Breeding news (including QTIS prize money rundown)

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Lyndhurst Stud is celebrating a Listed winning double at Eagle Farm’s prestigous ‘Tatts Day’ on Saturday.
Tierqualo (by Sequalo) led all the way to score a narrow win over Mr Armstrong in the Listed Falvelon Handicap (1200m).
Tierqualo (pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) had previously not handled the wet and trainer Kelly Doughty considered scratching him just before the race after a heavy downpour saw the track downgraded from a dead 4 to heavy 9 in just four races.
”But we thought if Chris [Munce] could give him a cosy run in front he might be able to get away with it.
”I’d been worried all day when the rain came but he likes to lead and I’m stoked he’s won.”
She wasn’t confident Tierqualo got the bob in on the line to beat Patinack Farm’s Mr Armstrong.
”I honestly thought we had just got beaten,” Doughty said.
Tierqualo will now head to the $100,000 Gold Coast Stakes (1200m) on March 17.
Lyndhurst’s Stakes success continued when later in the day Canadian Silver youngster, Steel Zip won the listed Members’ Cup (1600m).
It was the second stakes success in three starts for the classy four-year-old following victory in the recent Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) at Caloundra.

Deagon trainer Pat Duff is now looking south as he attempts more stakes victories for his $13,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale bargain buy.

“That was a pretty good win and I hope the weather down south stays the same as it has lately,” Duff told AAP.

“He slugged it out all the way and I’ll have a think about it but he’ll probably head down for the Newmarket Handicap at Newcastle.”

Yesterday’s stakes winner Steel Zip is one of ten stakes performers produced by the Canadian group winning Geiger Counter stallion Canadian Silver.
Steel Zip, who like Written Tycoon is a graduate of Daandine Stud, was plucked by Duff for $13,000 from that draft at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

With five wins and six runner-up placings from just 21 outings, Steel Zip has earned $326,000 and that figure looks destined to rise over the coming weeks and months.

Monteal Lodge sire, Hayil’s consistent performer Haizum has once again collected the cash.
The 6yo bay gelding,(pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) trained by Toowoomba’s Tony Sears, took out the Southbank Insurance Open Hcp (1000m) at Eagle Farm.
Paul Hammersley had Haizum very handy to the lead coming to the corner before racing away at the 300m for an impressive win.
Not only did Queensland-bred gallopers take out the feature races on the Eagle Farm program, but they scored a trifecta in Race 7 – the IPG Print Benchmark 85 Hcp (1200m)
River Lad, by Top Echelon was first past the post with God’s Window (Monashee Mountain) second and Dantibes 5yo gelding, De Bois, running third.
Merlo Downs stallions, El Nino (pictured) and Changeintheweather, continue to impress in the USA, with another two winners.
3yo filly Acallforjoe (El Nino – Acallabove) broke her maiden status at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town, winning the 900m Maiden Claiming by 4 ½ lengths. She has had four starts for one win and three placings at two years of age.
El Nino now has five winners from 11 starters including Black Type performed Senor Rain.
Changeintheweather made it an International winning double for Merlo Downs.
Changing Vista (Changeintheweather – Meadow Vista) had back to back wins at Penn National, winning over 1100m by 4 ½ lengths and bringing her earnings to $125,747.
She has had 29 Starts for eight wins, six seconds and two thirds.
Following on from Woorim’s slashing G1 victory last weekend, Glenlogan Park has continued to keep Queensland-bred horses in the spotlight during the week, with some excellent yearling sale results down in Victoria.
Glenlogan took nine colts to the tough Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, and were aiming for an average of close to $60,000.
At the completion of the sale, Glenlogan had achieved an average of just under $59,000 – with a Real Saga colt selling for an impressive $105,000 being the highlight.
The colt out of Rejuvenate Lass was knocked down to industry legend Roy Higgins and will be going to the country’s premier trainer, Peter Moody.
“One of the main reasons we went to the Melbourne Sale was because we aim to get our new season stallion’s progeny spread to different parts of the country – so obviously we are thrilled this colt has ended up in Peter Moody’s stable,” said Glenlogan Park Manager, Steve Morley.
“He will now get every chance and he appeared to be a really precious type – so hopefully we will see him running around in a Blue Diamond next season.”
With the extra numbers being sold down there this year (120 more than previous years) Mr Morley said the going was a little tough but, overall they found it to be a pretty reasonable sale.
“Trainers and buyers are obviously very interested in the Real Saga youngsters as he was such a dominant 2YO and he looks to have thrown a good deal of toughness into his offspring.”
“His yearlings have good bone, substance and depth and they have been very well received. We’re very happy with all of the feedback so far.”
This good Southern result is on the back of excellent prices achieved at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast in January – where two Real Sagas went for $150,000 and a third for $90,000.
But don’t despair if it’s a Real Saga that has caught your eye for the approaching QTIS Sale, Glenlogan doesn’t expect the exciting yearlings to reach those marks there.
“The QTIS sale is traditionally a terrific place for buyers to get great value,” Morley added.
“I’m sure people will be able to purchase them at very realistic prices because the overall sale average will obviously be lower than the Magic Millions Premier and the Melbourne sale.
Recent statistics show that of the 22 metropolitan races held since the start of this season, 14 have been won by QTIS horses.
That’s a very impressive 63.6% strike rate for QTIS horses and I’m sure that percentage will only increase as the season progresses.
QTIS horses are obviously achieving very positive results for Queensland.
This new QTIS scheme has bonuses that include 3yos as well as 2yos, so you’ve got an even greater chance to share in the $8.88m prize money on offer.
of bonuses
Metropolitan 2YO & 3YO
Provincial 2YO & 3YO
Country 2YO & 3YO
Restricted races
This means eligible two and three-year-olds will compete in applicable races for an extra $40,000 at metropolitan meetings, $15,000 at provincial meetings and $5,000 at non-TAB meetings.
Additionally, the following restricted race series will be implemented throughout regional Queensland for eligible horses.
Two-Year-Old Three-Year-Old
$50,000 – Townsville $50,000 – Townsville
$50,000 – Rockhampton $50,000 – Rockhampton
$30,000 – Mackay $30,000 – Mackay
$30,000 – Cairns $30,000 – Cairns
$30,000 – Emerald $30,000 – Roma
Both Queensland bred and breed back eligibility are the only eligibility criteria.

Check out the QTIS catalogue now…

There’s only two weeks remaining to promote your QTIS yearling for free in the lead up to the March 18th and 19th sale.
If you have a QTIS yearling that has a half or full brother/sister that has won a race over the past few weeks please forward the details of the winner and the QTIS yearling to the TBQA officer
The information will be presented in ‘Bushbeat’ which airs on Radio TAB, Tuesdays at 10.30am.