great friend to the Albion Park Club and will never be forgotten.

 

A Day to Remember for Angus

5 July 2019

Sixteen year old Angus Garrard is on the board after just thirteen race drives securing his first TAB winner at Albion Park last Friday afternoon.

As the gates folded for the fourth race on the program young Garrard had 5-year-old mare Kylie Bromac ($11) quickly away landing the back of $2.20 race favourite Headwin driven by Trent Moffat. Enjoying the sit behind the leader Garrard sat quite as a church mouse until entering the home straight before sending the mare along the sprint lane to challenge for the lead. Under the urgings of Garrard, Kylie Bromac gained the upper hand to record a 1.5 metre win over Headwin with Impetuoso ($14) and Nathan Dawson a further 12.6 metres back.

After the race Garrard was ecstatic that his first win was behind a horse that was owned by his father (Daren) and mother (Gayle) saying “they have been my biggest supporters all the way, I’m just so pleased that I could get my first win with one of the family horses”.

Garrard is a graduate of the Queensland Junior Harness racing ranks and collected wins in features throughout Australia including three Mini Miracles in Sydney.

Garrard was due to have his first race drive on his birthday Sunday July 16 but a lighting issue at the Redcliffe track delayed his milestone event till the following Tuesday at Albion Park. 

“My 16th birthday couldn’t have come quick enough, finally I’m living my dream. I finished down the track with my first drive and now I’ve got my first win out of the way I just want to keep improving and get more drives. I’ve been fortunate that some really good horsemen and women have helped me along the way” Garrard said.

Apart from his mum and dad there were none prouder of Angus’ achievement than his grandparents Chris and Maureen saying “we are absolutely thrilled to bits, he’s worked hard at it and it is very well deserved” .

Tribute to a Queensland Champion

28 June 2019

Labelled as one of the best pacers to come out of Queensland, Wondai’s Mate ended his racing career with the remarkable record of 121 starts for 73 wins, 34 placings and $456,536 in prizemoney.

Albion Park is pleased to honour this great pacer with tomorrow night's running of the 2019 Egmont Park Stud Wondai’s Mate Open Pace.

Dominating throughout the 1980’s, Wondai’s Mate was trained by Merv Reinke on his 320-acre peanut and corn farm at Wondai, 165 miles north-west of Brisbane. He had his first race start in January 1981 with a win at Albion Park. 

He travelled far and wide and set numerous records during his illustrious career, including becoming the first Queenslander to win an Inter Dominion heat – which he achieved at Alexandra Park in 1983. Wondai’s Mate won two qualifiers during the Championship before copping a severe check in the Final forcing his driver Darryl Reinke to be tipped out. The race was won by Gammalite.

Wondai’s Mate won many feature races at Albion Park including the Craven Filter Championship in 1984 and 1986 as well as the 1986 Sunshine Sprint and Winter Cup (now known as the TAB Blacks A Fake). He was also the first from the Sunshine State to win a leg of the Australian Grand Circuit, with his success in the Queensland Championship – known at the time as the Sir Clive Uhr Championship – in 1986.

Wondai’s Mate had a total of 43 victories at Albion Park and was later inducted into the Queensland Harness Racing Hall of Fame, so it’s no surprise that Albion Park willingly honours the champ with a Winter Carnival lead up feature race tomorrow night (Saturday).

The Egmont Park Stud Wondai’s Mate Open showcases some very capable types and the standout looks to be Colt Thirty One with his recent form including a victory in the Mr Feelgood Open on 15 June. Many visiting trainer/drivers are contesting the program including New Zealand duo Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen with talented 3yo pacers and likely TAB Queensland Derby competitors, Jessie Duke NZ and Self Assured NZ.

Wagering service provider TAB has a number of attractive exotic betting propositions for this Saturday night’s meeting spearheaded by a $25,000 First 4 Jackpot on race 1 scheduled for 4:47pm EST.

