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2013 QUEENSLAND STALLIONS
IT’S HERE!
The highly anticipated 2013 Queensland Stallions Directory is here!
The publication is so sought after, that the TBQA office has been fielding calls since January from breeders eager to ensure they recieve their copy.
All TBQA members (who joined before May 10, 2013) will recieve a complimentary issue posted out to you as a thank you for your on-going support, so keep an eye on your mail box over the next week or so.
The 2013 Queensland Stallions features our top stallions, their performance statistics and pedigrees so that you have all the information you need for selecting the best sire for your mare.

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SHE CAN SKATE
And the ‘Cover Horse’ of the 2013 Queensland Stallions, Bradbury’s Luck, had another impressive winner on the weekend.
She Can Skate provided long time trainer, Geoff Wheeler with his first city winner on Saturday.
The three year old filly took out the $100,000 PFD Food Services Handicap (1100m) at her home track of Caulfield.
She Can Skate has now placed at all four starts. After winning on the Geelong Synthetic on debut in November (pictured), Wheeler took She Can Skate straight to town, where she got within a neck of pulling off victory at $26 when beaten by only Miss Softhands at Caulfield.

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LOTS OF QTIS WINNERS
There was $100,000 in QTIS bonus cash there for the taking this week, and plenty of owners reaped the rewards of being QTIS savvy.
$87,500 was won in eleven QTIS races, while the remaining $12,500 will go back into the kitty.
This week’s country areas to feature QTIS programing included Thangool, Aramac and Beaudesert.
Townsville and the Sunshine Coast hosted the biggest QTIS meetings with $27,000 in total prizemoney up for grabs in the QTIS 2yo Handicap at Townsville thanks to the $12,000 QTIS bonus.
$50,000 went off on the Sunshine Coast, with the QTIS field so strong there the race had to be divided into two, each totalling $25,000 ($12,000 QTIS).
This week’s QTIS glory was spread between Dazzle On, My Boy Brando, L’entrecote, Covert Charmour, Palpitate, Tints (pictured), Go Sai, Broadway Lass and Hetty.
FILLIES SHINE ON OPENING DAY OF SALE
A select trio of fillies topped a solid opening session at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale on the Gold Coast yesterday.
A cracking filly by Street Cry led the way when she was sold late in the afternoon for $280,000.
Offered by Sledmere Stud, as agent, the filly was purchased by leading bloodstock agent Bill Mitchell on behalf of Segenhoe Thoroughbreds.
All up over $4.78 million was traded on 138 weanlings sold. The gross was up on last year’s figure, with the average price of $34,651 also climbing on the corresponding session twelve months ago.
The clearance rate of 83 per cent was outstanding where compared to the 76 per cent of session one in 2012.

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The two day National Weanling Sale continues today before the National Broodmare Sale takes centre stage later this week.
With over 2,050 lots catalogued, the sale has attracted an outstanding line up of weanlings, race fillies, broodmares, stallions, stallion shares and racehorses.
The best ever National Yearling Sale catalogue will be next from June 4 to 6 before the quality packed National Racehorse Sale on June 7.

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STUDY INTO 2yo RACING
‘University of Sydney researchers, in the most comprehensive study yet, have released their findings as to whether the age at which thoroughbreds start their career has an effect on the length of their career.
They found no detrimental effect on a horse’s career if it started racing as a two-year-old, and that Thoroughbred horses beginning their careers in Australia at younger ages were more likely to have longer careers than those starting their careers later in life.
“This is the largest and most extensive study of its type as we investigated the careers of over 115,000 Australian thoroughbred racehorses and evaluated them throughout a 10 year period,” said Natasha Hamilton, supervising author at the University’s Faculty of Veterinary Science.