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  ISSUE 218                                                23 April, 2014
TBQA President Basil Nolan has declared last week’s decision by the Federal Court regarding the ongoing Artificial Insemination case as a ‘victory for common sense’.
On Thursday April 17, the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down a unanimous judgment dismissing the AI Appeal brought by Bruce McHugh. The decision upholds the judgment handed down by Justice Robertson in Federal Court in December 2012.
The Rules related to natural breeding of Thoroughbred horses, and subsequently the Australian Rules of Racing of Thoroughbreds, have again been found to be valid and enforceable.
TBA President Trevor Lobb hailed the decision as “wonderful.”
Mr Nolan agrees and hopes that Mr McHugh will no longer pursue the AI issue and that breeders can be assured of the security of the industry.
A flight over the Hunter Valley’s open cut coal mines has prompted a major foreign player in the thoroughbred industry to change his plans about establishing a multi-million dollar stud in New South Wales.
British thoroughbred breeder David Redvers is looking to establish a stud in the Southern Hemisphere for Qatari Sheik Fahad Al-Thani.
After flying over the region last week and witnessing the Hunter coalfields, Mr Redvers says he’ll now be looking to establish a stud in Victoria or New Zealand instead.
He says he doesn’t believe the close proximity of mining and agriculture is an example of co-existence.

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A star studded catalogue has been assembled for the 2014 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast.
Highlighted by the Teeley Dispersal, the sale comprises 867 lots including an unprecedented number of stakes performed fillies and mares.
The catalogue for the National Broodmare Sale includes:
867 lots comprising 731 broodmares, 129 race fillies and maiden mares, 7 stallion shares or nominations 109 stakes winning fillies or mares a further 82 stakes placed fillies or mares 12 Group One winning mares 27 race fillies or mares already having earned black type the dams of 13 individual Group One winners the dams of 60 individual stakes winners five daughters of champion mare Shantha’s Choice – the first time one of her progeny has been offered at auction.

Full details here…

Another big week in QTIS bonuses with $189,000 offered across 19 races.
An impressive $27,000 was available for QTIS eligible placegetters at Beaudesert on Wednesday, the Sunshine Coast on Sunday and two Gold Coast races on Monday.
Power de Ted (pictured, Trackside Photography) broke his maiden status on debut in the $27,000 QTIS 2yo Maiden Plate on Maiden. in doing so, he lifted his sire, Red Element into equal third position on the Leading First Season Sires table by winners, alongside All American and Denman, all with four winners.
The Gold Coast also hosted a $25,000 3yo QTIS Hcp on Sunday.
The QTIS bonus boosted prizemoney from $12,000 to $22,000 at Goondiwindi, Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Townsville.
And Country runners could cash in on lucrative QTIS prizemoney, which jumped from single to double figures – up to $15,000 at Einasleigh, Flinton, Nanango, Roma, Boulia, Emerald, Bowen and Augathella.
Lyndhurst Stud’s Champion sire, Hidden Dragon (pictured) has continued his phenomenal run of success with international winners.
His latest was Retrospect, who took out the Singapore Turf Club Class 5 Hcp (1200m)
It was the first win for the lightly raced 4yo gelding, who was having his first start for trainer, Michael Clements.
He had previously had seven starts under the guidance of Brian Dean.
Former Bart Cumming trained stayer Frightening sired his first winner at Toowoomba on Saturday evening.
Locally prepared gelding Frightening Bolt (pictured, Kevin Farmer, Toowoomba Chronicle) broke through at his second start in the Neil Mansell Concrete Maiden (1200m). He had been placed on debut at Clifford Park on April 5.
“He’s a nice horse and I’m looking forward to stepping him up in distance,” trainer Michael Nolan said. “We knew he had improved since his first run and that last 400 metres was really impressive.”
Part-owner Michael Grieve bred the winner from a free service to Frightening who stood at Malabar Stud in Beaudesert.

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