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Luck was certainly with Bradbury Luck’s rising star Luckygray (pictured), after he took out the $1 million Group One Railway Stakes at Ascot, Perth on protest.
Originally second past the post, a long neck behind He’s Remarkable, Luckygray was elevated to the winning place after a sensational protest hearing that stretched to over 30 minutes.

Stewards ruled that Kerrin McEvoy, who rode He’s Remarkable, allowed his mount to shift out when not clear of Waratah’s Secret, causing that runner to clip heels and fall back onto Ranger who in turn interfered with Luckygray.

“Unfortunately that incident had to happen and it had to get decided in the stewards room,” Luckygray’s jockey Shaun O’Donnell told Sky Racing World.

“I felt that we deserved the win and everyone could see how he got home and it was great.”

A winner of seven of his nine starts, Luckygray has already earned over $876,000 and the sky looks the limit for this rising star of Perth racing.

He is the first Group One winner for the impeccably bred Glenlogan Park sire Bradbury’s Luck, who has quickly established himself one of Queensland’s smartest young sires.

It was a Super Saturday for Queensland-bred gallopers, taking out half the Doomben program including an impressive double for Lyndhurst Stud sire Hidden Dragon (pictured) contributing to a treble for the Warwick-based stud.
Hidden Dragon’s first winner came with Hidden Kisses in Race 3 the Class 6 Hcp 1350m, followed by Saraji in Race 6 the 3yo Hcp 1110m.
The day started out well for the Queenslander’s after Optionality (by Immovable Option) won the first, the 2yo Fillies Hcp 1020m.
And we finished on a winning note when Carry Me Bluey, by former Lyndhurst Stud stallion Carry the Flag (now deceased) won Race 8, the Class 6 Hcp 1350m.
There may be plenty of fuss surrounding Barack Obama’s visit to Australia, but Queensland breeders are more interested in the First Lady of Racing’s whirlwind tour of South East Queensland.
21 studs, 180 yearlings and 912 kilometres were covered in the two and a half day visit coordinated by Glenlogan Park Stud Manager, Steve Morley for Gai Waterhouse (pictured with Mick Frappell).
“I like to see them on the farm, the way they are fed, how they are handled,” said Gai.
“If you look at them quietly, in your own time, then you’ve got them in your mind at the sales.
“I want to see a big quantum leap in that six to eight week period.
“The entire process gives me an idea of what I might like to buy and we’ve had lots of success year after year buying this way.”
The tours were the brainchild of Steve after a general conversation with Gai at the sales six years ago.
“I am always happy to give my time to this because I think it is a great way for me to say thank you to our Glenlogan Park clients for their support throughout the year,” Steve stated.
But Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan believes it’s Steve who needs to be thanked.
“You don’t realise how much goes into this, it’s marvelous,” said Basil.
“It’s great for the Queensland industry and extremely beneficial to the farms that Gai visits, as she can get a good idea of the yearlings and how we’ve done preparing them.”
Gai is a big fan of Queensland-bred.
“They are generally big boned and have more substance than the other States because of the warmer climate,” she stated.
“That makes them more conducive to early 2yo races which is something I look for.”
The 2012 BMW Magic Millions Carnival has been officially launched on the Gold Coast.
The campaign captures the fun and energy of the Gold Coast lifestyle, utilising local models Nicole Pollard and Nathan Jolliffe as the ‘face’ of the Carnival.
“Support from the Queensland Government, through Events Queensland, and our major sponsors, including BMW, help us take the carnival to new heights each year and 2012 is no different – the carnival will be one of the best in Australia again,” said Managing Director, Vin Cox.
To coincide with the BMW Magic Millions Carnival and Raceday campaign, the revamped website has also gone live
The website will provide a greater depth of information about the carnival  as well as feature the ability to pre-register for Myer Fashions on the Field.
The 2012 Carnival commences on 8 January, with the first day of Magic Millions yearling sales taking place on 11 January. The Carnival culminates with the BMW Magic Millions raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday 14 January 2012, which is the largest sales incentive race day in the world with the BMW Magic Millions Race Day specifically carrying a prize purse of $4.5 million. The $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic is the highlight of the race schedule – with only graduates of the Magic Millions yearling sales eligible to compete.
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said with the Gold Coast on a high after winning the Commonwealth Games next year’s Magic Millions will be better than ever.
“There’s such a buzz on the Coast right now and it’s only natural that the Magic Millions will benefit from that,” said Ms Bligh.
For ticketing and information about Carnival events visit or call 07 5504 1200.
TBQA Member and Thunder Ridge Stud Proprietor, Trevor Ives is in the process of starting to write an anecdotal book on horses names and how people arrived at them.
Any information you could give him would be a great help.
People are welcome to email the horses names and a small explanation as to how the horse was named.
Send the details to
Your help would be appreciated.
Sheridan Wood of Oakwood Farm is urgently seeking a Nanny mare for a 4 week old foal whose Dam died last night.

If you can help please call Sheridan on 0410 683 463.