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Thanks to www.queenslandbreeders.com.au as usual for the round up!



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The information gathered will be used to help improve the breeding and racing industry in this state, and will provide important data we can use to lobby industry bodies and the state government to help us move forward and secure a stronger future.
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Congratulations to all the winners of the Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Industry Awards held on Saturday night.
It was a tremendous evening at the Tattersalls Club in Brisbane with very worth recipients.
Horse of the Year was Buffering, for the second consecutive year.
Kelso Wood was named Trainer of the Year and Michael Cahill, Jockey of the Year.
Champion Stallion was Show A Heart, while Real Saga was named Champion 2yo Sire and Champion First Season Sire and Pentamerous (dam of Shoot Out) was awarded Broodmare of the Year.
And there was a special honour for Lyndhurst Stud, Jeff Kruger and his family, with their former Stallion, Smokey Eyes inducted into the Queensland Hall of Fame as the most successful sire in Queensland history.
Racing Queensland (RQ) is delighted with the decision of the Australian Racing Board (ARB) to upgrade three Black Type Queensland races, which were also endorsed by the Asian Pattern Committee.
The Australian Pattern Committee made the recommendation to upgrade three races to Group 2 status, 14 races to Group 3 and five races to Listed level across Australia.
In Queensland, the Brisbane Racing Club’s (BRC) Group 3 The Roses run over 2000m at Doomben has been upgraded to a Group 2, The Gold Coast Turf Club’s Listed Ken Russell Memorial (1200m) has been upgraded to a Group 3 and the Listed Sunshine Coast Guineas 1600m race has also been upgraded to a Group 3.
RQ chairman Kevin Dixon said the changes further signified a positive direction for racing in Queensland.
Queensland bred gallopers won four of the eight races programmed at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
The maroon surge kicked off with the return of Sequalo’s boom galloper, Missy Longstocking (pictured, Dan Costello Racing).
It was her first start as a 3yo and she didn’t disappoint on her 2yo form in the BM 85 Powerade Hcp (1000m). Ridden perfectly by Adan Holt, the Liam Birchley trained filly came from off the speed to power home and win untouched.
In the next event, Queensland’s Champion Sire, Show A Heart added another notch to his belt when Black Cash, also first up from a spell, raced right up on the speed to win easily in the Channel 7 One Metro Win Hcp (1200m).
Fellow Glenlogan Park sire, Bradbury’s Luck wasn’t to be outdone when Gotta Be Lucky took out the Canadian Club no metro win Hcp over 1600m. The 5yo mare caused an upset when she came from last at the 400m to get up on the line and defeat one of the favourites, Tail and All.
Lucas Bloodstock’s ill-fated sire, Nothing To Lose, rounded out the card for Queensland when his consistent 5yo gelding Epic Terra had yet another win.
He jumped straight to the front and led from barrier to box for an easy one and 3/4 win for Champion Apprentice Tegan Harrison in the Goulburn Valley Open 1600m. It was virtually a repeat performance of his previous start, a fortnight ago.
Plenty of QTIS bonus prizemoney went begging this week with non-eligible runners sweeping the placings in QTIS races.
Only $67,300 QTIS prizemoney was won of the $128,00 available in twelve races across the State. The remaining $60,700 be will reallocated to future QTIS races.
 In the $85,000 QTIS 3yo Hcp at Eagle Farm on Saturday both the winner and second place getter missed our on substantial bonuses, Tornado Miss collected just $32,000 compared to the $56,500 she could have taken home if she were QTIS eligible.
But at Townsville, Ipswich and the Sunshine Coast owners are enjoying the full benefits of QTIS, collecting more in bonus cash ($8,500) than in general prizemoney ($6,500) for first place, second place more than doubled to $4,300, thanks to $2,300 QTIS and third place ran away with $2,200 thanks to the $1,200 QTIS bonus.
This week’s QTIS winners included Green Anchor, Sammi Jain (pictured Dan Costello Racing), Dragon Master, Soap Box Sally, Keep Your Hat On, Heart Stealer and Pick and Run.
A colt by successful sire Flying Spur topped the second session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Horses in Training Sale.
A member of the Kenmore Lodge draft, the colt from Rock on Bye attracted strong interest in the sale ring and after a spirited bidding battle it was Hong Kong based businessan Ting Kong Cheng who was the successful buyer.
The owner of Eliza Park International, Mr Cheng snapped up the highly admired colt for $220,000, edging out Macau based brothers Nicholas and James Moore.
The colt was one of nine individual lots to sell for six figures today but none could surpass the 9.85 second breeze-up Dreamscape colt from session one who sold to Hawkes Racing for $310,000.
Over the two sessions of the sale over $6.43 million was traded on 150 lots sold at an increased average price of $42,870.The clearance rate rounded out at 62.2%.

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