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Nominations have now closed for the 2012 TBQA election. We have received six candidates. The ballot draw is:
Mary Lee Trivett – Banchory Stud
David Lucas – Willowbend Stud
Michael Grieve – Grandview Lodge
Chris Musgrave – Peak View Thoroughbreds
Basil Nolan – Raheen Stud
Scott McAlpine- Eureka Stud
Your Ballot will be mailed out this week and must be returned by final mail sorting, Monday August 6th.
Please take the time to lodge a vote, as the TBQA represents YOU. The committee makes decisions affecting the breeding industry on your behalf. As such, your input at this time is vital.
Each member receives only one vote, and no other ballots will be forwarded outside this mail out.
An independent scrutineer will tally the votes, with the new committee to be announced at the AGM on Sunday, August 12th 11am at the University of Queensland, Gatton Campus.
A tour of the UQ Equine Veterinary Facilities will be held following the AGM.

If you wish to attend please RSVP to 0412 026 540 or by Friday 3rd August, 2012.

A big congratulations to Murray Murdoch for winning the magnificent Stephen Irwin All Round Easy Tip Trailer.
It is worth $2,200 and will be an added bonus to any property.
Thank you to everyone who supported this TBQA fundraiser, we raised $1,920.
I would also like to send a special thanks to committeeman Jeff Kruger. Jeff organised this raffle, and being the sensational salesman that he is, sold most of the tickets too. Great job Jeff, well done.
A big thank you also to both Sydney Horse Transport and Higgins Transport, who transported the trailer to various locations for us.
Spechenka backed up from a good performance last week, when he ran fourth in the Caloundra Cup, to win racing away in the G3 Queens Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm.
Jockey Ryan Wiggins gave Spechenka a beautiful run, dashing through on the inside of the straight to win one of only five 3200m events now held in Australia.
Spechenka is by former Clear Mountain Fairview sire, Danachenka.
In the very next event, the time honoured 1200m Listed Ascot Hcp, smart sprinter Adnacon made it nine wins in a 47 start career taking his prizemoney to over $600,000.
The 6yo, by Willowbend sire Clang, came from last on straightening to grab the lead in the shadows of the post and win at his second run back this campaign.
The Queensland winners came thick and fast taking out more than half of the Eagle Farm program with wins also in:
Race 2: New Farm Plate 1805m – Angus Roy (Dane Supreme)
Race 5: Mann Judd Hcp 1500m – Fire Up Fifi (Bradbury’s Luck)(pictured Dan Costello Racing)
Race 8: Fergies Print & Mail 3yo Hcp 1400m – Divine City (Ferocity)
Aquanita’s Perth trainer, Simon Miller, again proved the old racing adage that ‘patience is a virtue’ when he produced the smart 3 year old filly, Mia China Doll in her debut race at Pinjarra.
Mia China Doll got to the front of a packed field from an outside barrier and coasted to an easy 1 ¼ length win.
The win by the daughter of Craiglea Stud sire, Helter Skelter, impressed Miller and he is confident she will handle the step up in class to secure city success.
Astute Singapore Magic Million agent Wade Burridge spotted the daughter of the 2007 Magic Millions Sprint & Lightning Winner at the 2010 QTIS 600 Sale.
She was purchased for WA racing family the Gangemi’s, who were keen to speculate on her breeding being out of the Catbird mare Le Cat who is a ½ sister to former Perth 2yo Magic Millions Classic winner Wolfe Dreams.
Incredibly the son of English sprinter Piccolo, Helter Skelter has now produced 2 individual winners and 2 placegetters from only 4 starters in his first crop of just six named foals – including 4 time winner Psychodelic
Like many stallions of the day, Helter Skelter was an unfortunate victim of Australia’s EI disaster, but with the percentage of success from such limited numbers and the increased book of mares from last season the future of the stallion looks assured.
Helter Skelter remains the only stallion contact in Australia with Piccolo’s bloodline which is still well sought after thanks to the deeds of G1 winner, Queensland’s Temple Of Boom.
Stan Johnston’s Craiglea Stud at Kenilworth is continuing their support of Helter Skelter this season and Stan has committed to having a minimum 12 mares covered this year.
The National success for Queensland-bred runners didn’t stop in Western Australia last week.
In Sydney, Grand Business took the 2yo scene by storm with a blistering win in the 1200m 2yo Hcp at Rosehill.
Grand Business is by Oaklands Stud ill-fated sire, All Bar One, who has been replaced with Sidereous.
Queensland’s Champion Sire, Show A Heart struck again – this time at Morphetville, Adelaide, with Nodrems saluting in the 1050m 3yo rating 75.
Back in the sunshine state, and the Queenslander’s certainly shone on Caloundra Cup Day.
Clang’s consistent 4yo, The Ringmaster, got home on the last bound for Willowbend Stud in the Summerveld Racing Stables 1000m benchmark 90.
While in one of the features of the day, the Bruce McLachlan Hcp (1200m), Fusil de Eve (pictured thanks to Dan Costello Racing) took home the QTIS bonus prizemoney.
The 2yo filly by Oakland’s sire, Chateau Istana, was given a beautiful run by Justin Stanley, providing trainer, Jason McLachlan with an emotional victory in the event that was in honour of his father.
It was the second time in three years that Jason has won ‘his Dad’s’ race.
Glenlogan Park’s stallions had an enormous influence on juvenile racing in Queensland over the weekend, with a host of winners as well as the incredible achievement of having the first five across the line in the 2YO race from the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
The big $250,000 QTIS race from Eagle Farm on Saturday started the ball rolling for the farm when it was taken out by the promising Jason McLachlan trained Saluter – a colt born on Glenlogan and out of the Show A Heart mare Rosekay Heart.
Saluter had the gun run in transit, parking up behind the speed before peeling out to settle down and fight it out with the Kelly Schweida prepared Discreet – herself a daughter of Show A Heart and already a stakes winner. The pair put up an impressive margin over the rest of the field and both look assured of having very bright futures indeed.
Down at the Gold Coast it was Falvelon’s turn to chime in for the farm when his debutant filly Ab Fav Di overcame a tough run in transit to defy all challengers in the drive to the line. The youngster had been given just the one quite trial in the lead up to her first race day experience but showed she has plenty of heart to go along with her natural ability.
And speaking of ability – how about the wonderful debut performance from a 2YO son of Falvelon? This one delivered at Toowoomba on Saturday night in a fashion that had everyone sitting up and really taking notice!
Favco could very accurately be described as “all Glenlogan Park”, as he is by Falvelon and is the first foal of the Show A Heart mare Coinage. Bred by long term and valued client Fred Lanskey, Favco had really set tongues wagging with an impressive, slick-time trial win at Cranbourne before being transferred to highly respected Toowoomba trainer Michael Nolan on the downs. Michael then put the finishing touches on his booming youngster before sending him out as a dominant $1.50 favourite for the flying 1000m event. Favco flew the gates and then set the pace, appearing to idle along whilst he rivals gasped to stay in touch. As they entered the straight jockey Geoff Goold released the brakes just a little and quickly put up a race winning margin whilst never really asking for the supreme effort. With Goold throttling the son of Falvelon down as they crossed the line, it was a massive 6 lengths back to the runner up and it won’t be long before we see this youngster taking on the big guns in town.
Then it was time for Sunday’s 2YO QTIS event at the Sunshine Coast – a race that really put the icing on the cake for the farm. With 5 of the runners in the 9 horse field sired by Glenlogan Park sires, it was a tremendous achievement to have those five be the first ones across the line.
Chiricahua, Love Laughing and Show A Noee settle down to fight it out! (picture courtesy Trackside photography)
In a blanket finish where 3 horses drove to the line together, it was the Pat Duff trained Jet Spur colt Chiricahua getting his head out right at the right moment to defeat Troy Hall’s Falvelon filly Love Laughing by a lip, with Caitlin Lavin’s Show A Heart gelding Show A Noee just missing out after travelling wide for the entire race. Fourth across the line, and delivering a real eye-catching performance, was Show A Heart’s Hallside Showdown whilst Falvelon’s gelding Platinum State rounded out the top 5 with a strong finishing burst along the inside.
The winning didn’t stop there though for Glenlogan Park as this race was followed up by a Bradbury’s Luck double – with Greyzeel registering his 7th win and Zamboni going back-to-back with victories. Bradbury’s Luck would challenge as one of the most “in-form” stallions in the country. The day before his promising mare Fire up Fii made it 3 wins on the trot for trainer Robert Heathcote and she looks stakes class material for sure.
Wattle Brae Stud’s exciting first season sire Court Command (pictured)has another individual winner to his name following the success of Wise Commander in a 900-metre maiden on the Gold Coast.

