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TBQA AWARDS
OUR CHAMPION SIRES
The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is proud to announce the award winners for the 2012/2013 racing season.
In a coup for Queensland’s premier stud, Glenlogan Park has won three of the four categories this year.
Champion Sire is Show A Heart for the fifth consecutive year.
Another Glenlogan Park sire, Real Saga, has really hit the ground running on debut, winning two other categories – Leading 2yo Sire and Champion First Season Sire.
After robust debate, the TBQA committee decided that Pentamerous should be awarded Broodmare of the Year due to Shoot Out’s two Group One wins – the George Main Stakes and Chipping Norton Stakes.

Full details of all the 2013 Champions are here…

HENDRA ROLL OUT AND THE TBQA POSITION
Racing Queensland (RQ) will offer a heavily subsidised Hendra Virus vaccination program to all registered thoroughbred and harness racehorses throughout the state in a bid to reduce the risk of the deadly disease.
Race horse owners will be strongly urged to take advantage of RQ’s new program which will be rolled out as of today and has the full support of the State Government.
The Brisbane Racing Club will hold a Q&A session about Hendra this Friday, August 16th from 9.30am
WHAT IS THE TBQA POSITION ON HENDRA?
The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan has serious concerns about the Hendra Virus vaccination.
He believes there hasn’t been adequate testing to safely administer the vaccine to broodmares, foals or yearlings and it can’t be given to horses earmarked for export.
Mr Nolan also believes there are anomalies surrounding the cost of the vaccine and that all of these issues are discouraging breeders from vaccinating their horses.
Mr Nolan says the decision to vaccinate should be made after careful and thorough consideration of all the pros and cons.
R&D LEVY SUCCESS
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan has congratulated the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia for successfully garnering breeders’ support of the Research and Development Levy.
“For 60.3% of voters to be in favour of the levy is a tremendous result for the TBA and our entire industry,” said Mr Nolan.
“I would like to congratulate Chauncey Morris, James Peters and Peter Macfarlane for all their hard work in the months leading up to this ballot, it has certainly paid off.”
The TBA must now present a formal submission to the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
If approved, the levy will be matched dollar for dollar by the Australian Government and will provide about $1 million per annum for R&D projects.
YOU COULD HAVE WON HOW MUCH?!
There will be plenty of owners this week who are wishing their horses were QTIS eligible, with more than half the bonus prize pool returned to the kitty because of QTIS ineligible placegetters.
Only $46,500 in bonus cash was won this week from the $115,000 that was available in the nine QTIS races.
Teronado, the winner of the 3yo QTIS race at Eagle Farm on Saturday took home just $32,000 – it could have been $56,500!
There were races worth $27,000 at Cairns and Doomben and $25,000 on the Gold Coast while Townsville, Ipswich and Cairns were all offering over $20,000 in their QTIS events.
While those who missed out on the bonuses are probably shaking their hands, QTIS owners will be rubbing their hands with glee with $68,500 being returned to the QTIS coffers for future allocation.
 Photo – top QTIS 3yo, Discreet, courtesy Dan Costello Racing
QUEENSLAND SUCCESS CONTINUES
Queensland bred gallopers continue to impress, with another big winning weekend across the country.
The Chris Waller trainer Hidden Kisses, by Lyndhurst Stud sire Hidden Dragon continued on her winning way, taking out the F&M Sportsyear Hcp (1200m) at Randwick and boosting her prizemoney to over $500,000.
At Eagle Farm, Funtantes (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) once again saluted for Wattle Brae Stud’s Easy Rocking, with a good win int he Uniform Management Services 1000m.
Divine City recorded her fifth win from 20 starts for Oaklands sire Ferocity, thanks to a perfect ride by Chris Munce in the St Margaret’s Girls School F&M Class 6 over 1200m.
And 4yo mare, Ellawisdom, by Top Echelon, rounded out the day for Queensland’s metropolitan winners in the Programmed Property 1500m.
GLENLOGAN OPEN DAY
Queensland’s leading thoroughbred farm, Glenlogan Park, will hold its 2013 Open Day and Stallion Parade on Sunday, August 18.
The gates will open at 1.30pm, with the afternoon to be hosted by popular racing identity Bart Sinclair. Special guest speakers will include the Minister for Racing Mr. Steve Dickson and Queensland’s premier trainer Rob Heathcote.
Many of Queensland’s other leading trainers will also be in attendance and have offered to make themselves available to anyone who is interested in discovering more about racing.
There will also be a wonderful opportunity for one fortunate broodmare owner in attendance on the day, with a lucky door prize to be drawn and offering the winner the prospect of sending their mare to a Glenlogan Park stallion of their choice for free in the 2013 season.
Registration for a chance to win the stallion service will close promptly at 2.10pm, with the stallion parade scheduled to begin at 2.15pm sharp and the lucky winner to be announced immediately at the completion of the parade.
Light refreshments will be available and, for anyone wishing to attend, please RSVP with their name and the number of people via any of the methods outlined below before 4pm Thursday August 15.
RSVP via phone or text – Farm – 0755 441106. Steve Morley 0428 617 367. Mike Morrison – 0400 260 118.
ELIZA PARK OPEN DAY
The Eliza Park International Queensland Open Day will be held on Sunday 18 August from 10am to 2pm, including a BBQ and a stallion parade … featuring the new horse, Instinction, alongside Love Conquers All and Monashee Mountain.
If you are interested in attending contact Candy Nilon on 5544 1204 or cnilon@elizapark.com.au
DON’T MISS YOUR TICKETS
 The TBQA is hosting a raceday function on Saturday September 7th at Eagle Farm.

Join us for a day at the races, with canapes and beverages in the Oaks Room from 12-2pm, after our AGM (which runs from 10.30am-11.30am in the Guineas Room).
We will be treated to stories from a very special guest speaker and you can mingle with other industry members while cheering on our Queensland gallopers.
Tickets are just $35 per person.
If you would like to come please rsvp to 0412 026 540 or info@queenslandbreeders.com.au
Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit of credit card, with bookings and full payment required by Friday August 30th.