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NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association Inc. will  be held in the Member’s Room of the Toowoomba Turf Club, Hursley Road, Toowoomba at 1pm on Friday 16th September 2011. Afternoon tea will be provided. Please RSVP to the TBQA office by Friday 2nd September.
1.       President’s Opening Remarks.
2.       Apologies.
3.       Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting 3/9/2010.
4.       Business Arising From the Previous Minutes.
5.       President’s Report.
6.       Treasurer’s Report & Presentation of Audited Financial Statements.
7.       Appointment of Auditor.
8.       Election of Management Committee Members.
9.       General Business.

10.     Close.

2011-2012 COMMITTEE
There are three (3) positions which have become vacant in rotation and require election of office bearers.
These members are Stan Johnson, Jeff Kruger and Allan Gee.
Stan and Jeff both plan to recontest their positions and Allan remains undecided at the moment due to work commitments.
If you wish to nominate you should be;
(1) a breeder;
(2) prepared to give up approximately 5 hours per week to the TBQA;
(3) happy to attend industry functions when required;
(4) able to attend all committee meetings (approximately 1 per month);
(5) prepared to promote the Queensland breeding industry at all times.
The work load is not large but it is a very important committee as it represents the most important part of the thoroughbred industry.
Please consider your candidacy carefully for this committee.
FRIDAY 19th AUGUST 2011.
Clause 12.4 of the TBQA Constitution reads:
Nominations of candidates for election as Committee members shall be in writing and shall be signed by two or more members as nominators and shall be countersigned by the candidate signifying his candidature and shall be lodged with the Secretary on or prior to six (6) weeks from the date of the holding of the Annual General Meeting.
Forms have been posted to all current TBQA members Or can be downloaded from our website…
It was a great start to the new racing season for Queensland sires, with the Maroons having strong wins at Flemington and Doomben on Saturday.
The son of Eureka Stud sire Piccolo, Temple of Boom, was the stand out winning against a classy field in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap 1200m.
The win was the second at Melbourne’s best known racecourse in two attempts for Temple of Boom Full story here…
Also saluting at Flemington, Diamondsondinside, by the now deceased Oakland’s sire Iglesia.
Diamondsondinside won the first race on the Flemington program, the Asian Young Guns Challenge 2000m.
Meanwhile back home;
Race 3 Malt Dining Brisbane Hcp 1350m: Felony Flight (Falvelon)
Race 5 Ray White Ascot Hcp 1110m: God’s Window (Monashee Mountain)
Inspections are underway with entries for three of Magic Millions’ feature yearling sales in 2012 closing this week.

The sales at the Gold Coast in January, Perth in February and Adelaide in March will give breeders a unique opportunity to market their yearlings to strong buying benches.

The Gold Coast Yearling Sale (11-19 January 2012) is Magic Millions’ showcase event that has captured the imagination of not only the domestic, but also the international buying market.

This is Australia’s leading sale – 26 per cent more yearlings sold for prices between $100,000 and $300,000 as well as 20 per cent more individual buyers of these yearlings in 2011.

“For the upcoming sales series in 2012 our selection team will be working hard selecting the best racetrack prospects so the work of buyers looking for that next champion is a good deal easier.”

“We urge breeders to select and nominate yearlings fitting the mould that has made the Magic Millions such a success story,” Managing Director, Vin Cox said.

For more information regarding nominating your yearling for the 2012 Magic Millions Yearling Sale series please contact the Bloodstock Department of Magic Millions on (07) 5504 1200 or

TBQA President, Basil Nolan would like to send his condolences to the family of Mr Geoff Twine who passed away last week.
Geoff had been breeding and racing thoroughbreds since the early 1970’s.
He had a small band of broodmares on his property at ‘Tulla’ Wellcamp that he shared with his wife, Jan and 3 daughters.
He was a regular vendor at both the William Inglis and Magic Millions sales.
Geoff’s two daughters, Annabel and Emma, will continue with his breeding and racing interests.
His funeral will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Toowoomba at 11.30am on Monday 8th August for those who wish to attend.