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QUEENSLAND READY TO FIRE
ALL ROUND WINNER
All Bar One’s impressive gelding, Whiskey All Round continued to dominate the early 2 year olds last week with his second win in two starts.
Whiskey All Round (pictured – Dan Costello Racing) managed to stave off a strong challenge by Flying Riddle and just take out the QTIS 2yo Timeform Handicap 1000m at Eagle Farm.
It was a Queensland-bred treble on the day as Sunday Night’s 6yo daughter Koranovsky won the Fillies and Mares Quality over 1500m
Falvelon’s consistent 3yo Platinum State took out the Termidor Handicap (1400m).
And Funtantes continued her top run for Wattlebrae stallion, Easy Rocking with a win in the Old Boys Hcp (1200m).
The 6yo mare has now collected just under $600,000 in prizemoney with seven wins, six seconds and four thirds from 36 starts.
ADEBISI ON THE COMEBACK TRAIL
Brisbane trainer Desleigh Forster is ready to hit the road with Adebisi (pictured) for a Sydney campaign next month.

They will be joined by former Kiwi mare Poste Restante who scored an explosive first-up victory in the Kanga Couriers Hcp (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Adebisi (Shovhog) has been off the scene since the G3 Healy Stakes at the winter carnival. Earlier in the season, the Raheen Stud bred sprinter had won the G3 George Moore Stakes and LR Bribie Hcp at Doomben.

Forster bought him out of the Raheen draft for $15,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer Sale. He has gone on to win 7 races and $545,500 for a syndicate headed by long-time client Doug Forbes. “Don’t ever underestimate Adebisi,” Forster warned. “He could have gone south early on but we decided to look after him.”

Adebisi will resume over 1000 metres at Eagle Farm on November 10. His dam Hell For Leather foaled a filly by Raheen’s new sire Captain Sonador on September 6.

Forster has been running hot with 7 winners from her past 8 starters and another Raheen bred among them was Germayne Lass at Ipswich on Friday.

Germayne Lass (Stromberg Carlson) scored a barrier-to-box victory in the Sci-Fleet Hino Hcp (1350m). It was her second win in three starts following a fresh victory at Doomben in September.

Stromberg Carlson has four lots catalogued for the Magic Millions 2YO Sale on October 31 and November 1 including Raheen colts from Reliquary (Lot 288) and Sarani (Lot 306).

The latter is a brother to Sound System who won three sprints in Perth before transferring to Melbourne.

- Karl Patterson
FIRST WINNERS FOR TWO QLD SIRES
After a disrupted start to his stud career, Your Tent Or Mine was represented by his first winner at Gayndah on Saturday.

Tent Harmony (3c Your Tent Or Mine – Sad Eyed Figure by Seven Figures) was resuming after a 34 week spell and was untroubled to win the Grand Hotel QTIS Maiden Plate (1000m) by two lengths.

The winner is raced by Les Smith who operates Rossvale Stud west of Toowoomba. He imported Your Tent Or Mine from North America in 2008, however, a stint in Victoria followed by a legal wrangle has stymied his progress at stud.

Your Tent Or Mine (USA) didn’t cover any mares in 2011 but is back in service at Riverside Stud outside Rockhampton this year. Studmaster Bruce Watts stands him for a $3,300 fee.

Your Tent Or Mine (Forest Camp) is member of the Deputy Minster sireline and was a G3 winner of the Hollywood Prevue Stakes. He was also second to Brother Derek in the G1 Hollywood Futurity for trainer Neil Drysdale and owner Anthony Speelman.

Tent Harmony is the first to race for unraced mare Sad Eyed Figure. She is from a half-sister to G1 Victoria Oaks winner Special Harmony and the Perth G2 winners King Canute and Redwoldt.
NATURAL DESTINY BREAKS HIS MAIDEN
Willowbend Stud sire Natural Destiny opened his account at Warwick on Saturday. His first winner Natural Mist arrived in the Warwick Hotel QTIS Maiden Plate (1200m)

Natural Mist (3c Natural Destiny – Mountain Mist by Full And By) finished second on debut at Toowoomba in May but then disappointed when tailed off there second-up. Vets reported the horse had an unusual action and connections were advised that a certificate would be required before he raced again.

The Darryl Gollan trained grey galloper was cleared this season and he was untroubled to win by more than three lengths on Saturday. He had failed to reach a $15,000 reserve at the 2011 Magic Millions QTIS yearling sale.

