News

Troop revives old memories

OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24.
OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24. Rob Williams

THE thoroughbreds won't be the only horses out on the track during this year's Ipswich Legacy Race Day.

As part of the beginning of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the annual fundraiser will include a re-enactment by the Lockyer Valley Australian Light Horse Troop.

September is a big month for centenary celebrations in Ipswich, with the race day to follow the function on September 11 to mark the beginning of Australia's involvement in the war.

Ipswich Legacy vice-president Heather Dainer said the race day had been brought forward earlier in the year to coincide with the centenary functions.

"We've also got eight races this year - up from the usual six - in addition to raffles throughout the day to raise funds for Legacy," Mrs Dainer said.

Anyone wanting to support Legacy should keep their eyes out for volunteers selling badges this week.

The Ipswich branch, which is in charge of a huge area including the Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions, looks after 580 war widows and five wards - children who have lost a parent or parents in war.

All fundraising conducted in Ipswich is used to assist members in the local area.

The so-called Patriotic Race Meeting is also something of a re-enactment in itself, with the then Ipswich Amateur Turf Club holding a fundraising race meeting back in 1914 to raise money for Diggers and their families.

Now more than 80 years old, Ipswich Legacy has maintained a relationship with the Turf Club for two decades.

General manager Brett Kitching said Ipswich Turf Club held several fundraisers through the year.

"I'm eagerly looking forward to it again - of course it's all about thoroughbred racing, but to add in the Light Horse will make it a great spectacle," Mr Kitching said.

Legacy Race Day will be held on Wednesday, September 24, from noon. Tickets are available from the Legacy Office in the Memorial Hall, Nicholas St, Ipswich, the Ipswich RSL Services Club or Brothers Leagues Club.

For further information, phone 3281 9419.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Violent burglary: Two men in Polair chase, officer assaulted

Police officer seriously assaulted, residents threatened with guns

Teacher sending kids home sick, dizzy and with heat stroke

An Ipswich teacher wants the state government to fund air-conditioning in Ipswich schools.

TEACHER and mum petitions state government for air-conditioning

UPDATE: Police locate missing Ipswich bushwalker

Bushwalking Season  - User Contributed

He was located safe and well late yesterday.

Local Partners

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

THE Oscars have ended with a moment that left everyone speechless — but not in a way anyone expected.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Blue Heelers' Ditch Davey joins 800 Words cast

Ditch Davey joins the cast of 800 Words as Terry, the younger brother of George, played by Erik Thomson.

George Turner's brother, Terry, arrives to Weld with a 'few demons'

Oscars winners 2017: Full list of Academy Award winners

Viola Davis accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for Fences at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

WHO won Oscars this year? Here’s a full list of every winner.

Why can’t Nicole Kidman clap properly?

Nicole Kidman's style of clapping has puzzled Oscars viewers.

FOR some reason, it seems Nicole doesn’t really know how to clap.

Muslim actor makes Oscars history

Mahershala Ali accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Moonlight at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali makes Academy Award history.

NO ONE OFF LIMITS: Kimmel burns down the house at Oscars

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

HOST delivers a torrent of abuse on Hollywood’s night of nights.

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!