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HURRY LAST DAYS
DON’T MISS OUR RACE DAY
The TBQA Eliza Park International Raceday is fast approaching – Saturday September 7th at Eagle Farm.
TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL THIS FRIDAY
Join us for a day at the races, with canapes and beverages in the Oaks Room from 12-2pm, after our AGM (which runs from 10.30am-11.30am in the Guineas Room).
We will be treated to an insight of moving the industry forward with special guest speaker, Dale Monteith, Former CEO Director of Victoria Racing Club and Australian Studbook Committee Member.
Prominent racing media identity, Bart Sinclair will put the tough questions to Mr Monteith.
You can mingle with other industry members while cheering on our Queensland gallopers.
Tickets are just $35 per person.
If you would like to come please rsvp to 0412 026 540 or info@queenslandbreeders.com.au
Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit of credit card, with bookings and full payment required by THIS Friday August 30th.
HIDDEN KISSES FOR QUEENSLAND
It was yet another day of success for Lyndhurst Stud sire Hidden Dragon with his star of the moment, Hidden Kisses again making headlines.
Hidden Kisses (pictured) led home Group One winning stablemate Royal Descent in the Group Three Toy Show Handicap at Warwick Farm.
Now prepared by Chris Waller, Hidden Kisses was purchased by leading bloodstock agent Paul Willetts for $25,000 from the draft of Robyn Wise at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Hidden Kisses, an eight time winner, has earned over $548,000 and is now a valuable group winning mare with her breakthrough success on Saturday.
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MAGIC INTERNATIONAL SWEEP
Four Queensland Studs have featured prominently in a sensational weekend of International winners.
* Win Smoothly (Court Command-In Hoi An, $30,000 at GC March Yearling Sale, 2012, Raheen Stud) won in Macau on 16/08/13 for G Moore and L Corrales.
* Ninetyfive Rocket (Snowland-Soft Spoken, $145,000 at GC Horses in Training Sale, 2010, Oakwood Farm) won in Malaysia on 18/08/13 for GN Seet and I Azhar.
* Ghost Speedy (Barely a Moment-New Fibs, $20,000 at GC Horses in Training Sale, 2011, Waylon J Stud - pictured) won in Malaysia on 18/08/13 for J Tan and I Azhar.
* Real Goodman (Statue of Liberty-Barella Sorella, $36,000 at GC Horses in Training Sale, 2009, Eliza Park) won in Singapore on 18/08/13 for HK Tan and YF Leong.
All the winners are graduates of the Magic Millions Horses in Training Sale.
The catalogue for the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Horses in Training Sale is now available and can be viewed online or downloaded via the Equineline App for iPad.
SHOWING DOUBLE
For the second week in a row Queensland’s Champion Stallion Show A Heart delivered a Saturday city winning double.
The day began for him at Eagle Farm with an impressive swooping victory by the Robert Heathcote prepared gelding Bribie.
The second winner for Show A Heart was delivered by a really promising 3YO, the Michael Nolan trained Prussian Heart. (pictured thanks to Dan Costello Racing)
 
Facing the starter for only the 5th time in his career, Prussian Heart took up a forward position, parking outside the leader on a hot speed.
QTIS RESULTS
The QTIS bonus prizemoney flew out of the gates this week.
There were eleven races across the State, worth a total of $125,000 in bonus prizemoney.
$106,200 was won by happy QTIS owners and trainers.
The bonus prizemoney was plentiful with an $85,000 race for 3 year olds, six races where more than $22,000 could be collected and four worth $11,000 on the country circuit at Talwood, Gatton, Emerald and Camooweal.
The horses who filled their owners pockets include Prussian Heart, Puff’s Girl (pictured Dan Costello Racing), Tash’s Will, Oak’n’Arthur, Insolent, He’s a Ladies Man, Echo Berry, Seven Red, One to Fear and Mishani Gladiator.
TOMMY BERRY AT RJC AWARDS
LEADING Sydney jockey Tommy Berry will be a special guest at Friday’s (August 30) annual Rockhampton Jockey Club Awards Night.
The event takes on extra significance this year as it doubles as a fundraiser for the Nathan Patchett Appeal. The Rockhampton jockey (pictured) suffered serious injuries in a barrier trial fall at Callaghan Park in July.
RJC CEO Garry Armstrong said the club was pleased to have a guest the calibre of Berry join the effort to assist Nathan and his young family with the financial burden of his treatment and recovery.
The Rockhampton Jockey Club & Nathan Patchett Appeal Awards Night 2013 is on Friday, August 30, at the members@callaghan lounge at Callaghan Park starting at 6.30pm.
Tickets are $35 per person (includes a two-course meal) and are available by phoning the RJC on 4927 1300.
THOUGHTS WITH TURKINGTON FAMILY
TBQA President, Basil Nolan, has extended his thoughts and prayers to commitee member and Wattle Brae Stud owner, Gary Turkington, his wife Phoebe and their family.
Gary and Phoebe’s 16 year old daughter, Paris, was severely burned in a tragic accident at a friend’s house on Saturday night after one of the other teenagers at the house poured methylated spirits onto a previously well-contained fire.
Paris is in a critical but stable condition in a Brisbane hospital and will need to undergo extensive treatment.
The TBQA committee has wished the family all the best for the long road ahead. Our love and support goes out to Gary, Phoebe and their family and our best wishes to all the staff at Wattle Brae Stud who have also been impacted by this tragedy.