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DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
FANTASTIC ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY
The TBQA is hosting a raceday function on Saturday September 7th at Eagle Farm.
As part of this day, we are fortunate enough to offer a fantastic advertising opportunity for our TBQA members.
Unfortunately, we only have six packages remaining, so if you’re interested you will need to be quick.
You can promote your Stud or business nationwide – reaching an audience of over 1.3 million people via television, radio and print media – simply by sponsoring a race on the day.
Not only will you get a sensational advertising opportunity, but you will be treated to a host of additional extras on the day
QTIS SOARING
 QTIS owners will be rubbing their hands with glee, and plenty of them will have heavier wallets after a fantastic week for the QTIS program.
An impressive $213,000 was available on 15 QTIS races across the State including $95,000 in bonus prizemoney at Eagle Farm on Saturday alone. That boosted the total prizemoney available for those three races to $245,000!
The QTIS country meetings included Dalby, Wondai, Julia Creek, Bluff and Blackall.
Winners this week were Wasabi Punch (pictured Dan Costello Racing), Omission, He’s a Ladies Man, Abu Ben Adam, Will’s Choice, Covert Charmour, Just Watcher, Craiglea Vance, Rosey Joan, Hunga, Threescoreandten, Rudy, Lady Echelon, Silver River, Lucky Leish and Shipin.
A total of $178,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney was won in addition to the general prizemoney for QTIS owners, with the remaining $34,400 going back in the kitty.
SHE’S ON TOP
The Queensland bred horses dominated the Eagle Farm program on Saturday, winning five of the nine races.
It kicked off with the Queensland bred trifecta in the QTIS 2yo Hcp over 1600m which was won by Rudy (by Red Dazzler), followed by an Outback Prince quinella with Outstrip beating Outback Lightning to the line.Story here…
The Mount Franklin Sparkling Hcp (1400m) was taken out by Domini, to further increase Show a Heart’s lead in this year’s race for Champion Stallion.
Ferocity’s 4yo stallion, Tomcat was steered to a good win by apprentice Brooke Richardson, for Toowoomba trainer Mark Webb.
Lady Echelon, (pictured Dan Costello Racing) by Top Echelon, emerged from the 3yo QTIS Yellowglen Handicap over 1600m as a super wet tracker. She was never going to lose. She travelled effortlessly and then sprinted through the heavy ground to win dominantly.
And Clang rounded out Queensland’s brilliant day when Michael Cahill rode Silver River to a good win in the second 3yo QTIS Hcp of the day, also over 1600m.
RAHEEB MOVES TO WATTLE BRAE
Wattle Brae Stud proprietor Gary Turkington has pulled-off one of the coups of the 2013 Queensland breeding season by adding Raheeb (pictured) to his establishment’s stallion roster.
One of the most exciting young sires in Australia, Raheeb was raced by Patinack Farm before being retired to the outfit’s Hunter Valley headquarters in 2010.
Last season witnessed Patinack Farm stand the magnificent chestnut entire at its Queensland’s base and the reception breeders in the state gave Raheeb persuaded the operation’s management team to look for a long-term option.
“There was a lot of interest from farms wishing to stand this stallion, but Wattle Brae Stud stood out among the contenders,” said Patinack Farm Stud Manager, Ben Lawrence.
“Gary and his team have an excellent reputation in the industry and a proven track record of standing stallions. Queensland breeders have really taken to Raheeb and we look forward to a successful association with Wattle Brae.”
CAULFIELD GUINEAS QUEST FOR LONGMA
Melbourne colt Longma (pictured) is on the threshold of a breakout season after an 8 length victory at Werribee on Wednesday.
Longma (2c Sebring – Yes She Can Cancan by Canny Lad) is heading to the G1 Caulfield Guineas in October and that’s good news for Raheen Stud.
Studmaster Basil Nolan owns his older half-sister La Goulue (Danehill Dancer). Black-typed in Adelaide, her Sebring colt made $180,000 as part of the Raheen draft at this year’s Gold Coast Magic Millions. Peter Moody was the buyer.Full details…
INSTINCTION COMES TO QUEENSLAND
Explosive sprinter, Instinction, has been secured for stud duties at Eliza Park International.
The first stallion acquisition under the new banner, Instinction will join the Queensland roster to stand alongside another quality speed horse in Love Conquers All and the Group One sire, Monashee Mountain.
Trained by Mick Price, Instinction proved himself one of Melbourne’s finest and fastest with victories in the Hilton Hotels Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day, the Zeditave Stakes and the Weekend Hussler on the Caulfield Guineas program.
A son of Australia’s soon to be crowned Champion General Sire and Champion 2YO Sire, Exceed And Excel (whose 71 stakes winners include this year’s Golden Slipper hero Overreach), Instinction is out of the Encosta de Lago mare, Delago Mist, a Group Two winner at two.
EL NINO WHIPS UP A STORM
EL NINO, son of super-sire, STORM CAT, has recently chalked up his 19th Winner from 28 Runners. Racing at Metropolitan level, winning multiple races, leading all the way.
As his first Australian foals (pictured at 3days old) approach their official 1st birthday, his third USA crop commenced their racing careers in fairly typical devastating form, shooting out of the barriers to lead from start to finish.
July 1st winner, London Gold, having his second race start, led all the way to win by 8 ½ lengths over 1200m in an Indiana Downs Special Weight Maiden, whilst Aziforcast won her second race from 5 starts by 4 ½ lengths at Indiana Downs over 1200m on 26 June.