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FRESH BLOOD FOR QLD
REVISED QTIS PREMIERSHIP
Unfortunately, due to a computer statistical malfunction, the QTIS Statistics we were provided with last week were slightly inaccurate.
The problem has since been rectified, and we have revised QTIS Statistics for the Trainer and Performers for June and the Season below.
Dennis Heinemann earnt an impressive $24,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney and topped the table for Leading QTIS 2yo Trainer on Earnings for June.
Not far behind sits Kelly Schweida (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) pocketing $18,300 in bonus prizemoney that month, John Manzelmann was third with $12,800 while Julie Green and Kevin Kemp took equal fourth spot with $10,800 in bonus prizemoney. Fred Wieland had two 2yo QTIS winners in June, so topped the runners list.
In the 3yo division, Kelly Schweida was the big money winner, pocketing $27,000 QTIS bonus prizemoney, followed by Pat Duff with $21,500, and last month’s winner, Tony Gollan was relegated to third, collecting $17,000 in QTIS bonus cash that month.
But Tony had top the table for Number of QTIS winners, with three in June, however he shares first place with Garnett Taylor and Darren Bell, both of whom also had three QTIS winners.
Congratulations to the connections of Hallside Rose (Court Command), who was crowned the top QTIS 2yo for Earnings in June after collecting $24,500 in bonus prizemoney.
The Court Command filly was streaks ahead of her competitors, with Decillion (Red Dazzler) second, picking up $10,800.
Choose a Saga (Real Saga) is third on the list for June, after winning $10,500 in QTIS bonus money.
It was a tight race in June for the QTIS 3yo Performer of the month.
Discreet (Show a Heart) and Smakatus (Conatus) took equal first position after each earning $21,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney in June.
Avaladyluck ran second on the table, collecting $13,000.
While Princess Cinders (Outback Prince), Swingin’ Dazzler (Red Dazzler) and Shtarker (Ferocity) were equal third, with $9,000 in QTIS cash for the month.
Discreet’s good wins in June elevated her to second position for Earnings for the Season, which is still lead by Platinum State.
THIS WEEK’S QTIS RESULTS
There was $173,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney available in fourteen races across the State over the past week.
Agitate (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) was the big earner, after winning the $85,000 QTIS 2yo Hcp at Doomben on Saturday. He collected an impressive $56,500, thanks to the $24,500 QTIS bonus.
Other QTIS winners this week included Country Command, Canisbay, Prussian Heart, Bynazar, Leisure Seeker, Star Dragon, Stiltskin, Pezenas, Dragon Sign, Pretty Pollyanna, Loaded and Ready and Zaha Royale.
A total of $137,800 in QTIS bonus prizemoney was collected with the remaining $35,200 to be reallocated at future events.
SHOW ‘EM UP
Champion Queensland Stallion for the last 4 consecutive seasons, Show A Heart, sired 3 winners and 3 placegetters over the weekend to leapfrog his Glenlogan Park barn-mate Bradbury’s Luck in the race to secure Champion Sire honours for 2012/2013.
Show a Heart’s 4yo gelding, Mishani Warrior, (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) was steered to an impressive win by Anthony Allen in the Class 6 Entires & Geldings Handicap at Doomben on Saturday.
With the racing season drawing to a close, the Show a Heart and Bradbury’s Luck have staged a thrilling battle over the last few weeks as the lead see-sawed on an almost daily basis.

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AL SAMER TO STAND IN QLD
Emirates Park and Clear Mountain Fairview have entered in to an arrangement that will see Al Samer continue his promising stud career in Queensland.
A dual Stakes winning son of Redoute’s Choice and proven as a sire of Black Type winning progeny, Al Samer was initially retired to Emirates Park Victoria where the quality grandson of Danehill (USA) has made an accomplished start to his stud career.
With just four crops of racing age, Al Samer is already the sire of close on 90 individual winners, the stallion’s most notable progeny including Victorian Stakes winners Mr Chard (VRC Carbine Club S.-G3), Underestimation (VRC ANZAC Day S.-LR) and Le Remas (MRC John Dillion S.-LR).
Al Samer’s deeds prompted Clear Mountain Fairview principal Bob Frappell to enquiry about the young stallion’s availability and the coming season will now see this very well-credentialed sire based in Greenmount on the Darling Downs.
R&D LEVY LATEST
The current Horse Research, Development (R&D) Program is now at the cross-roads, and will likely cease unless something is done to secure ongoing funding.
Without the support of the Thoroughbred breeding industry there are insufficient funds to maintain the current Horse R&D Program, which has been managed by the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) for more than 25 years.
Attached is an official notice of a levy ballot to be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC).
In mid-July all Thoroughbred contact breeders registered with the Australian Stud Book (ASB) will receive a ballot paper to measure support for the proposed Thoroughbred R&D Levy package, which is:
• A charge of $10 per mare covered per season and paid by the stallion owner, and
• A charge of $10 per mare returned per season and paid by the broodmare owner.
The levy will be added to current administrative fees and compulsorily collected by the ASB with a proposed commencement date of 1 August 2014.
Over the past two months Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has presented the levy proposal to Thoroughbred breeders in each state and has sought feedback. Pleasingly there has been strong support expressed with most breeders agreeing the levy proposal is fair and reasonable, affordable and administratively practical to collect, hence our decision to proceed with a levy ballot as required under the Australian Government’s Levy Principles and Guidelines.
The TBA Board strongly urges breeders to support the levy proposal in the forthcoming levy ballot, given that the success of the Thoroughbred industry in Australia depends heavily on research and development.