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Congratulations to our winning QTIS trainers for the month of November.
It’s once again been a close fight with Darren Bell and Stuart Kendrick (pictured) sharing equal first in the 2yo division on earnings. Darren and Stuart both collected $24,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney last month.
They were followed by Greg Wehlow on $17,000, while Peter Fleming rounded out the top three with $14,300 in QTIS bonuses in November.
Despite being second on the earnings table for November, Greg was the leading 2yo QTIS trainer for November with two QTIS winners.
Bryan Guy still leads the table for the 2yo Trainers on Earnings for the Season with $56,000 followed by Darren Bell on $49,000 and Fred Wieland close behind on $35,800.
However, Fred has the most 2yo QTIS winners for the season, with three, followed by Bryan, Darren and Greg Wehlow each with two QTIS 2yo winners.
In the 3yo Division, Tony Gollan was the clear leader for earnings for November, collecting $49,500 in QTIS bonuses. Kelly Schweida was second with $36,500 and Matthew Dunn third on $34,000.
Tony Gollan also topped the number of 3yo winners for November with three, while Kelly, Matthew and Tony Sears share second spot with two QTIS winners each last month.
Bruce Hill has a slight lead in the 3yo Trainers Premiership for the Season for both Earnings and winners, with six QTIS winners and a total of $92,800 so far this season. Matt Dun is hot on his heels with five QTIS winners and $92,400 in prizemoney while Tony Gollan has also had five QTIS 3yo winners so far this season and comes in third with $83,100.
It was neck a neck for the top 2yo QTIS Performers last month.
Celestial Dragon, by Lyndhurst Stud’s Hidden Dragon and Setfire to Therain (pictured Dan Costello Racing), by Eliza Park’s Monashee Mountain earnt top honours, each collecting $24,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney in November.
Despite topping the ladder for QTIS wins for November, with two victories, Vo Treasure, by Glenlogan Park sire Falvelon, rated second on the table for earnings with $17,000 in QTIS bonus cash and Craiglea Divine was third on $9,700.
Setfire to Therain is the clear leader on 2yo QTIS earnings for the season with $49,000 in bonus cash, while Element of Chance, by Red Element sits second on $27,700 and Celestial Dragon, Grapevine, Vienna Royale and Stroak are equal third with $24,500.
For the 3yo division, Splendora, by Jet Spur was top of the ladder for Earnings for November with $33,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney, Missing Page, by Monashee Mountain was second with $28,000 and Padrino, by Sequalo sits on equal third alongside Rudy, by Red Dazzler, both on $24,500.
Despite their good efforts for November, none of them have been able to knock Bodegra Negra, by Hidden Dragon, off the top of the ladder for 3yo QTIS earnings for the season. He’s collected $52,500 in QTIS cash.
Queen of the Lochs, by Bradbury’s Luck, is second with $50,500, while Londehero rounds out the top three collecting $49,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney so far this season.
Splendora also leads the tally for the number of QTIS wins for the season with three, sharing the top spot with Hot Saga and Mythologist.
Owners right around Queensland continue to reap the rewards of investing in a QTIS horse.
This week $172,000 in QTIS bonuses considerably boasted the prizemoney of 13 races across Queensland.
Stroak (pictured Dan Costello Racing) raced away with $56,500 in the QTIS 2yo Hcp at Doomben on Saturday, thanks to the $24,500 QTIS bonus. Second placegetter Keep On Rocking had the $10,000 winnings increased to $17,000 while the third finisher, Rays Are Lucky collected $8,500 thanks to the $3,500 QTIS bonus for third place.
No other incentive scheme offers such lucrative bonuses all the way back to third place and QTIS not only provides that, but also more than doubles the prizemoney for first, second and third on the provincial and country circuits.
Kilcoy, Gold Coast, Townsville, Rockhampton, Ipswich and Gatton all had prizemoney boasted from $10,000 to $22,000 thanks to QTIS. That took the first place winnings from $6,500 to $15,000, second place jumped from $2,000 to $4,300 and third more than double from $1,000 to $2,200.
