Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Marburg Presents Best Value Fun

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Marburg Presents Best Value Fun

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HONOUR BOARD

MORE names on the leader board this week with trainers John McMullen, Chantal Turpin and Darrell Graham dead heating on two winners apiece while brother and sister Narissa and Pete McMullen won four each in the sulky.

Albion Park, January 2: Queen Of Hearts (Pete for Catriona Martin); Only One Slim (Narissa for John McMullen).

Albion Park, January 3: Brigadier Bronski (Adam Sanderson for Mick Grant); Beaver (Mellissa Gillies); Andiamo El Ferrari (Narissa for John McMullen); Therecomesatime (Narissa for Ron Sallis); Sea Spray Notch (Gary Whitaker for James Harriott); Posh Indulgence (Barty Cockburn).

Albion Park, January 6: Have A Bacardi (Pete for Lisa Bahr); Swarovski (Kelli Dawson for Ray Law); Mafuta Vautin (Darrell Graham); Armazem (Dani-Elle McMullen); Major Lefty (Narissa for Christina Monte); Major Command (Trevor Lambourn).

Redcliffe, January 07: Blue Eyrd Suzie (Pete for Chantal Turpin); Gallilee (Nathan Dawson for Steven Cini); Highview Ember (Pete for Chantal Turpin); Fifth And Broadway (Adam Sanderson for Darrell Graham); Jaylets Fury (Nathan for Glenn Dawson).

Redcliffe, January 8: We Can Only Hope (Nathan Dawson for Warren Hinze); El Mega (Justin Storie for Brian McCall); Sweet Irish Rose (Gary Whitaker for Kevin Moffat).

DOGWATCH

with

Paul Dolan

WHY not head out on the Warrego highway and catch the Marburg trots.

Official trials start at 11am today with the first race at 1pm.

Five dollars gets you in, $3 if you are a pensioner and kids under 16 are free.

Best burgers, keen bookies, the best bar prices around, Sky Channel on the gallops and, best of all, action packed up-close racing on the 700m Marburg track.

It's value packed family entertainment.

Policy play

JUST three weeks to the state election and no doubt both major parties will have a policy on racing.

We need to hear it now, not the day before the election.

If harness racing is to grow in Queensland we need believable and achievable goals, within a three year time frame. A number of times in the current term we have been told we were to have great and positive changes to all important infrastructure. …

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