This is complimented by a $2,500 Quadrella Jackpot on races 2 to 5 and $2,000 Trifecta Jackpots on races 3, 4 and 5.

To view the fields and form analysis refer to http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fields/race-fields/?mc=AP290619

The opening race gets underway at 4.47pm EST while The Egmont Park Stud Wondai’s Mate Open is race 6 at 7.07pm.

The three main nights of the 2019 Winter Carnival are 6th, 13th and 20th July with the final night highlighting a Grand Circuit Event the TAB Blacks A Fake. The Silks Trackside Marquee is open for the three nights offering their famous seafood buffet – visit http://aphrc.com.au/index.php/events1 for more information or phone the Club on 07 3262 2577.

Big Guns Shipping in for the TAB Winter Carnival

19 June 2019

Im Themightyquinn winning the 2014 Garrard's Sunshine Sprint, is his Albion Track Record of 1:50.4 in jeopardy?

During the first three weeks in July all roads in harness racing will lead to Albion Park or as it is affectionately known ‘the Creek’ for the renowned TAB Winter Carnival and the conduct of Queensland’s major feature races that will be spearheaded by the $250,000 TAB Blacks A Fake (G1) a leg of the Australasian Grand Circuit on Saturday evening 20 July 2019.

The local star in Colt Thirty One trained and driven by leading horseman Grant Dixon has fired the first shot with a resounding win in a lead-up feature the Egmont Park Stud sponsored Mr Feelgood last Saturday night at Albion Park when he paced the mile and a quarter journey in a slick MR of 1:53.4.

New Zealand’s top harness barn All Stars conducted by Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen will head a list of prominent stables from New Zealand, Victoria and New South Wales that will be campaigning in Brisbane during this time with a list of ‘possible and probable’s that will include leading stables the likes of former NZ’ers Tim and Anthony Butt and Sonya Leigh Smith as well as the satellite stable of Mark Jones and Aaron Goadsby. New South Wales will have strong representation through campaigners Chris Frisby, Kevin Pizzuto, Scott Hewitt, John Boserio, Rickie Alchin, Robbie and KerryAnn Morris, Barry Lew, Shane and Lauren Tritton, Grant Jones, Craig Cross and Luke McCarthy whilst the Victorians will be headed by Dean Braun, Zac Steenhuis, Emma Stewart and last year’s TAB trainers bonus winner Mattie Craven to name but a few.

On opening night 6 July the feature races are the $30,000 Egmont Park Stud Southeast Oaks (G3) for the three year old fillies, the inaugural running of the ‘J C McMullen’ (G3) for C2 to C5 pacers only taking a career penalty for winning this $30,000 event, the $20,000 Wayne Wilson Paleface Adios Classic for the two year olds and the Badcock Group Of Companies Lucky Creed (Listed) for the open class pacers of $25,000.

The middle night 13 July sees the running of the time honoured sprint in the $100,000 Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint (G1) for the open class, the $100,000 TAB Queensland Oaks for the three year old fillies, the Egmont Park Stud Southeast Derby (G3) for the three year olds, the Fleur de Lil Ladyship (Listed) of $25,000 for the mares and the $50,000 Pryde’s EasiFeed Queensland Trotters Cup (G1) and a penalty exempt Female Driver’s Invitation of $20,000.

There is every indication with the caliber of the field available for the Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint (G1) that West Australian Im Themightyquinn’s Albion Park track record for the metric mile of 1:50.4 set in this race in 2014 may be in some jeopardy! 

As earlier stated the closing night on Saturday 20 July sees the running of the ‘jewel in the crown’ the prestigious TAB Blacks A Fake (G1) for the open class, the $100,000 TAB Queensland Derby for the three year olds, the $100,000 Egmont Park Stud QBred Triad Finals for the eligible two year olds, the $30,000 Ted & Edna Badcock Memorial 4YO Championship (G3), the $20,000 Haras Des Trotteurs Trotter’s Marathon and a penalty exempt Driver’s Invitation of $20,000.

