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Bargain buy Howmuchdoyouloveme stepped up to Group 2 company without breaking stride in the Caulfield Sprint (1100m) on Saturday. He was racing first-up since winning the LR Ramornie Hcp at Grafton in July.
The Sydney visitor raced on the speed and then scooted away in the straight to score by two lengths for trainer Con Karakatsanis.
“It was a pretty tough task to go straight into a Group 2 at the spring carnival,” Karakatsanis said. “He’s absolutely bombproof and has got a big future.”
Howmuchdoyouloveme (4g Written Tycoon pictured – Betula Belle by Celtic Swing) cost just $5,000 out of the 2010 Inglis Classic yearling sale and will now head to the G2 Salinger Stakes and/or G1 Patinack Farm Classic at Flemington.
Bred by Glentree Downs Pastoral, Howmuchdoyouloveme was purchased by Con’s father Tony Karakatsanis from the draft of Red Gums Stud and has now earned $315,000.
His sire Written Tycoon was relocated from Eliza Park’s Victorian headquarters to its new Queensland base at Innisplain earlier this year.
The move comes on the back of his victory in the 2010-11 Australian first-season sires’ premiership.
Written Tycoon (Iglesia) has sired 40 individual winners in his first two crops and they have won a total of 81 races. He is also the sire of this year’s G3 Gunsynd Classic winner Trump.
Eliza Park’s manager Mark Lindsay said shifting Written Tycoon showed the industry its commitment to Queensland. “Capturing the first season sires’ premiership really broke the glass ceiling for non-NSW based stallions,” he said. “And it made good sense to send him north because he’s by highly successful Queensland sire Iglesia.”
Howmuchdoyouloveme is the second winner from Betula Belle who was dropped from ASB records after missing to Written Tycoon last year.
– Karl Patterson
Queensland’s boom 2yo, Whiskey All Round (pictured Dan Costello Racing) has done it again.
The All Bar One gelding, winning his third of just three starts with a dominating performance in the 2yo 1000m Hcp at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Craiglea Cruz (by Warhead) made it a nice Queensland quinella.
Meanwhile Race 5, the Huidon Group OMW 1000m went to Encinitas by Kilto Park sire Ombra Della Sera.
Prospectors Charm sired his first winner when Charming Ally prevailed at Stanthorpe on Saturday.
Charming Ally (3f Prospectors Charm – Saltwater Avenue by Sea Road) is a homebred for Westbrook based Greg Wagner and she travelled down the New England Hwy to win the Stanthorpe Painting Services Maiden Plate (1000m).
Charming Ally scored by a neck at her second run back after a 36 week spell. Wagner is best known as the owner of G1 Epsom Hcp winner Captain Sonador who is currently serving his second book at Raheen Stud.
Prospectors Charm (Umatilla) sired just 11 foals in three seasons at stud in Queensland.
– Karl Patterson
Racing Queensland has announced details of QTIS for the 2013-14 racing season.
It pertains to the 2011 foal crop, and registrations for eligible 2011 foals will be taken until October 31st.
You can find out the QTIS conditions and registration details via the link below.
Racing Queensland has also extended the deadline for the second sustaining payment for 2010 2 year olds, who will be eligible for QTIS this 2012-13 racing season as 2yos and next season (2013-14) as 3yos.
You now have until November 16th, 2012 to register your 2yo, provided the initial first payment had already been made.
Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) on Friday, November 16, 2012.
The meeting will be open to the public and we encourage all those interested in attending to rsvp to the below details.
Details of the meeting are:
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Chief De Beers room, Doomben Racecourse
75 Hampden Street, Ascot Queensland
The industry and the public will be provided with the opportunity to ask questions of RQL at the AGM.
All questions on notice must be received by RQL at least three days prior to the AGM.
If time permits, RQL will also invite questions from the floor on the day. However, it may not be possible for the same level of detail to be provided in response to questions taken from the floor.
An industry notice of the AGM will be sent out following the RQL board meeting on Monday, October 22, 2012.
All RSVPs and questions on notice should be provided to board secretary Debbie Toohey no later than COB Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Email: dtoohey@racingqueensland.com.au
Postal: Attention: Debbie Toohey
Racing Queensland
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