Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Gollan Stable Riding Tall after Ipswich Triumphs; Brave Ali and Alma's Fury Lead the Way for Double

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Gollan Stable Riding Tall after Ipswich Triumphs; Brave Ali and Alma's Fury Lead the Way for Double

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TURF CHAT

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Brett Kitching

BRISBANE-based trainer Tony Gollan was the star of the show on Ipswich Cup Day, winning the two major races with Alma's Fury in the Eye Liner Stakes and Brave Ali in the Cup.

The winning double gave the Gollan stable a big financial collect as each race carried prizemoney of $175,000.

The other listed race for the day was in a way won by the Gollan stable as well. It was up to the Gollans to saddle up the Victorian Jazz Song on behalf of absent trainer Mick Price who did not make the trip to Queensland.

Gollan has been training in his own right for a number of years after working with his father Darryl in Toowoomba where the Gollans have been based for decades.

The Ipswich Cup Day double added to a brilliant season for the young Gollan stable and follows on from Group 1 wins by Spirit of Boom this season and second placings by Temple of Boom in the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicaps.

First female winner

THE smile could not be wiped off the face of apprentice jockey Tegan Harrison as she became the first female rider to win the Ipswich Cup on Saturday.

Harrison hugged the rails with a leader's ride and made a daring move before the turn. She had a big enough lead to hold on for a comfortable win.

A female trainer has won the Ipswich Cup through Gai Waterhouse with Bianca in 2008 and Beachside in earlier years.

Now there has been a female winning rider to add to the records.

On firsts for females, there has not been a female trainers premiership winner at Ipswich in more than 150 years of racing in the city.

However, Gillian Heinrich is clear at the top of the table although she only holds a lead of one after Robert Heathcote trained a winning double on Saturday.

Heathcote's winners were Pinch River and Olympic Anthem. …

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