The smaller country circuits aren’t forgotten with prizemoney also doubled there from $5,000 to $10,000 divided between the placegetters, provided they are QTIS eligible.
Queensland bred horses once again dominated the program at Doomben on Saturday.
Real Saga’s promising 2yo, Stroak raced away with another dominant win in the $85,000 QTIS Duporth Tavern Hcp (1200m) to open the card for the Queenslanders and collected $56,500 in the process thanks to the QTIS bonus.
Another Glenlogan Park sire, Bradbury’s Luck followed suit, when his 5yo gelding, The White Hope stormed home in the Urban Cellars Hcp over 1350m.
The connections of Rocky King (pictured, Dan Costello Racing), were once again in the winners circle after the 4yo gelding by Wattle Brae Stud sire Easy Rocking took out the Madame Wu Hcp (1020m).
And Save the Star saluted for his ill-fated sire, Hotel Grand, winning the 2120m Hervey Bay Hotel Hcp.
Racing Queensland (RQ) in conjunction with Magic Millions (MM) and the Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association (TBQA) has today announced a new $125,000 initiative to boost the sale of Queensland fillies at the March Magic Millions event.
The Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive is a series of 25 races where the winning owners will receive a $5000 credit bonus to go towards purchasing a filly at the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.
The initiative will commence next Saturday, December 14 with a $5000 credit presented to the winning owners of the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes, the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes and the Listed Gold Edition Plate.
To be eligible to win a $5000 credit, the winning horse must be QTIS registered and a graduate of Magic Millions Yearling Sale. A maximum of two credits ($10,000) can be used for the purchase of any one yearling.
Magic Millions graduates starred on a massive day’s racing around Australia on Saturday with dozens of winners including eight at black type level.
During the day nine of the 10 stakes races run were won by sale graduates, eight of them coming through a Magic Millions sales ring. The other race was won by a homebred with MM graduates filling second and third place.
And the day was capped with all three metropolitan juvenile races won by youngsters sold by Magic Millions.
“After a phenomenal start to the season during the spring it is great to see our graduates continue their winning streak,” Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox reported.
“Whether it is the early juvenile races which we are dominating or stakes and Group One races, Magic Millions graduates have been flying.”
“Of the Group One races run in Australia so far this season, 73% of those sold as yearlings in Australia were won by a Magic Millions graduate.”
The unprecedented streak of wins in juvenile races continued on Saturday with the wins of Unencumbered in Sydney, Stroak in Brisbane and Hobart Jones in Perth.
So far this season 39 individual yearling sale graduates have won juvenile races in Australia and 32 of them are Magic Millions graduates.

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The Thoroughbred Breeders Australia would like to share the following information:
We write to allay any concerns that may arise as a result of an article that appeared in newspapers across Australia yesterday titled “Racehorse owners to fight Tax Office crackdown.”
The article states “Overturning years of industry practice; the tax office has ruled that breeders who also race their horses are not carrying on a business, meaning they may not use the losses to reduce the tax bill payable on their other income.” This statement and the overall tone of the article appears misleading. The ATO has not changed its approach to deliberating on the question of “business vs hobby.”
Thoroughbred taxation expert, Adam Tims of Stable Financial, and current Treasurer of Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) and Aushorse states, “The ATO’s view on tax matters relating to the Thoroughbred industry is still found in its public ruling TR 2008/2. It is business as usual and each taxpayer’s unique situation continues to be assessed on a case by case basis. Hundreds of years of case law remain relevant.”
The TBQA committee would like to extend condolences to the family of well known racing and equestrian identity, 69 year old Greg Grant (pictured, News Limited).
The founder of Greg Grant Saddleries was killed along with his 68 year old wife, Patricia, after their taxi was hit by a truck as they were heading to the airport in Udaipur, India to return home following a few weeks holiday.
As well as establishing one of Australi’s leading saddlery businesses, Greg was involved in the racing industry for over three decades.
Greg and Patricia are survived by their daughter, Amanda, son Barton and three grandchildren.