• About Richmond Turf Club

About Richmond Turf Club

The Richmond Turf Club organises all four professional race meetings held at the Richmond Racecourse and is a part of Racing Queensland.

2017 Committee

Patron
John Forster

President
David Fox

Vice Presidents
Lance Stacey
Marty Rogers

Secretary
Patsy Fox

Race Day Secretary
Mary Wharton

Treasurer
Rachael Richardson

Committee
Peter Ievers
Chris Murray
Jane Carter
David Carter
Camilla Rogers
Jim Jackson
Luke Wharton
Janet Fickling
Connie Wharton
Sara Westaway
Luke Westaway
Natalie Maxwell
Nicholas Maxwell

Richmond Field Days
Marty Rogers, President

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Rally Update from David Fox, President of Richmond Turf Club

QLDRacing Rally 91

The meeting in Brisbane has been attended by over 350 people including some prominent names from all three categories of the Qld racing industry and Rider representatives. Whilst nil current serving Labour Gov representatives attended there where state and local Opposition members including L Springborg  and Katter Party Independent Shane Knuth, Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk .

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Richmond Turf Club History

As adapted from J Forster's "Richmond Racing History" and Carter family.

The district around Richmond has a strong history of racing dating back to the early settlers. On 21st May 1898 in the Government Gazette proclaimed the Richmond Racecourse Reserve was establised containing an area of 160 acres. The North Queensland Racing Association was formed in Charters Towers on 28th April 1886. The Richmond Downs Jockey Club was one of the dozens or so clubs that were in attendance for the historic meeting that led to the formation of one of the Principal Clubs of Australia. In 1932 the Richmond Downs Jockey Club collapsed due to the depression. The Clutha Picnic Race Club, also a primary club, picked up the pieces and paid the debt. The Clutha Picnic Club was formed in 1907.

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