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The TBQA Committee would like to wish you a very Happy New Year.
We hope you have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2012.
Thank you for your support over the past 12 months and we will continue to fight for the best interests of Queensland breeders over the next 12 months.
Trainer Tony Gollan sent a tribute to embattled jockey Kristy Banks after her favourite horse Spirit Of Boom (pictured) scored an emotional win in Monday’s $100,000 Goldmarket Handicap at the Gold Coast.
Banks suffered serious spinal injuries in a race fall at Toowoomba on Saturday night.
She has ridden for Gollan at Toowoomba for the past 10 years and she scored the biggest win of her career when she partnered Spirit Of Boom to win the $100,000 Magic Millions Prelude at the Gold Coast in 2010.
Banks has ridden Spirit Of Boom on five occasions in total for two wins, two seconds and an unplaced effort behind Military Rose in the 2010 Magic Millions Classic.
“That one is for Kristy, she loves this horse and has done so much work with him right throughout his career,” Gollan said.
“That was a very timely win and hopefully it will lift Kristy’s spirits. We mightn’t know the full diagnosis for two days or two weeks but we’re all thinking of her and praying for her.”
Confidently ridden by Ric McMahon, Spirit Of Boom ($7) settled worse than midfield and exploded in the straight to score a dominant 1-3/4 length win in the 1300m Listed race.
Fellow Toowoomba galloper Dual Chamber ($9) flashed home from well back to snatch third over north Queensland visitor Geared Up ($31) with Spirit Of Boom’s stablemate Listen Son ($10) fighting on bravely for fourth after setting the pace.
Spirit Of Boom will now head toward the $200,000 Magic Millions Sprint (1000m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.
Our thoughts and prayers are with top Toowoomba jockey, Kristy Banks,(pictured by Kevin Farmer) who suffered a severe spinal injury in a race fall at Toowoomba on New Year’s Eve.
The 30 year old was riding August Bishop in Race One when the horse went down at the 200m mark.
Kristy was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and remains stable after undergoing surgery there yesterday.
Kristy’s mother Julie told The Chronicle that her daughter had no movement in her legs but the operation had gone well, and it was too early to tell whether the injuries had left any long-term damage.
“We’ve got her and that’s the main thing,” Mrs Banks said.
“She had a punctured lung as well but she’s moving her arms and she’s fine in the head.”
Queensland bred runners are off to a great start for the New Year with good wins on their home turf.
Today’s Goldmarket Day winners on the Gold Coast include:
Race 1: Texas Red (Monashee Mountain)
Race 4: Ticket to Dream (Sequalo)
Race 5: Majestic Sound (Iglesia)
Race 7: Spirit of Boom (Sequalo)
While at Doomben on Saturday:
Nuptse (by Bradbury’s Luck) took out Race 3
Condolences to Phil Cox who lost his top galloper by Sequalo, Secrets Untold, (pictured) in a shocking fall just past the finishing post during Race 4 at Doomben on New Years Eve. The race was stopped as a result of the incident and Secrets Untold was euthanased after suffering a broken shoulder.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the devastating floods, many communities are still coping with the clean up and repairs.
To assist his community of Greenmount, Clear Mountain Fairview Stud Proprietor, Bob Frappell has organised a relief concert to help raise much needed funds for the Greenmount Memorial Hall.
$100,000 is needed to repair structural damage that the historic building sustained during the horrific floods.
“To lose such a beautiful and historic building would be a major upset for the small township,” said Mr Frappell.
“The horrific floods affected everyone in the community and as we remember one year on, the hard work is far from over.”
Golden Guitar finalist Rod Williams (pictured) will be joined by guest artists Melissa Partridge and Lana Ross.
“After having such tragic events occur in our own backyard, I hope our concert can provide entertainment as people leave their hardships at the door, even if it is momentarily,” Rod Williams said.
The concert commences at 6pm this Saturday, Jan 7th, in the Greenmount Memorial Hall and tickets are just $15 and can be pre-purchased by contacting 0417 798 788.
BBQ and bar facilities are available with all funds raised going towards the local community.