The record book shows that it’s a who’s who of winners of the TAB Blacks A Fake (G1) spearheaded by the races namesake who saluted on three occasions with Natalie Rasmussen in the bilke and in more recent times smart campaigners in Let It Ride, Hectorjayjay and Im Themightyquinn were successful.

Silks Trackside Marquee and the famous seafood buffet will be open during the course of the TAB Winter Carnival on Saturdays 6, 13, & 20 July with bookings available by phoning the Club on 07 3262 2577.

Champion Pacer Honoured At Albion Park This Saturday

13 June 2019

With multiple feature races in both North America and Australia, a reputable stud career and more than 3 million dollars prizemoney to his name, it’s more than merited that this Saturday night’s feature race is named after the great Mr Feelgood.

Albion Park has been honoured to host the feature race in recent years leading up to the Winter Carnival held in July.

Bred in the United States, Mr Feelgood raced in North America for many years with victories including the Little Brown Jug, the Presidential and the Graduate FFA.

His stud career began while he was still racing. The best of his Northern Hemisphere progeny are Im Feeling Good 1:49.6 winner of over $500k– (The Big Dog), Feels Good 1:53.2 – winner of over $200k (Camluck) and Nathan Feels good 1:53.2 winner also of over $200k (Keystone Raidar).

In 2008, the talented pacer was purchased by distinguished owners Kevin and Kay Seymour and Peter and Zilla O’Shea, and relocated to Australia under the care of trainer Tim Butt. He went on to win the 2009 Hunter Cup and Inter Dominion Pacing Championship, which led to him being crowned Australian Harness Horse of the Year.

Taken over by trainer Luke McCarthy, the pacer continued his great form and gained further Group One wins including the Queensland Pacing Championship in 2010 and 2011  and the 2010 Victoria Cup.

In May 2012 Mr Feelgood was retired and has since stood at Queensland’s Egmont Park Stud. He has been listed in the top 20 Australian 2YO Sires for three consecutive seasons and he currently sits 13th in this season’s National Sires Premiership for all ages.

This Saturday night’s feature race is the first of many listed and group races to be held this winter at Albion Park. The three main nights are 6th, 13th and 20th July with the final night highlighting a Grand Circuit Event the TAB Blacks A Fake.

Wagering service provider TAB has a number of attractive exotic betting propositions for this Saturday night’s meeting spearheaded by a $25,000 First 4 Jackpot on race 1 scheduled for 4:47pm EST.

This is complimented by a $5,000 Quadrella Jackpot on races 2 to 5 and $2,000 Trifecta Jackpots on races 3, 4 and 5.

To view the fields and form analysis refer to http://www.harness.org.au/racing/fields/race-fields/?mc=AP150619#APC15061901

The opening race gets underway at 4.47pm EST while The Egmont Park Stud Mr Feelgood Open Pace is race 6 at 7.11pm.

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.

 

 

Group One Glory for Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint

12th June 2019

In a funding package delivered by Racing Queensland to the three racing codes earlier this week came the announcement under the harness racing section that the Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint will have a prize money increase to $100,000 and rightfully be returned to Group 1 status.

The 2019 running of the Group 1 $100,000 Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint will be conducted at Albion Park on Saturday evening July 13 on the second night of the TAB Winter Carnival.

Chris Garrard (OAM), the long term sponsor of the Sunshine Sprint said ‘the announcement was great news not only for participants in Queensland but the entire harness racing industry. This is the Sunshine State and it is a race that Queenslanders can claim as their own’. He then joked ‘I only wish that I could get one good enough to race in it’.

Albion Park Harness Racing Club Chairman David Fowler thanked the Garrard family on behalf of the Club for their continuous long term sponsorship of this time honored and prestigious feature event.

