IT is all about the girls at Ipswich over the next three weeks.
The Ipswich Turf Club hosts heats of the Girls on Track series tomorrow and on March 18, as well as the sold out Swichettes Ladies Day on March 13.
The “Girls on Track” series is an initiative of Racing Queensland to celebrate the contribution of women across the state in both harness and thoroughbred racing.
There is a series of heats, including the two at Ipswich, which lead to the $100,000 final for fillies and mares at Doomben on March 28. There are also bonuses for the leading female trainer and jockey during the series.
Gold Coast trainer Gillian Heinrich will be a highlight of the Swichettes Ladies Day on March 13 as the near to sold out event will be hosted during the ITC Friday race meeting.
The bubbly is sure to be flowing along with fashion and fun galore as the Swichettes group enjoy a day trackside.
Females stand tall
IT is fitting for current Ipswich premier trainer Gillian Heinrich to be the guest speaker after becoming the first female in 155 years of racing in Ipswich to achieve that honour.
One would expect the female jockeys to come in for more betting support than normal.
The likes of Tegan Harrison, who became the first female to ride an Ipswich Cup winner on Brave Ali last year, and current Premier Ipswich Apprentice Cassandra Schmidt, mix it up with their male counterparts.