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As is the case at this time of year, it is election time for the TBQA Committee.
There are three (3) positions which have become vacant in rotation (Gary Turkington, Bob Frappell and Erica Bates) and require election of office bearers.
The 2013 Committee will be announced at the AGM on Saturday September 7th, 2013 in the Guineas Room at Eagle Farm Racecourse 10.30am. More details regarding this event will be released in the coming weeks.
Nomination forms and the AGM notice have been mailed out to all TBQA members today, so you will receive your notice in the next few days.
Alternatively, you can download the nomination form From our website via this link…
QTIS Trainer of the Month
There’s been great interest in the inaugural QTIS Premiership.
Kelly Schweida (pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) topped the table for Leading QTIS 2yo trainer on earnings for June, pocketing $18,300 in bonus prizemoney that month, John Manzelmann was second with $12,800 and Julie Green the third highest QTIS earner with $10,800 in bonus prizemoney.
Fred Wieland had the two 2yo QTIS winners in June, so topped the runners list.
In the 3yo division, Tony Gollan was again was the big money winner, pocketing $17,000 QTIS bonus prizemoney, while Darren Bell came in second with $14,000.
That was despite both trainers have two QTIS winners each and sitting in equal first on the runners table.
Third place for QTIS 3yo Earnings in June was Darren Brown, collecting $8,000 QTIS cash.
Top QTIS 2yo Performer
Congratulations to the connections of Decillion (pictured thanks to Dan Costello Racing) who topped the table for June’s Leading 2yo QTIS performer.
Decillion is a 2yo by Red Dazzler and is owned and trained by Graham and Julie Green at Deagon.
The filly has had one win and two seconds from eight starts, and picked up $10,800 in QTIS bonus prizemoney in June to rank ahead of Four Jays, Hot Aunty, Hotel Paradiso, Little Miss Molly, Shekou, Simon Bon Rocket, Tints, You Did What and You Win Again.
Top QTIS 3yo Performer
Swingin’ Dazzler (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) took out the QTIS 3yo Peformer of the month for June.
Swingin’ Dazzler, by Red Dazzler collected $9,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney in June to just pip Diamoneeze who took home $8,000 in the extra cash for the month.
The good wins in June also elevated Swingin’ Dazzler to tenth position for Earnings for the Season, which is still lead by Trakstar.
It was another big winning week for QTIS owners, with $169,000 in bonus prizemoney available in thirteen races across the State.
$129,900 was collected by happy QTIS owners and trainers, while the remaining $39,100 will be returned to the RQ coffers for future QTIS races.
This week’s big winner was Secret Harmony (pictured, courtesy Dan Costello Racing) who took out the 2yo QTIS Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday, and ran away with $56,500 thanks to the $24,500 QTIS bonus.
The other QTIS winners included Tax Rebate, Hotel Paradiso, Boss Burr, Amaizing Dragon, Pure Shores, Treasure Map, Copper Tale, Covert Charmour and Dansal.
Of course, QTIS pays right down to third place, so there was plenty more cash spread around the placegetters.
And the country clubs continue to be looked after with QTIS races at Oak Park, Warra and Stamford this week.
Wattlebrae Stud’s Champion Sire, Court Command, continues to impress, with another four winners on Saturday.
Courtz Boys started the ball rolling with a dominant victory in the Sandhurst Fine Foods Hcp (1400m) on the Gold Coast.
A short time later Court Ablaze won at Esk and then Nozi Tomizawa rode Pure Shores to victory in the Palm Lake Resort 3yo Hcp over 1200m in Toowoomba.
But the big run that had everyone talking was the outstanding performance by Fifth Column (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) in the Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm.
It was a dogged run by the 3yo to out stay all the older horses with the exception of the winner, Turner Bayou, in the 3200m event.
There is no doubt that Fifth Column is possibly the best staying prospect that Queensland has produced in many years and says a lot about the versality of Court Command as a sire.
Court Command has a better than 51% winners to runners strike rate from a very small crop to race, with his progeny successful over all distances.
Raheen Stud stallion Publishing (pictured) added an international winner to his first-crop tally in Singapore on Sunday.
Golden Knight (2g Publishing – Moondust Magic by More Than Ready) scooted clear for a two-length victory on debut. He clocked a quick 1.10.81s for 1200m at Kranji.
“I think he can measure up to the better class of horses one day,” trainer Steven Burridge predicted. “He has done nothing wrong since he came to us.”
Publishing youngster Treasure Map is heading back to Brisbane after a first-up victory in Toowoomba on Saturday night.
Treasure Map (2g Publishing – Ski Treasure by Portland Pirate) defeated several smart winners when resuming after a 20 week spell in the Hastings Deering 2YO Hcp (1100m).
He collected a QTIS bonus which increased the collect to $15,000 for owner-breeders Neville and Kara Carter.
“We were thinking of going down to the Gold Coast but it was too wet down there,” trainer Michael Nolan said. “He won well and surprised me a bit because it was a pretty strong race.”
Treasure Map is the 6th individual first-crop winner for Publishing (pictured) this season. The Raheen Stud freshman also sired Our Editor (3rd) and First Release (5th) in the run-through at Clifford Park.
Queensland’s Champion Stallion for the past four seasons, Show A Heart,(pictured) capped a whirlwind eight day period of winners on Saturday with a well-deserved victory to Viking Heart at Eagle Farm, as well as registering another winning treble at the big Mackay meeting.
The four winners in a day took Show A Heart’s number of victors to an incredible 11 from Saturday June 29 to Saturday July 6 and also promoted him to the top of the sire tables in the battle with his barn-mate Bradbury’s Luck for the honour of Qld Champion Stallion for 2012/2013.