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The New QTIS Payments are as follows:
For yearlings due for the second payment
Qbreds – $385
Breedbacks – $550
For yearlings with no initial payment:
Qbreds – $770
Breedbacks – $1,540
The Registration deadline has also been extended to July 31st to allow owners to take up these massive savings.

The new Racing Queensland board has jumped quickly to keep the Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme a winner.

“We recognise that times are a little difficult for most people in the industry and it seems like the volume of the pay up in
terms of the amount of money was just a little too much,” said Racing Queensland Chairman, Kevin Dixon.
As a result, RQ is dropping the QTIS pay-ups considerably – pre-registered fees down to $350 for Q-breds and $500 for breedbacks (plus gst) – a drop of almost two thirds.
While those who are not currently paid up for the scheme at all can enter at the reduced rate of $700 for Q-breds and $1,400 for breedbacks.
“It’s a little bit of a risk strategy on our behalf in that we’re putting it out there, making a massive drop in the hope that people will follow along – if they don’t, well then that’s something we’ll have to deal with,” said Mr Dixon.
TBQA President, Basil Nolan is astounded that there are currently 1100 QTIS eligible horses that aren’t paid up for the scheme and he has commended RQ on this move to encourage owners to register.
” Those lower pay ups along with the wider spread of the bonuses, giving owners more chances to win the extra cash, is great for the Queensland racing industry,” said Mr Nolan.
“Kevin Dixon and the Racing Queensland board should be congratulated for the great job they’ve done in a very short time and the LNP should be congratulated for the $2.5 million theyve invested into the QTIS scheme. “
The registration deadline has been extended to July thirty first so owners can take advtange of the changes.
Bradbury’s Luck’s very promising 2yo filly Avaladyluck put in an incredible performance to charge from last placing and claim the rich $150,000 QTIS 600 Plate (1300m) at Rockhampton.

After clearly missing the start by more than 3 lengths, the Stuart Kendrick (pictured) prepared filly looked to have lost all hope in the big field on a day favouring those racing on the pace, however the talented youngster produced a wonderful show of class and determination to score a fantastic victory in the drive to the line.
“This filly has only had the 4 starts and should probably be unbeaten,” Kendrick said.
“Unfortunately she has a habit of being slowly away and the two times she has been defeated I am sure we would have won had we been able to jump with them.
“She has done a wonderful job already and put $136,000 in the bank for her owners but it could easily have been more than double that with even luck. The two times she has been beaten were both in big money races and I think this filly has a very, very bright future.”
Queensland-bred gallopers also dominated the Eagle Farm program, with the Natalie McCall trained River Lad taking out the Group 3 Healy Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.
River Lad began well, with Tim Bell putting him into a prime position and he charged to the line strongly to beat a good class field.
The 4yo gelding, by Craiglea Stud’s Top Echelon, pocketed the $112,000, taking his overall prizemoney to just short of $400,000.
Howmuchdoyouloveme, by Queensland’s new sire Written Tycoon, took out the 3yo Hardy Brothers Jewellers (1200m).
While yet another Bradbury’s Luck runner featured, with Fire Up Fifi charging away from her opposition in the third event of the day to indicate she has much bigger targets in store for the future.
The lightly raced 4YO was having only her 16th career start yesterday but, after being victorious at her latest two outings, now has the outstanding record of either winning or placing in 10 of those 16 starts.
“She is a mare on an upward spiral that is for sure,” Trainer Robert Heathcote said post race. “We have always held a very good opinion of her and her race record backs that up.
“Each preparation she has taken the next step and answered every question we have thrown at her. I would be surprised if we don’t see her competing in some of the very good mares black type events here in the winter next season.”
Bradbury’s Luck’s brilliant run continued on the other side of the country,with Luckygray once again saluting in Western Australia.
Queensland bred’s latest $1million earner has attained a feat never before achieved by taking out the Group 3 treble of the Roma Cup (1200m), Belmont Sprint (1400m) and Hyperion Stakes (1600m) – all two weeks apart.
“He is an amazing animal and to have three runs in four weeks and be so impressive each time is an incredible thrill and a great feather in the cap of this horse,” Gino said. “I must admit we took the foot off the pedal a little in the last fortnight as we have an eye on his immediate future and he needed to have something left in the tank before he goes out for a short spell.”
Poletti revealed that Luckygray had actually put on 10kg since his last run as he prepares his star for an early Melbourne Spring Carnival assault.
“I probably had him ‘Railway Stakes fit’ when he resumed and that was why he was so explosive,” Gino added. “I went much softer on him this last two weeks and I knew we just had to give him as easier run as possible and then let him put them in his sights in the last 100m and he would do the rest. And that is exactly how it panned out.”
The plan now is for the son of Bradbury’s Luck to have approximately 10 days in the paddock before being prepared for a first up mission in mid August.
“There are three 1400m races at Caulfield that look ideal with the first being the (G2) Lawrence Stakes (formerly the Liston) and the last being the (G1) Sir Rupert Clark,” Gino said. “However we will just take each race as it comes and we may even go across to Moonee Valley for the Dato Tan Chin Nam (1600m) to give him a look at the track and to see how he handles it with an eye towards the Cox Plate the following year.”
The victory yesterday by Luckygray has basically assured him of being crowned Western Australia’s Champion Racehorse and, with 7 victories from 8 starts including 5 at Group level, it will be title very well-deserved.
The win also catapulted his sire, Bradbury’s Luck, into the top three on the Queensland Sire premiership, which is led by the reigning Champion Sire of the state, and fellow Glenlogan Park barn-mate, Show A Heart.
Clear Mountain Fairview is excited to announce that Primus (pictured) will join their stallion roster in 2012 after the Group 3 winner moved north from Victoria in early June.
Primus, a Group winning and multiple Group 1 performed stallion retired to stud in Victoria in 2007 after he was retired due to an injury which halted a Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap campaign.

The lightly raced son of sire sensation Flying Spur is from the famed Denise’s Joy family, which is now an emerging sire producing family.

Clear Mountain Fairview stud manager Mick Frappell is pleased with the newest addition to the stallion ranks and the great opportunity for Queensland breeders.
“Flying Spur is a proven sire of sires here in Queensland and to have another of his Group performing sons on offer at an affordable price is a fantastic prospect for breeders,” stud manager Mick Frappell said.
“Primus was not tried until he reached three and from there he did not disappoint with a first-up win and numerous Stakes victories in just his first preparation.
“These Group performances set the benchmark for what was to come, including his tremendous victory in the Group 3 Tramway Quality.
“His oldest crop are three-year-olds and he has a number of handy youngsters in work including multiple winner Apollo Creed.”

Primus was trained by one of Australia’s best, John O’Shea who thought very highly of the individual.

“He is an amazing type, with a great turn of foot,” O’Shea commented when Primus was retired to stud.
“He’s also a very sound horse, and most importantly for him, he has got an imposing pedigree.
“The three things that make a young stallion are performance, type, and pedigree. He meets all of those criteria.
“He has displayed Group 1 ability throughout his career.”
Primus is available for inspection at Clear Mountain Fairview and is standing for $3,300 (GST inclusive).
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