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Vince Curry Memorial Maiden Final

Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club

Ipswich Greyhound Racing Club

On Saturday 24th February the Vince Curry Memorial Maiden Final will bring the heart of Greyhound Racing in Ipswich to life!  Australia's richest maiden race for greyhounds, the Vince Curry Memorial.

Plenty of room for the kids to run and play while mum and dad get down to the serious business of backing a winner. Have a delicious meal and a few drinks from the canteen!

Vince Curry

Known as racing's Mr Nice Guy, Vince Curry had a passion for the `'Sport of Kings'' and radio broadcasting which was seldom rivalled.  You may ask - why would a leading greyhound club like Ipswich pay such respect to Vince Curry via its big maiden event ? After all, Vince never called greyhound racing.

The reason is, that when the Ipswich G.R.C. was attempting to obtain a Saturday night racing license in the early 1980s, the club had to be able to guarantee radio broadcasting to the TAB. Vince Curry, as sporting director of radio 4BC, went out of his way to ensure that this happened. Stations 4BK (now B 105) and 4KQ had broadcast the Gabba dogs, but weren't interested in taking on greyhound broadcasts on a Saturday night.

Vince saw the addition of a greyhound meeting to 4BC's already popular Saturday night harness race broadcasts as a good mix, and convinced management to support Ipswich. The foundation Ipswich committee, under president Ted Meehan, was forever grateful to Vince for what he did for the club. Curry attended the opening race meeting at the Ipswich Showgrounds in May, 1982.

FACILITIES
Muzzles Restaurant overlooks the track. Main meals $17 - $35.

DRESS CODE OR REQUIREMENTS
Casual and relaxed environment.
 
EVENT DATE
Saturday 24th February, 2018
 
EVENT TIME
Racing starts approx 5:30pm
                       
EVENT LOCATION
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich QLD 4305
 
TICKET PRICES  
General Admission $5.50 Adults | $3.30 Pensioners | Kids FREE
 
GETTING TO AND FROM THE TRACK
Free parking onsite.
                   
CONTACT FOR EVENT
Call 07 3202 2977 or email admin@ipswichgreyhounds.com

The information set out on this event page is correct as at the date of publication and may be subject to further change by Racing Queensland or the event promoter (if Racing Queensland is not the event promoter) in their absolute discretion. Please visit http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/ for the current race calendars. Please check race schedules for final times two days before, race numbers are not final.

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