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Thankyou to the QLD breeders and good luck at the sales!

 

IT’S MAGIC
QTIS TRAINER OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the QTIS Premiership winners for December.
Stuart Kendrick (pictured) won the 2yo Premiership for the second consecutive month collecting another $25,700 in QTIS bonus prizemoney over the four week period. Bryan Guy was close behind with $24,500 in QTIS earnings and Peter Fleming rounded out the top three after collecting $21,600 in QTIS bonuses last month.
Despite December’s results, Bryan Guy capitalised on his Overall Season lead and surged ahead with a total of $80,500 in QTIS bonuses since the season began, Stuart Kendrick knocked Darren Bell out of second position, with Kendrick collecting $50,200 and Bell now in third spot with $49,000 in QTIS bonuses for the 2 year olds.
In the 3yo division, there was no change to the top four QTIS earners. Like the month of November, Bruce Hill, Trevor Rowe, Stuart Kendrick and Peter Fleming won the most bonus prizemoney in December.
There was also very little change for the 3yo Seasonal statistics. The top six have acquired more money, while Kevin Kemp, Eric Hayes, Liam Birchley, Helen Page and Leslie Ross round out the 3yo QTIS Premiership on Earnings.
TOP QTIS PERFORMERS
Hidden Dragon colt, Celestial Dragon topped the table for 2yo QTIS earnings for the second consecutive month. He was once again joined by Real Saga’s top 2yo, Stroak, while Tycoon Ruler filly La Tenza rounded out the top three QTIS bonus money winners for December.
The good prizemoney collected by Stroak and Celestial Dragon saw them join Setfire to Therain (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) at the top of the table for Leading 2yo QTIS Runners on Earnings, each earning $49,000 so far this season.
 The  top 3yo earner for December was Miss Husson, with $24,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney, Chateau Dettori placed second with $17,000 and Miss Chinchilla earnt $10,800 for the third spot.
There was no change to the top 8 3yo QTIS runners on Earnings for the season. Bodegra Negra still tops the list with $52,500, followed by Queen on the Lochs and Londehero.
GOLD FOR QUEENSLAND!
It was another brilliant day for Queensland-bred horses, winning the Listed Goldmarket on the Gold Coast along with three other events on that program and the last of the day at Rosehill.
Wattle Brae Stud’s veteran sire Easy Rocking continued to fire when his Gold Coast specialist, Trombone Alley (pictured Dan Costello Racing) jumped stright to the front and defied all challengers in the Quality Listed Goldmarket (1300m).
The 7yo beat a strong field to record his ninth win in 41 starts and take his prizemoney money to over $170,000.
It was a big day for Glenlogan Park with a winning treble, include an Interstate double for Jet Spur.
His lightly raced 4yo gelding, Turbulent Jet, looked gone as the gates opened and he stumbled, but he picked himself up and came from near last on straightening to win easily in the Rosehill Gardens Hcp over 1350m.
Ten minutes later Jet Spur’s second leg came in the last at the Gold Coast when Interject produced a paralysing finish in the Class 6 Ladies Day Plate (1200m).
And Jet Spur’s barnmate Real Saga continues to produce top young runners, picking up from where he left off with last season’s Champion 2yo Sire title.
Having his third start, 2yo No Problem took out the $85,000 QTIS Coastal Tipper Hire over 1200m, collecting $56,500 in the process.
While consistent 5yo, Typhoon Red made it eight wins from 16 starts for Eureka Stud sire Red Dazzler.
WANT QTIS CASH? NO PROBLEM
There was $185,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney available across Queensland last week and it was snapped up by the savvy QTIS owners.
No Problem (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) and Navelina each raced away with $56,500 after taking out their respective QTIS events on the Gold Coast, worth $85,000.
Star Drop and Hot Saga placed second in those events and collected $17,000 each rather than $10,000 thanks to the QTIS bonus.
First place prizemoney jumped from $6,500 to $15,000, second place went from $2,000 to $4,300 while third increased from $1,000 to $2,200 at the Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Dalby thanks to QTIS.
FILLIES BONUS WINNERS
There are more happy Queensland owners this week, and they’re keen to head to the Magic Millions QTIS Sale in March.
It’s all thanks to the Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive that saw another $10,000 in credit being distributed this week.
Darren Bell owner/trainer of Navelina (pictured Dan Costello Racing) is thrilled to be awarded the $5,000 bonus to go towards the purchase of a filly at the March QTIS sale.
Navelina (Duke of Marmalade – Lush Liaison) won the 3yo Hcp over 1800m on the Gold Coast on Saturday, and along with collecting the $24,500 QTIS bonus, has given Darren a handy financial boost towards his next stable star.
“That’s just fantastic,” exclaimed Darren, when he was informed of the Fillies Bonus.
“We’ve bought two fillies at the past two March QTIS sales, Navelina and Setfire to Therain, and we’ve had tremendous success with both of them.”
This week’s other lucky winner was long-time owner, Evan Hartley who scored the $5,000 sales credit following the good win by his 2yo No Problem (Real Saga – Sweet As) in the QTIS 2yo Hcp on the Gold Coast also on Saturday.
“This Fillies Bonus is a bloody good idea and I will definitely be buying a filly,” said Evan.
This scheme is one way to give racing in Queensland the injection that it needs and it will certainly give me incentive to find a good filly in March.”
MAGIC MILLIONS CARNIVAL
The highly anticipated Magic Millions Carnival is here.
The Sale kicks off at 11am tomorrow with the final session of the main sale on Sunday.
There are 926 of the country’s top yearlings catalogued attracting our leading trainers and owners.
Saturday will see Queensland’s richest race day with the $2 million 2yo Classic and $1 million 3yo Guineas.
Photo, Dan Costello Racing - 2yo hopeful, Missy Longstocking
CHARITY AUCTION OPEN
Open today for five days only until 9pm Saturday 11th January 2014, the Paris & Matt Silent Auction, is being conducted solely online, with printed catalogues available at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale complex, and at selected carnival events.
A wide range of horse racing and sports memorabilia, along with fine jewellery and exclusive drive and stay experiences are on offer. View and Bid for items via http://parismattRBWH.quicksales.com.au/
All proceeds will be equally divided between the Paris Turkington Trust, Matt Richards Trust, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH), to support the ongoing rehabilitation of Paris and Matt and the important work of the RBWH burns unit.