The Garrard’s Sunshine Sprint is certainly worthy of its Group 1 status, since the races inception in 1969 when the bonny mare Teeny Reena partnered by Brian Hancock took out the inaugural edition of this sought after feature there has been a cavalcade of champions over the years that have also added their name to the honour board.

Koala King won it in 1976, four years before going on to win the 1980 Inter Dominion and the legendary Paleface Adios became the first horse to win the race twice, backing up his 1973 win with another success in 1978

On the opening night of the new Albion Park 5/8th mile track in 1983, Joe Ilsley drove Amazing Trick to victory in a time of 1.59.4 to break the two minute barrier with Queenslander Wondai’s Mate successful in 1986 while another Inter Dominion winner in Thorate won it in the bi-centennial year of 1988.

Into the new millennium and more big names of harness racing were etched onto the trophy including ‘Hall Of Famer’ Blacks A Fake with victories in 2007 and 2011, Mr Feelgood in 2010, Avonnova in 2015 and Hectorjayjay going back to back in 2016 and 2017.

West Australian, Im Themightyquinn set the Albion Park track record for the mile journey of 1.50.4 when saluting for the father and son Hall stable in 2014.

Silks Trackside Marquee and the famous seafood buffet will be open during the course of the TAB Winter Carnival on Saturdays 6, 13, & 20 July with bookings available by phoning the Club on 07 3262 2577.

Albion Park Honours J C McMullen

7 May 2019

The Albion Park Harness Racing Club will honour the memory of harness racing great ‘J C McMullen’ with an annual major feature race named in his honour on the opening night of the Winter Carnival at Albion Park.

 The inaugural conduct of this feature will be on the opening night of the 2019 Winter Carnival scheduled for Saturday night 6 July and will replace the current Premier’s Cup.

 The ‘J C McMullen’ (G3) is of $31,400 over the 2138m for C2/C5 pacers where the winner will only take a Career Penalty that is in accordance with the Australian Handicapping Rules.

 John was the doyen of Queensland harness racing for more than half a century and for these achievements he was one of the original Queensland Harness Racing ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees.

 His CV is considerable and includes multiple metropolitan trainer and driver premierships at Albion Park, success as a commercial breeder of standardbreds with his partner the late John Gibson at Success Stud, a pioneer in the exporting of the breed to North America where he also had his fair share of success as a trainer and driver over an extended period of time.

 This year’s Winter Carnival at Albion Park will be conducted on 6, 13 and 20 July with the $200,000 TAB Black’s A Fake (G1) a leg of the Australasian Grand Circuit the main feature of the carnival to be conducted on the final Saturday evening.

 The Silk’s Marquee will be in operation during the three race nights of the Winter Carnival with the now famous Silk’s seafood smorgasbord available for $89 per person, for bookings ring 07 3262 2044.

Egmont Park Stud to Sponsor Major Features

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Egmont Park Stud will become the naming rights sponsor to four prominent juvenile feature races to be run at Albion Park, including the 2-year-old Group 1 QBred Triad Finals for both sexes set to be run on July 20, the final night of the TAB Winter Carnival.

Egmont Park Stud Master, Peter Bell said in signing the sponsorship agreement “we are always happy to encourage and support harness racing in Queensland.   

 The other two Egmont Park Stud sponsored races will be the 2-year-old QBred Breeders Classic Finals scheduled for April 13.

“The Albion Park Harness Racing Club is delighted to secure Egmont Park Stud’ sponsorship for these prestigious races,” APHRC Chairman David Fowler said.

“These races regularly promote the best in our younger ranks and are often a springboard to bigger and better things.”

“Egmont Park has long been the trail blazer in Queensland breeding and the club has also enjoyed a close association with the nursery.”

“It's a wonderful for their brand to be associated with these feature races", Fowler said.

As part of the sponsorship, Egmont Park Stud will also play host to a special function for owners that have qualified starters for the 2-year-old Triad Finals to be held at Albion Park on Blacks A Fake night July 20.