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CAPRICORNIA SALE THIS WEEK
CONGRATULATIONS MARCH QTIS PREMIERS
Congratulations to the TBQA’a QTIS Premiership winners – No Problem, Heza Bobby Dazzler, Helen Page and Tony Sears (pictured).
Tony had three QTIS winners in March and collected $46,200 in QTIS bonus prizemoney to outperform Len Treloar who earnt $28,000 and Garnett Taylor with $12,100.
Tony’s outstanding performance in March also helped him surge into fourth spot on Earnings for the Season. He previously wasn’t in the top ten. Len treloar has jumped from fourth into second position on that table with a total of $86,300 in QTIS cash. He’s pushed Bryan Guy into third. Peter Fleming remains at the top of the table with $110,600 in QTIS cash.
Helen Page was the winning 3yo Trainer after banking $26,800 in QTIS bonuses last month. Lindsay Gough was a close second with $25,700 and Matt Dunn collected $24,500 to be third.
Matt is closing in on Bruce Hill’s lead for the 3yo Trainer of the Season on Earnings, while last year’s Premiership winnerm Kelly Schweida has jumped ahead of Tony Gollan for third spot.
Bradbury Luck’s star performer, Queen of the Lochs continues to surge ahead on Earnings for the Season, collecting $90,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney. She has a clear lead over Londehero and Hot Saga by another of Glenlogan Park’s top stallions Real Saga.
That was despite Eureka Stud’s Champion Stallion, Red Dazzler’s runners being the stars for March. Heza Bobby Dazzler and Rudy both topping the 3yo Runners on Earnings table with $24,500 each.
In the 2yo division, Real Saga’s star youngster, No Problem returned to the leaderboard with the most QTIS prizemoney in March collecting $28,000 with I Am Boss by Falvelon second and Sovereign Son rounding out the top three and putting Clear Mountain Fairview Stud’s consistent sire Tycoon Ruler in the money.
The Seasonal Earnings table hasn’t changed, although No Problem has surged ahead, with $84,000 in QTIS prizemoney, followed by Aimee, by Wattle Brae Stud sire Exceedingly Good and Sarisara, by Red Dazzler third.
QUEENSLAND’S STATE TREBLE
In some more fantastic results for Queensland breeders, the maroons saluted in three State’s yesterday, as well as their usual domination at the Brisbane metropolitan meeting.
Lyndhurst Stud’s Champion sire, Sequalo recorded a State to State double when Mr Backchat took out the 3yo Stakes Family Day event over 1250m at Morphettville. Just two hours later G’Day Old Mate won the BM 90 Sky Racing World Hcp (1000m) at Eagle Farm.
Glenlogan Park also celebrated a State to State double after 2yo Easy Drama, by Champion sire Real Saga, won the VOBIS Gold Ingot (1200m) at Flemington. Ten minutes earlier Falvelon 2yo, Shinji saluted in the opening event at Eagle Farm, the $85,000 QTIS AON Risk Solutions (1000m). Shinji has now had just two starts for two wins.
It was actually almost a state to state double for Falvelon, when Fab Fevola almost pulled it off after leading all the way to be just run down in the Braybrook Open Handicap (1000m) at Flemington.
Glenlogan’s other Champion Sire, the always consistent Bradbury’s Luck, also had a winner when his top 3yo, Queen of the Lochs (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) continued on her winning way to take out the 3yo Fillies Novotel Brisbane Plate over 1400m.
While today Bradbury’s Luck added another black type performer to his credentials after In Cahoots won the Listed $250,000 Gosford Guineas (1200m), run in atrocious conditions...read more
Freton had his second win in two weeks for Banchory Stud sire, Markane, winning the 1812m Drumbeats@Lyndhurst BM80.
And Craiglea Stud sire, Top Echelon closed the card for Queensland after Nickiera won the Gallopers Sports Club (1200m) BM85.
QTIS COUNTRY CASH COW
The country circuit was the big beneficiary of QTIS prizemoney this week.
There were six races at Winton, Thangool, Innisfail,Gympie, Goondiwindi and Blackall offering $5,000 in QTIS bonuses which added $3,500 to the winner’s purse, $1,000 extra for second placed and another $500 for third.
$22,000 was offered at Dalby on Friday taking the winnings from $8,500 to $15,000 for Just As Sweet, from $2,000 to $4,300 for Chinabob and from $1,000 to $2,200 for Ain’t Going Down.
That scenario was repeated in the Provincial areas, at at Rockhampton, Townsville, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba while $25,000 was offered at the Gold Coast thanks to the $12,000 QTIS bonus there.
There were two $27,000 events at Doomben on Wednesday, the 3yo Fillies Maiden Plate and 2yo Maiden Plate. The QTIS bonus meant the winner of each event raced away with $18,050 rather than $11,050, $5,400 went to second place up from $3,400 and third prize increased to $2,700.
There was a total of $157,000 in QTIS bonuses offered on 15 races across Queensland this week. You can see the results here
Photo, Dan Costello Racing – Previous QTIS winner, Heza Bobby Dazzler
CAPRICORN YEARLING SALE THIS WEEKEND
The Countdown is on to Central Queensland’s most highly anticipated weekend, the Capricornia Yearling Sale.
Vendors and buyers will be welcome this Friday before enjoying the Saturday races and then the Sale on Sunday.
Last year the  Sale grossed $777,000 and with more lots and better quality yearlings set to go under the hammer this year, that mark looks set to be eclipsed.
Organisers of the 2014 sale at Rockhampton Showgrounds were flooded with yearling nominations and 131 lots have been catalogued. On paper there are some cracking types lining up to be sold.

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GIRL POWER
The recipients of the Queensland Fillies Sales Bonus Incentive (QFSBI) will be rubbing their hands with glee after the Golden Slipper results on Saturday.
There were eight fillies in the top quality field and they filled the first seven places.
‘Girl Power’ isn’t something new when you consider Australia’s top horses over the years have been fillies and mares; Black Caviar, Typhoon Tracy, Silent Achiever, Sunline, Makybe Diva, Private Steer, Red Tracer, Dane Ripper, Pinker Pinker, Surround and Emancipation just to name a few.
Yet buyers are often still reluctant to purchase a filly. Those statistics certainly changed at the Magic Millions March Sale, possibly due to the recently implemented QFSBI.
It was a partnership between Racing Queensland, Magic Millions and the TBQA and was a series of 25 races where the winning owners received a $5000 credit bonus to go towards purchasing a filly at the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale.
In some interesting results 42% of Fillies offered this year sold, compared to 37% last year with the average price $21,310.81, up from $17,360.36 in 2013.
The QFSBI winners should definitely be looking forward to the coming racing seasons.
photo – QFSBI winner, David Geisemann with a Rothesay filly (lot 7) he purchased at the March Sale.