Sent to post a 5/4 favourite for just the second race start of his promising career, Wise Commander proceeded to take out the event with a comfortable one and a half-lengths to spare. In so doing, the Eagle Farm-trained juvenile became his sire’s seventh individual first-crop 2-year-old winner.
The victory consolidated Court Command’s position in the top handful of freshman sires of the 2011/12 racing season based on both individual winners and progeny earnings.
Only Patinack Farm’s Husson (Arg) has been represented by more first-crop winners, with Court Command sitting in equal second position alongside Casino Prince and Henny Hughes (USA).
Similarly, Court Command’s progeny earnings figure of over $300,000 comfortably places him in the top-5 freshman sires nationwide. Only Casino Prince, Husson (Arg) and Bernardini (USA) are currently accredited with more.
In addition to Court Command’s seven individual first-crop 2-year-old winners, the Wattle Brae Stud resident stallion has also been responsible for another nine placegetters with still another three weeks of the 2011/12 racing season to be staged.
Changes to the race information fee structure will only benefit the Queensland racing industry according to Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan.
Racing Queensland has announced licensed wagering operators will now pay one per cent of turnover for the first five million dollars, and if turnover exceeds $5million they will pay 1.5% for the months July to April (inclusive) and 2% over the two months of the Winter Carnival (May and June).
The changes bring Queensland in line with the much lauded New South Wales case earlier this year.
“This is the way it should have been for years,” said Mr Nolan.
“It is a great thing for the Queensland industry and should generate millions of dollars’ worth of extra funds.”
Mr Nolan said the TBQA will now hold further delegations with Racing Queensland to discuss how the extra revenue will be distributed.
“Racing Queensland has proved they have the best interests of industry participants at heart,” said Mr Nolan.
“I am confident these extra funds will be injected back into prizemoney and I look forward to providing RQL with such input.

“Kevin Dixon and his board once again need to be congratulated on yet another great initiative so early in their term.”