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QTIS PREMIERS ANNOUNCED
TRAINERS OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to all the trainers and QTIS owners who have supported the Queensland racing industry over the past twelve months.
It’s been tremendous to see how many horses participate in the scheme and the bonus prizemoney on offer is certainly worth racing for.
We’re proud to announce the inaugrual QTIS Premiers with Peter Fleming a clear winner in the 2yo division, earning $214,600 in bonus prizemoney for the racing season with 13 QTIS wins.
Kelly Schweida (pictured, Dan Costello Racing)was second with $145,900 and Tony Gollan pocketed $106,400 for third.
Despite Hotel Paradiso recording topping the 2 year olds on wins, with 6, the top 2yo QTIS performer on earnings was Craiglea Cruz, collecting $101,700 in bonus prizemoney.
Agitate was second with $78,200 and Voodoo Blue Magic earned $65,300 and came in third on the table.
In the 3yo’s Kelly Schweida was the top QTIS trainer, earning $152,000 with nine QTIS wins for the season. Bryan Guy was second on $125,000 closely followed by Robert Heathcote with $124,000.
Discreet was the best performed QTIS 3yo with 4 wins and $87,000 in bonus prizemoney, with Platinum State placing second after collecting $66,000 and Heza Jetsetter third with $61,000.
TOP QTIS PERFORMERS FOR JULY
The 2012/13 racing season finished in fine style for QTIS trainers.
Kelly Schweida was the clear winner for 2yo QTIS horses on earnings, pocketing an impressive $52,300 for the month.
There was a three-way tie for second with Helen Page, Leslie Ross and Michael Nolan all earning $24,500 and Barry Bowditch retired from racing on a high, placing third on our table with $22,600 for the month.
Agitate, (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) Rudy, Secret Harmony and Voodoo Blue Magic were all the top 2yo performers on earnings, each winning $24,500 in July. Hotel Paradiso was second with $17,000 and Prussian Heart collected $14,000 to run third.
Kelly Schweida also topped the table for 3yo’s for July winning $24,500 while Charles Weston, Natalie McCall and Robert Wilson were second with $21,000 and Kane St Vincent earned $16,000 to place third.
Discreet was the top ranking 3yo performer in July collecting $24,000 and was followed by Dismal, Lady Echelon and Silver River all earning $21,000 while Country Command was third with $16,000.
NEW TBQA COMMITTEE
A new committee for the Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association has been announced following the close of Committee nominations last week.
Erica Bates and Gary Turkington were returned unopposed, while prominent Manager of Glenlogan Park, Steve Morley will be part of the 2013-14 committee in a major coup for the TBQA.
“Having now been at the helm of Glenlogan Park for over 12 years I have had a good opportunity to understand many of the intricacies that make this industry function,” said Steve.
He said fostering a union between owners, trainers and breeders, ensuring QTIS operates at its’ optimum level and improving the level of professionalism within the Queensland breeding industry while rewarding successful participants are his key objectives.
NEW QTIS SEASON UNDERWAY
The new racing season is underway, and the QTIS bonus prizemoney was a little lighter this week as we wait for the 2yos to hit the track.
There was $128,000 up for grabs across 12 QTIS races with an extensive country program including meetings at Mackay, Tambo, Nanango, Middlemount, Mareeba and Corfield.
This week’s QTIS winners were Grawlix (pictured, Dan Costello Racing), Heroic Action, Tisani Tomso, Dyna Rose, Our Stromberg, I Do Care, Restraining Order, Elin, Transpire, Rusty Colours, Kiboloy and Muscovy.
A total of $110,300 was won by happy QTIS owners.
QUEENSLAND OUT OF THE GATES
Queensland bred gallopers didn’t disappoint on the opening weekend of the 2013-14 racing season.
Hidden Dragon and Show a Heart both recorded winners at Moonee Valley when Stable Star and Dayita saluted for the two prominent sires.
Back on maroon soil and Rusty Colours, (pictured Dan Costello Racing) by Brabury’s Luck took out the $85,000 QTIS 3yo Hcp over 1600m in Doomben’s biggest race of the weekend.
NIGHT OF NIGHTS APPROACHING
August 1 marks the first day of another season when new goals and dreams are set and worked towards by industry stakeholders.
August 1 also means the awards season is ready to commence which will recognise the achievements of stakeholders in the season just past.
Racing Queensland (RQ) will launch two new and exciting initiatives in 2013 to honour two important and valued stakeholder groups.
Firstly, an awards night for our apprentices has been introduced to recognise their accomplishments and to encourage them on their journey of becoming a senior jockey.
As part of RQ’s ongoing commitment to country racing, Queensland Country Awards will also be supported across Queensland, where the country jockey, trainer and horse in each respective region is recognised and celebrated.
The dates for the awards are:
2013 Queensland Apprentice Awards Night | Monday, September 2, 2013
2013 Queensland Thoroughbreds Awards Night | Saturday, September 28, 2013
2013 Queensland Harness Awards Night | Sunday, October 13
Full Details Here…