Natural Destiny (Naturalism) won 7 of his first 9 starts in Brisbane and Sydney and retired after a clean-sweep of the 2006-07 Doomben Triple Crown. In the second leg, he won the Listed BTC Doomben Stakes in a blistering 1.17.09s for the 1300m which broke Falvelon’s track record and Takeover Target’s race record

Natural Destiny stands for a $4,400 service fee at Willowbend Stud alongside Clang and Nothing To Lose. His Warwick winner is a half-brother to minor winners Misswan (Clang) and Barnicolo (Piccolo).
- Karl Patterson
NEW QUEENSLAND SIRE
Love De Cause is here
Giant’s Causeway ( USA) – Love De Tor (NZ) by Spectacular Love (USA)
– by the same sire as SHAMARDAL and from a multiple Group 1 winning New Zealand family.

His sheer excellence was a reminder that this is actually a race meeting, about racehorses

Shamardal is tough, and can’t see a challenge without rising to it. With three Group 1’s in less than a month, and the sweat barely dry on his since Chantilly, Shamardal is on a street fighter’s roll, very reminiscent of his dad Giant’s Causeway, who loved nothing better than a fight and would have done time had he been human. (Alistair Down. Racing Post June 2005).

Such was the admiration generated by this magnificent son of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY that the prestigious English publication Racing Post produced a special souvenir edition praising a true champion, the like of which is rarely seen in the competitive world of international thoroughbred racing.

SHAMARDAL lived right up to those accolades, and when retired to stud he set the racing world alight again, with his progeny dominating in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. He ranks among the hottest properties of any stallion in the world, and is right up to the minute with his daughter MAYBE DISCREET winning the VRC Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington in early October.

This success augers well for sons of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, and Queensland breeders are fortunate to have one of the best bred sons of this champion racehorse and sire standing at Beaudesert.

LOVE DE CAUSE (pictured) is an Australian-bred son of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, and he comes from one of the best families in the New Zealand Stud Book. A bright chestnut, like his sire, LOVE DE CAUSE is from the Group 1 winning mare LOVE DE TOR (New Zealand Bayer Classic), and his third dam BURLETTA was the toast of New Zealand when she swept to 12 principal Stakes wins. These included the Group 1 New Zealand One Thousand Guineas and the Group 1 Bayer Classic.

A strong female line is considered very important when assessing the promise of a potential stallion, and LOVE DE CAUSE certainly has this essential ingredient. This includes the renowned sire influence ROBERTO and the Super Elite mare ALMAHMOUD.

However, LOVE DE CAUSE’s sireline loses nothing in comparison. Having GIANT’S CAUSEWAY as his sire is a good start, but, better yet, the full pedigree boasts some of the world’s most successful stallions – the mighty STORM CAT; champion sire of sires STORM BIRD; the all-time American hero SECRETARIAT; the great BLUSHING GROOM horse RAHY; the champion sire HALO; the influential CHIEFTAIN; SPECTACULAR BID, rated by his trainer as “ the greatest horse ever to look through a bridle”; and the greatest of them all, NORTHERN DANCER. All this – combined with double crosses of HAIL TO REASON and NASRULLAH.

A $250,000 purchase at the Magic Millions Horses in Training sale, LOVE DE CAUSE quickly showed he had the ability to match his sparkling pedigree. Much to the disappointment of his owners and his trainer Maryann Thexton, a sesamoid injury forced his retirement after only four starts for 1-1-2 – including a dominant win as a two year old at Doomben (1200) a second to the fabulous Zero Rock at Doomben (1200m), and a third to EXPRESS AIR at Eagle Farm (1300m). He was effective on all types of going. Ms Thexton believed him to have been “Black Type Bound”.

Since retirement, LOVE DE CAUSE went to stud privately, covering only mares belonging to his owner and associates.
Such is the quality of these few foals that the decision has been made to stand the stallion commercially. LOVE DE CAUSE is the only Giant’s Causeway stallion available in Queensland and is now available at a service fee of $3300 inc GST.

He will stand at Woodwinds @ Benwerrin at Beaudesert under the stewardship of Stud Manager Shannon Bates. All enquiries Shannon Bates 0432 591564 or Erica Bates 0417 720352
CLUB DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) has identified the need for a club development resource to improve its connection to race clubs across the three racing codes and develop a prosperous club operation model.
Following an extensive recruitment process, RQL is pleased to announce Lucy McIntosh has commenced in the role of club development officer within RQL’s commercial & racing development function.
The core function of this newly created position is to assist the development of Queensland race clubs by establishing new initiatives, identifying event growth opportunities and implementing marketing strategies collaboratively with race club management.
Lucy has previous racing industry experience having worked at the Gold Coast Turf Club and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and event expertise.
Commercial & racing development manager Blair Odgers is confident the new role will further strengthen the current rapport between clubs and the control body.
“I am delighted with the addition of Lucy to the team. I am confident we have recruited the most suitable applicant and that Lucy will thrive in the new role,” he said.
“She has a background in racing and understands the club product but also has expertise in communications, marketing and event management that will enable her to effectively help the clubs with their race events.
“I am sure Lucy will be of great benefit to our clubs and encourage all Queensland race clubs to make use of Lucy as a centralised resource.”