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QUEENSLAND SHINES
QLD PERFORMS WELL AT INGLIS
Queensland Studs performed well at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney last week.
Glenlogan Park’s first season sire, Rothesay (pictured) continues to attract interest. A Rothesay x Starsplash colt offered by Kenmore Lodge pulled in the highest price for the Queenslanders, going to S Hedge & B Baker in Victoria for $110,000.
Kenmore Lodge also had a Written Tycoon x Lady Fuji colt sold to Henry Dwyer Racing (Vic) for $72,500.
Raheen Stud sold a colt by Captain Sonador out of Doug’s Mate for $65,000 to Boomer Bloodstock (WA).
Jorson Farm also had a $65,000 colt by Choisir out of Mega Luck that went to Heritage Bloodstock in South Africa. Their Bradbury’s Luck x Loriens filly was knocked down to LB Racing (Qld) for $44,000.
Highgrove Stud presented a Snitzel x Retract colt which was sold to Edwards Elkington Racing (Vic) for $41,000.
And LB Racing (Qld) paide $35,000 for a Jet Spur filly out of Another Syn that was offered by Grandview Lodge.
With Queensland Studs and Sires attracting great interest at both the January Magic Millions Sale and this Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, the market is looking positive for vendors at the approaching Magic Millions QTIS Sale on March 17 & 18.
QTIS PRIZEMONEY SNAPPED UP
A total of $152,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney was available on nine QTIS races across the State ths week.
$85,000 was on offer in both the QTIS 3yo Handicap and the QTIS 2yo Handicap, which was won by Red Dazzler’s, Sarisara (pictured, Dan Costello Racing). She raced away with $56,500 thanks to the $24,500 QTIS bonus. Freezethemillions took home $17,000 for second place and Fiftyshadesdarker’s winnings increased from $5,000 to $8,500 thanks to QTIS.
The scheme saw prizemoney more than doubled to $22,000 at Townsville, Rockhampton, Ipswich, Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast.
The winners purse jumped from $6,500 to $15,000 thanks to QTIS, second prize more than double to $4,300 as opposed to just $2,000 and the third placegetter took home $2,200 rather than $1,000.
$25,000 was split between the first three placegetters on the Gold Coast in the 3yo Maiden Plate and $27,000 was on offer at the mid-week Eagle Farm 3yo Maiden Hcp.
The Magic Millions QTIS Sale will be held on March 17 and 18 and has catalogued Queensland’s top yearlings.
You can be guaranteed to get not only a bargain, but be in with the chance of winning the fantastic QTIS bonus prizemoney on offer.
WHO’S THE BOSS?
When Falvelon’s 2YO gelding I Am Boss (pictured, Trackside Photography)jumped straight to the lead, and was never headed, on Friday at Ipswich’s meeting, the Tony Sears trained youngster promoted his sire to the Number One position on the table for Australia’s Leading 2YO Sires by winners.
The Glenlogan Park stalwart now has the remarkable figures of having produced 6 winners from just 9 starters this season, possessing a winners-to-runners ratio that is easily the most impressive of the Top 10 stallions on this table.

See the statistics here…

WINNING DOUBLE FOR CRAIGLEA
Craiglea Stud scored a metropolitan winning double on Saturday when progeny by Top Echelon and Waterford Road saluted at Doomben on Saturday.
RIVER Lad,(pictured Dan Costello Racing) passed in for $4000 at the 2009 Capricornia Yearling Sale in Rockhampton, took his career prizemoney to $622,500 with a gutsy win at Doomben on Saturday.
The six-year-old had to lump topweight of 60.5kg first-up in the Sita Australia Open Handicap over 1200m with Michael Cahill aboard.
But the Top Echelon gelding showed all of his renowned grit and determination to hold off the Brian Smith-trained Bymonashee in the straight.

A short time later, Little Brown Horse, by Waterford Road went on to take out the Gallopers Sports Club (1350m).

BULLISH FRIEND’S TOP RUN CONTINUES
Bullish Friend, (pictured) by Wattle Brae Stud sire Court Command, is continuing to dominate in Hong Kong.
The 4yo gelding, out of Lady Jakeo, recorded yet another win at the Happy Valley track on Wednesday, winning the Fung Mo Hcp (1200m) for trainer A. Cruz.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR WAGERING
Racing Queensland (RQ) has distributed an expression of interest prospectus to leading national and international wagering operators seeking their innovation for a new and exciting Queensland wagering landscape.
The information prospectus seeks expressions of interest from innovative wagering operators for the development of a model that will lead a new world of wagering.
RQ has operated under the traditional model whereby the funding has been derived from a single race wagering operator. The opportunity presented with a new race wagering licence offers the chance to look at the current landscape where wagering is changing significantly.
Working with the Queensland State government, RQ aims to progress a framework for the commercial terms of a wagering licence in the coming months for issue on July 1, 2014.

Craiglea Stud scored a metropolitan winning double on Saturday when progeny by Top Echelon and Waterford Road saluted at Doomben on Saturday.

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