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Here are some Blackbookers running around Wednesday:blackbook

Vis A Tergo – Eagle Farm R3 No.6 (1200m):Should win.
Hopfgarten – Eagle Farm R5 No.8 (1200m):Very competitive maiden but a leading chance for top stable
San Clemente – Eagle Farm R5 No.12 (1200m):Same comment as above.
Innocent Lady – Mornington R3 No.1 (1600m):Big drop in trip and that’s the question here… Not sure.. Would rather 2000m+




TBQA president, Basil Nolan would like to thank everyone who was involved with the TBQA Eliza Park International Raceday on Saturday.
“It’s the first time we’ve held such an event, and it was a huge success,” said Mr Nolan.
“Everyone who attended had a great time and they all want us to do it again next year.”
Special guest speaker, former CEO and Director of the VRC, Dale Monteith shared his insight into the racing industry and media personality Bart Sinclair certainly evoked debate between Dale, Basil and Racing Queensland Chairman Kevin Dixon regarding the allocation of Black Type Races by the Pattern Committee – much to the delight, and amusement, of guests.
“Dale was a fantastic guest, and I would like to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to travel here and be part of our day,” said Mr Nolan.
“He has such a wealth of experience in the industry and all our guests were interested in his story and his predictions of the future of the industry.”
Mr Nolan would also like to thank our sponsors – Eliza Park International, Magic Millions, Fitton’s Insurance and Eureka, Banchory and Raheen Studs.
“The support of these organisations made the raceday possible and certainly contributed to the day’s success,” said Mr Nolan.
“We hope that you will consider partnering with us again if we decide to hold another raceday at some point in the future.”
The Brisbane Racing Club was a terrific venue and great host and we’d like to thank all the staff for thier hospitality.
Former TBQA President, Bob Frappell, has been bestowed with Life Membership of the Association.
President, Basil Nolan made the announcement and presentation at the TBQA raceday on Saturday.
Bob resigned after sixteen years with the TBQA, including serving as President from September 2001 until he resigned from that position in 2010.
Mr Frappell was due for re-election for the 2013-14 TBQA Committee, but made the decision not to nominate for a position due to his workload as the Chairman of the Toowoomba Turf Club.
The 2013/14 Racing Season has kicked off, with Champion Stallion, Show A Heart already a front runner.
His promising 3yo, Prussian Heart, has taken out the QTIS 3yo Premiership for August.
Prussian Heart (pictured Dan Costello Racing) was the highest  earner of the three year olds, collecting $28,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney for the month.
Bradbury’s Luck quinellaed the QTIS table for Glenlogan Park, after Rusty Colour’s won $24,500 in QTIS cash, and Secret Harmony, by Hotel Grand, was third, pocketing $14,000.
Toowoomba trainer, Michael Nolan, started the season well, currently at the top of the 3yo QTIS Trainers Premiership.
The trainer of Prussian Heart had $39,300 in QTIS earnings in August, with last years Premiership winner Kelly Schweida sitting in second on $26,000 and David Lawlor collected $24,500 in QTIS bonuses to round out the top three.
The monthly statistics are replicated for the season at this stage, and of course there are no two year old results, as they haven’t hit the track yet.
The full $85,000 went off in the biggest QTIS race of the week, the 3yo Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Queen of the Lochs collected $56,500 thanks to the $24,500 QTIS bonus, while Tisani Tomso upped his prizemoney to $17,000 and Friendly Dragon won $8,500.
$27,000 was on offer at the QTIS races in Cairns on Friday and Eagle Farm on Wednesday.
And Dazzle Me Red and Miss Sunset (pictured Dan Costello Racing) boosted their general prizemoney earnings of $6,500 considerably, with the QTIS bonus worth $8,500 for first place on both those races at the Sunshine Coast and Ipswich.
Representatives from Glenlogan Park may not have been able to attend the TBQA raceday at Eagle Farm on Saturday due to other engagements, but the Stud certainly still made it’s presence felt.
Glenlogan had four winners on the eight event card, representing four of their sires – Show A Heart, Bradbury’s Luck, Falvelon and Jet Spur.
Their winning spree kicked off in race 3, the TBQA Qld Hcp, when Show a Heart’s most promising son, Mishani Warrior (pictured Dan Costello Racing) proved way too good.
Just two races later, in the Banchory Thoroughbreds Hcp (1000m), Queen of the Lochs had an impressive win.
 The Eurkea Stud Hcp gave Glenlogan a race-to-race double, when 4yo mare Little Favours, lead from barrier to box.
And rounding out the quadrella, Qfighter recorded his first win at 1200m in the Instinction@Eliza Hcp.
Wattle Brae Stud has been dealt a severe blow in the first week of the 2013 breeding season following the death of Court Command due to a terminal bout of colic.
He was rushed to the University of Queensland’s Gatton campus  with a lethargic disposition, high temperature and obvious pain and discomfort. After becoming stable during the following days, Court Command again fell ill on Wednesday and underwent surgery from which he unfortunately failed to recover.
It’s a sad loss for Wattle Brae and the Queensland industry.
Court Command was Queensland’s Champion First Season Sire in 2011-12.
Read more here…
Do you have a mare you’re not planning to use this breeding season?
Craiglea Stud would be interested in talking to you.
They’re chasing mares that they can put to their stallions this season.
If you would like to find out more contact Stan or Marilyn between 7.30pm and 9pm any night on (07) 54 46 01 60