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Queensland’s Missy Longstocking has raced into 2013 Coolmore Stud Stakes contention with her breezy win in the $150,000 Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m). (pictured Race Horse Photos Australia)
The boom 3yo filly by Lyndhurst Stud’s Champion Sire, Sequalo, was a $7,500 bargain buy as a weanling and has now won over half a million in prize money.
“The best part about that is that she doesn’t know how much she costs,” trainer Liam Birchley told TVN after the win.
Saturday’s success was the progressive filly’s eighth victory at start number 11, her second Group success following the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes at Doomben last December, and her third on the trot.
Birchely confirmed they would now set their sights on the $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day, Saturday November 2.
It was another day of blistering erformances from Queensland-bred runners, winning six of the eight races on the Doomben program on Saturday.
Glenlogan Park’s Champion First Season Sire and Champion 2yo Sire, Real Saga started the ball rolling when his 2yo, Stroak, (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) flew home in the $85,000 QTIS 2yo Hcp (1020m).
Two races later it was Bradbury’s Luck’s  4YO mare Vis A Tergo finishing best in the F&M Class 6 Green Living Hcp (1200m) and took her unbeaten run this campaign to four.
Making it a race-to-race double for Glenlogan Park was Black Cash, who won the Bartons Bayside Hcp over 1350m.
The Show A Heart 5YO gelding has now won or placed in 15 of his 26 career starts and has saluted in both of his only two runs this preparation. Read about GP’s successful day here…
In the very next event, Hidden Dragon continued the top day for Lyndhurst Stud who were already celebrating Missy Longstocking’s Group 3 win at Caulfield.
The Champion Stallion’s 3yo, Bodegra Negra came from well back and had trouble getting a run, but when he got clear there was no catching him or the big $56,500 QTIS bonus that he won in the $85,000 3yo QTIS Iona College Old Boys Hcp (1630m).
Raheen Stud’s former sire, Shovhog then cashed in when his smart performer, Rocket to Glory did it again, winning the Nairn Construction Hcp over 1200m.
Rocket to Glory jumped straight to the front and defied all challenges to run him down taking the five year olds record to nine wins, three second and three thirds from 29 starts and over $520,000 in prizemoney.
And Jet Spur then rounded out the program with Glenlogan Park’s fourth winner of the day when his exciting 4YO gelding QFighter exploded inside the final furlong to record a devastating victory for trainer Matt Dunn.
There were $160,000 reasons why you would want to own a QTIS horse, with that sum of bonus prizemoney distributed across twelve races this week.
Happy QTIS owners walked away with $127,200 extra cash, and for those racing on the country circuit the general prizemoney more than doubled for the first three placegetters at Gayndah, Dalby, Warwick, Tambo, Cloncurry and Emerald.
The QTIS windfall continued at the Sunshine Coast with the $10,000 prizemoney for 3 year old Maiden’s there boosted by an extra $12,000. That gave the winner, Kiralim at total of $15,000 ($8,500 of which was QTIS), Chrysin ran second and added $2,300 QTIS cash to the $2,000 prizemoney while Sunday Saga collected $2,200 for third, thanks to the $1,200 QTIS bonus.
The QTIS breakdown was identical at Ipswich and the Gold Coast, while the mid-week 3yo Fillies Maiden Plate saw $10,000 QTIS bonus prizemoney added to the $17,000 kitty.
But the big QTIS events were at Doomben’s Saturday meeting, with the bonus prizemoney adding $35,000 to the 2yo and 3yo Handicaps.
In the 2yo’s, Stroak galloped away with $56,500 first prizemoney, thanks to the handy $24,500 QTIS bonus, while Eejay Style got a $7,000 bonus for running second, thereby collecting a total of $17,000. Third placegetter, Shadowside, isn’t QTIS eligible so missed out on an extra $3,500.
Bodega Negra (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) won the 3yo’s and $56,500 in the process, with the second placegetter a non-QTIS horse, but Miss Sunset boosted her third place prizemoney from $5,000 to $8,500 thanks to the QTIS bonus.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the breeding and raing industry survey that the TBQA is conducting via an independent facilitator.
If you were unable to open the survey that was sent out last week, please try this link.
Your input is vital for the success of the survey.
We are hoping you will take just ten minutes of your valuable time to answer the survey questions.
The information gathered will be used to help improve the breeding and racing industry in this state, and will provide important data we can use to lobby industry bodies and the state government to help us move forward and secure a stronger future.
The survey does not need to be completed in one sitting, you can save your data and answer remaining questions later.
As a token of our appreciation for your time, you can go into the draw to win one of two QTIS pay-ups once you have completed the questions.
Peter Moody will be telling the story of the great horse Black Caviar at a fund raising dinner at Toowoomba Turf Club on 12th November, 2013.
The proceeds from this dinner will go to The Glennie School Trust Fund for the benefit of their student, Paris Turkington. Paris suffered severe burns to her body after an accident in late August.
Paris is the 17 year old daughter of Wattle Brae Stud owners, Gary and Phoebe Turkington. She faces a long, slow and painful road to recovery. The family will have to move to Brisbane for a year whilst Paris undergoes constant physiotherapy. Then there is a further year of recovery, prior to some final surgery.
The Glennie School has established a trust fund to assist with the financing of this long recovery and future education needs.
To kick start this fund, The Glennie School and The Toowoomba Turf Club are combining to host a fund-raising Dinner.
In addition to Peter Moody, there will be a number of auction items that have been generously donated.
Queensland Horse Industry Alliance hosted Horse Event Organisers in Brisbane on the 2 October 2013 to discuss Biosecurity at Horse Gatherings.
There was a renewed push to consolidate documents, focus horse organisations and owners on good biosecurity/ horse health and increase awareness of protocols surrounding emergency animal disease occurrences.
The group (comprised of representatives from Breed Societies, Chamber of Agricultural Show Societies, numerous peak Equestrian Sports Organisations and several private veterinarians) endorsed the following points:
1.It is essential that all event organisers have a current Biosecurity Plan in place to enhance already established Risk Management Practices.
2.All attendees at all horse events be required to supply a horse health declaration that is for all horses (including non-competing), as well as the PIC of most recent location of any respective horse and all relevant contact details.
3.It was further acknowledged that in line with advice from the Queensland and New South Wales Governments, vaccination is the single most effective way of reducing the risk of Hendra Virus in Horses.