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The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is sadly losing one of its strongest personalities.
Bob Frappell has resigned after sixteen years with the TBQA, including serving as President from September 2001 until he resigned from that position in 2010.
Mr Frappell was due for re-election for the 2013-14 TBQA Committee, but made the decision not to nominate for a position.
“The workload as the Chairman of the Toowoomba Turf Club is preventing me from contributing to the degree that is necessary on the TBQA,” said Mr Frappell.
“I’m sorry to be leaving, I’ve enjoyed my time with the TBQA, but I believe with the mix of youth and experienced committee members the TBQA is in good hands and will continue to do a fantastic job for the industry.”
The TBQA is hosting a raceday function on Saturday September 7th at Eagle Farm.
Join us for a day at the races, with canapes and beverages in the Oaks Room from 12-2pm, after our AGM (which runs from 10.30am-11.30am in the Guineas Room).
We will be treated to stories from a very special guest speaker and you can mingle with other industry members while cheering on our Queensland gallopers.
Tickets are just $35 per person.
If you would like to come please rsvp to 0412 026 540 or info@queenslandbreeders.com.au
Payment can be made by cheque, direct deposit of credit card, with bookings and full payment required by Friday August 30th.
As part of this day, we are fortunate enough to offer a fantastic advertising opportunity for our TBQA members.
You can promote your Stud or business nationwide – reaching an audience of over 1.3 million people via television, radio and print media – simply by sponsoring a race on the day.
Not only will you get a sensational advertising opportunity, but you will be treated to a host of additional extras on the day
There was $158,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney offered this week across 11 races and $132,300 of that was distributed to happy QTIS owners.
The big dollars went to Voodoo Blue Magic (pictured Dan Costello Racing) in Saturday’s QTIS 2yo Handicap at Doomben. A total of $85,000 was up for grabs in that race thanks to $35,00o in QTIS prizemoney.
And the 3yo QTIS handicap at Doomben had $80,000 available, with $30,000 bonus prizemoney for QTIS eligible horses. Discreet, Regular and Special Lie all claimed the extra cash in that race.
Other QTIS winners this week included, Country Command, Miamley, Neuschwanstein, Zabomb, Rhythm’n’Rap, Sept de Coeurs, Power Report and Amazing Fate.
It was a fitting finale for prominent Gold Coast trainer, Barry Bowditch (pictured) on Saturday.
2yo filly, Amazing Fate, took out the 2yo QTIS Maiden Plate on the Gold Coast for Bowditch who retires on Wednesday.
The filly, by Natural Destiny and bred by Grandview Lodge was sold at the March QTIS sale last year, and is one of Bowditch’s last runners.
She looks very promising, with two seconds and a win from just three starts.
One of those seconds was to another Bowditch trained youngster, Threescoreandten, on July 20th.
Threescoreandten will have his final hit out for Bowditch on Wednesday and will hopefully finish the popular trainer’s career on a winning note.
Good Luck!
It was another top weekend for Queensland-bred gallopers, dominating the Doomben program.
Tough Taimz, by now deceased Queensland sire, Taimazov broke his metropolitan maiden for Toowoomba trainer, Kevin Kemp. The 5yo gelding had previous strong Toowoomba cushion track form, but hadn’t cracked it on the grass until Michael Chaill steered him to victory in the Jim Beam Hcp (1200m) on Saturday.
Longhorn 2yo, Voodoo Blue Magic then stepped up in the following race, the 2yo QTIS Canadian Club Hcp (1200). He raced away with an impressive $56,500 thanks to the QTIS bonus prizemoney.
Keep It Moist saluted in the Class 6 Goulburn Valley Hcp (1350m). The 4yo Ferocity gelding has now had six wins, two seconds and four thirds from 21 starts with his prizemoney breaking the $100,000 mark after Saturday’s win.
And Show a Heart has forged ahead in the race for Champion Stallion for the fifth consecutive year, after his 3yo Discreet (pictured Dan Costello Racing) had a dominant victory in the 3yo QTIS Makers Mark Hcp 1200m, collecting another $53,000, thanks to the QTIS bonus of $21,000.
Merlo Downs sire El Nino (pictured) had another flurry of winners last week in the USA, with 3 runners for 3 winners over 3 days!
Indy El Nino , filly out of Ghostly Gate, achieved back to back, all the way, wins at Fairmount Park – her fourth win in five starts, to claim the 1600m Allowance Handicap by a dominant 8 ¾ length win. She loves to show her opponents a clean pair of heals, previously scoring there by 19 ¾ lengths.
Ziva Cat won the1100m Indiana Downs Claiming, for her second career win, after running wide before clearing the field and winning strongly. She previously broke her maiden with an all the way win over 1200m at Hoosier Park by 2 ½ lengths.
The TBQA aims to protect and promote the interests of the Queensland breeding industry, and has been actively opposed to coal seam gas and mining encroachment on our prime agricultral land.
One of our Committee’s strongest opponents, and a member of the Lock the Gate organisation, Erica Bates has shown her distaste for the controversial CSG industry in a rather novel way.
Erica traded the whips and saddles for knitting needles and wool over the past few months and spent what little spare time she has whipping up this fantastic creation for the popular Jumpers ‘n’ Jazz in July Festival in Warwick and even won the Open Artistic Section in the process.
The festival has been running for ten years – with artists and crafts people creating jumpers for the trees in the CBD.
This year’s theme was Knitting Nannas Against Gas……”protecting the land and water for the kiddies”.
Another vital step in the rejuvenation of Queensland’s racing industry has been taken today with the appointment of the CEO for the newly-created Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB), trading as Racing Queensland.
Racing Minister Steve Dickson said Mr Darren Condon,(pictured) currently Chief Operating Officer with the Brisbane Racing Club, had been appointed to the position, as the Newman Government continued to deliver on its election commitment to provide a fresh start for racing.
“The Queensland racing industry must be led by their best and brightest members, which is why the LNP established Racing Queensland as the overarching control body for racing in the state,” Mr Dickson said.
“Mr Condon is a racing administrator of the highest calibre and as Racing Queensland CEO he will use his ability and experience to take on one of the most important racing positions in Queensland.
The International Society of Equine Reproduction XI (ISER)
Breeders Seminar
The latest information in equine breeding presented by local internationally recognised experts
Place: University of Queensland, Gatton Campus, Building 8103 (near the cement bull)
When: Saturday and Sunday 10 & 11 August 2013
Please see attachment for further details