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Queensland Turf Club

The Queensland Turf Club (QTC) was founded in August 1863.

It began on a piece of land at Eagle Farm (near Brisbane, Queensland) given to them by government grant. The first meeting of the club was held 14 August 1865.

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Major Races

Some of the major races staged today by the QTC are the Brisbane Cup, Queensland Derby, The QTC Cup, The T.J. Smith handicap, The Sires produce and Queensland's greatest race the Stradbroke Handicap.

Other Races

Some other races held at the QTC are the Sir Edward Williams handicap, P. O'Shea stakes, Peter Gallagher, Sir Byrne Hart stakes.

Past and present Chairmen of the QTC

The present chairman of the QTC is Mr. W. J. Sexton. Past chairmen include Sir Edward Williams (judge), Sir Byrne Hart and Mr. P. Gallagher.

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