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QUEENSLAND OVERLOOKED
SLAP IN THE FACE FOR QUEENSLAND
Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan has slammed the Pattern Committee for completely overlooking Queensland during the latest Upgrading of Proven Races.
41 races have been elevated – 39 of those are in New South Wales and Victoria, one in South Australia and one in Western Australia.
“The sheer arrogance of this Pattern Committee astounds me,” said Mr Nolan.
“The Committee is top heavy with New South Wales and Victorian representatives, only two of the fourteen members are from Queensland, and it certainly shows.”
QTIS DEBRIEF REMINDER
All vendors of the 2013 QTIS Sale are reminded a Debrief will be held THIS Thursday (April 4th)
TBQA President, Basil Nolan and Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox would like to hear your opinions and ideas so that we can move forward to strengthen the QTIS sale for 2014.
The meeting will be held at the Ipswich Turf Club
This Thursday, April 4
10.30am start
by tomorrow, Tuesday April 2nd.
Thank you to everyone who has already indicated they will be attending, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
CRAIGLEA’S WINNING BRISBANE TREBLE
It was another big day for Craiglea Stud, with a winning treble at Eagle Farm thanks to Top Echelon and former Craiglea Sire, Longhorn. (now standing at Royston Stud)
The beautifully bred son of Danehill and top value sire, Longhorn, continues to sire metropolitan winners and produced a winning double for Craiglea.
His first leg came up in the fourth of the day in the Winning Edge over 1200 metres when Black Magic (pictured Dan Costello Racing) made it back to back wins, coming from well back in running to race away for an impressive two length victory.
MORE MELBOURNE SUCCESS
Black Caviar’s enormous entourage has got nothing on the syndicate that races her stablemate Sino Eagle (pictured courtesy Slickpix).
A day after Black Caviar’s moving feast at Moonee Valley, Sino Eagle gave her owners another reason to party after the Winning Edge Cup (1400m) at Caulfield.
Sino Eagle (3f Casino Prince – Vermont Eagle by Octagonal) has only been beaten once in four starts since a successful debut at Benalla last month.
The Peter Moody trained filly was bred and reared at Raheen Stud in Warwick. “We leased her dam off Basil and Di Nolan and she won a couple of races for us at Terang,” Ryan recalled.
“I noticed Vermont Eagle’s filly had been passed in at the 2011 Magic Millions, so I rang Basil and he said there was a $30,000 reserve on her. We came up with cash and she’s already banked over $84,000.”
JET SPUR FLIES INTO CARNIVAL FORM
Jet Spur unleashed a potential Winter Carnival big gun on Saturday when classy mare Emmalene returned from a 9 month break in outstanding fashion in the 1000m sprint at Eagle Farm, on a day when the Glenlogan Park stallion claimed an exceptional city winning double.
Popular Toowoomba trainer Paul Nolan (jnr) provided the other victorious Jet Spur when his talented galloper Tragedy came from the second half of the field to overpower his rivals and win running away in a very impressive display over 1400m.
However it was the Liam Birchley prepared Emmalene (Trackside Photography) who really had tongues wagging.
Having last stepped out in June of last year in the G1 Tatts Tiara, the 4YO mare was resuming after undergoing knee surgery and appears to have come back bigger and better than ever.

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BLACK CAVIAR FEVER – SALE ON FREE-TO-AIR TV
n a first for the Australian racing and breeding industry, the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale will be aired on commercial free-to-air television.
The news is further evidence of the general public’s interest in the Black Caviar story.
Channel Seven’s digital channel, 7-Two will show the first day of Australia’s biggest yearling sale when Lot 131, a Redoute’s Choice colt out of Helsinge, the half-brother to Black Caviar will be put through the ring.
“The first day of sale will be live on 7-Two because of this colt and it just shows the interest in this family. It is phenomenal,” Inglis director and auctioneer Jonathan D’Arcy told Fairfax.
“It will also be shown on TVN and Sky but it’s the first time a horse sale will be show live on free-to-air television.”
The colt is expected to break the Australian yearling record of $3 million that’s jointly held by a Redoute’s Choice colt out of Deja Slew in 2006 and a Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of L’on Vite in 2007.
AI BACK ON THE AGENDA?
The Artificial Insemination Federal Court saga may not be over.
According to website Equine Reproduction:
Lawyers for Australian Thoroughbred AI litigant, Bruce McHugh, have made application to lodge an appeal against the judgment.
McHugh’s lawsuit, an attempt to require the Australian Jockey Club to permit the use of artificial insemination (AI) in the breed failed just before Christmas.
The request will be made before three Federal Court Judges and the decision should be handed down in short order.

Horse breeders worldwide will be interested to see if the Court will allow a review of the case.

We will keep you updated as we hear more.