Welcome to John Zielke Racing :: QLD - "Home of Quality Thoroughbreds"


With a knack of finding a good two-year-old and a value for money purchase - these unique and highly sought after qualities amongst many others are what sets John Zielke’s Clifford Park Toowoomba establishment ahead of the rest!

Having taken out his trainer’s license in 1988 John attacked the game fiercely and came out on-top acquiring leading stock from the sales ring for mere amounts time and time again. The most recognized of these was Our Civic Hope who took out the J.F. Meynink Stakes and Queensland Millions on top of his five consecutive wins which kicked off his career.

Showing a willingness to travel and confidence to back his judgment, in 2004 John landed the ultimate prize in racing notching a stakes win during the famous Melbourne Cup Carnival with Kengrande - well worth the plane flight south to racings headquarters, Flemington!

Keeping numbers capped to around 20 horses at any one time the stables philosophy prides itself on providing a dedicated boutique and hands-on experience both for there horses and owners.

John supports local breeders having purchased or bred horses with: Glenlogan Park, Raheen Stud, Oakwood Farm, Oaklands Stud, Muskoka Park, Murrulla Stud, Wattle Brae Stud, Noralla Stud, Craiglea Stud, Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, etc just to name a few.

If you want to experience racehorse ownership with an Interstate Group winning trainer at an affordable entry level there is no better place to start than 'John Zielke Racing' and his dedicated team at Caloundra, less than 1hrs drive from Brisbane.

John has recently been rewarded with his successful return to training with winning several awards in his 1st full year back.

He educated and Guided 'Royal Tithe' to win '2yo of the year', 'Qtis 2yo of the year', 'Qtis 2yo trainer of the year', PLUS finished the season ranked #1 for 2yo strike-rate NATIONALLY. 

Upcoming Runners

Horse Date Race Track Fields/Form
Future Event Aug 19 8 Doomben Field
Longaroonie Aug 18 4 Ipswich Field/Form
Madam Mahal Aug 19 3 Toowoomba Field/Form
Golden Command Aug 19 5 Toowoomba Field/Form

Recent Winners

Horse Date Race Margin Jockey
Bold Kingston Aug 11, 2017 4 - Ipswich 0.10 R Plumb
Queen Consort Aug 11, 2017 3 - Ipswich 1.30 L R Dittman
Royal Myth Jul 28, 2017 1 - Gatton 1.00 Nicholas Keal
Royal Myth Jul 22, 2017 6 - Toowoomba 1.30 Nicholas Keal
Bold Kingston Jul 21, 2017 7 - Ipswich 1.50 R Plumb
Future Event Jun 30, 2017 4 - Ipswich 0.20 R Cuneen
Dreams Aplenty Apr 29, 2017 7 - Eagle Farm 0.10 Tiffani Brooker
Bold Kingston Apr 15, 2017 2 - Doomben 0.20 Tiffani Brooker
Dreams Aplenty Apr 08, 2017 6 - Toowoomba 0.20 Tiffani Brooker
Dreams Aplenty Mar 29, 2017 5 - Doomben 4.30 Tiffani Brooker
Dreams Aplenty Mar 08, 2017 7 - Eagle Farm 2.30 Tiffani Brooker
Royal Myth Mar 07, 2017 3 - Gatton 1.00 Sally Sweeney
Ruby Red Heart Feb 11, 2017 1 - Doomben 0.80 L R Dittman
Make My Own Luck Dec 10, 2016 1 - Toowoomba 3.80 N Tomizawa
Bold Kingston Nov 04, 2016 4 - Rockhampton 1.50 R Plumb


Dreams Aplenty launches winter campaign at Doomben

Dreams Aplenty launches winter campaign at Doomben

Feb 23, 2017 Talented three-year-old Dreams Aplenty launches his Brisbane winter carnival campaign at Doomben on Saturday.Trainer John Zielke has entered the son of Dream Ahead, who will be
Blood count clears Ruby Red Heart to run at Doomben

Blood count clears Ruby Red Heart to run at Doomben

Feb 21, 2017 Plunge winner Ruby Red Heart will take another important step towards a Group 1 campaign during the Brisbane winter carnival when the filly lines-up at Doomben on Saturday.Ruby
Zielke fires up with Royal Tithe's price

Zielke fires up with Royal Tithe's price

Feb 17, 2017 By Glenn DavisTrainer John Zielke has labelled as “insulting” Royal Tithe’s price for her comeback at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Royal Tithe is rated a $21 chance in UBET fixed
Ruby Red Hearts books winter campaign after debut win at Doomben.

Ruby Red Hearts books winter campaign after debut win at Doomben.

Feb 11, 2017 By Glenn DavisGiant Toowoomba filly Ruby Red Heart lived up to her pre-race hype to clinch a Group 1 Brisbane winter carnival campaign with a debut win at Doomben on
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