Meet the underground harness racing squash pro

By Duane Ranger

Egmont Park breeder, John Martin has played the highest level of Australian squash, but now some 25 years after reaching his peak in that sport, the Mines Manager, now gets his biggest sporting kick out of harness racing.

Parnell’s extensive racing experience is proving priceless

By Duane Ranger

Racing Queensland CEO has the industry at heart having been a racing fan from way back. The Sydney-born 52-year-old, who brought live racing into lounge rooms and pubs throughout Australasia, spoke to Duane Ranger last week.

Max Towns - horseman extraordinaire

By Duane Ranger

Max Towns is still training horses with his son Brett at the age of 83. The durable Fernvale horseman knows the equine breed inside and out – and has done so for nearly eight decades. Here’s his story.

A tenacious Gail Geeson kicks cancer to touch

By Duane Ranger

And you thought your year was bad! Try living in Gail Geeson’s shoes. The 49yo has endured a year from hell, yet has come through the other side cancer-free. Here’s her roller-coaster story.

Dr John Mammino is starting to hit peak form at 79

By Duane Ranger

For 42 years former Brisbane GP, Dr John Mammino, has owned and bred standardbreds… but once he hit 78 (last year) his personal milestones really began to tumble. Congratulations Doctor, keep those wins coming.

Diebert says Dixon and Seymour ensured his rise from obscurity

By Duane Ranger

When Paul Diebert exhausted his concession claim a couple of years ago, he thought his driving career was left in limbo. 

“I always thought Mr Feelgood would go on to good things after racing” … Jimmy Takter

By Duane Ranger

One of the world's greatest trainers of standardbred horse-flesh, Jimmy Takter, described Mr Feelgood as "scary good" and it came as no surprise to the Swedish-based American that Mr Feelgood is now kicking goals at stud.

Junior drivers put out of their comfort zone

By Duane Ranger

Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Kevin and Kay Seymour, six junior drivers have just spent six weeks undertaking extensive media training with Channel 7 tutors Lillian Whiting and Suzanne Stark. Here's their story.

What retirement exclaims Barb Barry!

By Duane Ranger

Queensland hosrewoman, Barb Barry, was all set to retire on her 60th birthday next year, then along came Ginger Micky in 2015 and then two years later, her pride and joy, the now 2-year-old pacing filly, Sheza Bonny Sheila. Now what?

Ohoka Punter leaves his first foal - Egmont Park’s first in 2020

By Duane Ranger

Egmont Park Stud achieved a breeding milestone late on Tuesday evening. Not only did the Biddleston breeding establishment produce its first foal of 2020, but it was also the first foal by 'first-season sire', Ohoka Punter.

Gift horse helps sets up a training career for Elkins

By Duane Ranger

Matt Elkins and his partner Narissa McMullen will form a formidable training partnership on September 1. Elkins will take just one horse into the new set-up - a gift horse from Kevin and Kay Seymour, who won at Albion Park last start.

Trent Dawson is now fully committed to Queensland harness racing

By Duane Ranger

Clarendon horseman, Trent Dawson, has given up a University career to concentrate fully on harness racing with his fiancee, Crystal Towns.

"Egmont Park made my horses" says Group One owner/breeder

By Duane Ranger

John Polson puts his recent Group One win down to the outstanding start in life Big Wheels and his older brother, Blacksadance, were given at Egmonst Park Stud.

Where it all started for Kevin Seymour

By Duane Ranger

Little did Kevin Seymour know that when he purchased Call Girl from New Zealand back in December 1982, it would be the start of a breeding empire in Queensland.

Progeny of two Egmont Park mares win both Group Ones at ‘The Creek’

By Duane Ranger

The Biddetson Couple, who manage Egmont Park, were responsible for managing both the mares who produced both 2-year-old Group One colt and filly winners of Qbred finals run at Albion Park last Saturday night.

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