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  ISSUE 223                                               3 June, 2014
May has been an amazing month for Queensland bred gallopers with the 1st month of the Brisbane Winter Carnival providing a plethora of black-type results for progeny born and raised in the Sunshine State.
In the past 4 weeks alone Queensland has produced two G1 winners; with Tinto (by Red Dazzler) pictured, Dan Costello Racing taking out the Queensland Oaks and Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) rounding out a wonderful career by winning the Doomben 10,000.
The depth of results has been quite incredible and has covered all age groups and all distances – from sprinting 2YO’s through to middle distance older horses and classic winning 3YO’s, Queensland-breds have been right at the very forefront.
In a snapshot Queensland has had
 G1 Qld Oaks winner (Tinto)
 G1 Doomben 10,000 trifecta (Spirit Of Boom, Temple Of Doom and Buffering).
G3 Ken Russell Classic quinella for 2YO’s (Aimee and     Sagatona)
Listed Mick Dittman Plate winner (Agitate)
2nd and 3rd in the Listed Dalrello Plate for 2YO’s (Thief of Hearts and Kelvin The Kruel)
Runner up in the Listed Lancaster Stakes for 2YO’s (Freezethemillions)
3rd in the Listed Juanmo Stakes (Pickabee)
Runner up in the G2 The Roses (Tinto)
G3 BRC Sprint trifecta (River Lad, Benny’s Buttons and Fire up Fifi)
Runner up Listed Qld Day Stakes (Agitate)
Listed Chief De Beers Hcp trifecta (Cape Kidnappers, Adebisi and Excellantes)
Runner up G3 Glenlogan Parks Stakes (Belle De Couer)
3rd in the G3 Grand Prix Stakes (Rudy)
Listed Bright Shadow Hcp quinella (Ellawisdom and Avaladyluck) 
Eureka Stud continues to ride high this Winter Carnival with yet another Group One winner in a week.
Red Dazzler filly, Tinto, (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) won the G1 Queensland Oaks at Eagle Farm on Saturday exactly a week after Eureka’s other stars Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom quinelleaed the Doomben 10,000.
Winning Oaks trainer Rex Lipp said Tinto was unlikely to contest next week’s Queensland Derby.
“We will make up our mind when the smoke clears but the Melbourne spring might be more of our goal. She will probably go for a spell,” Lipp said.
Tinto gave Lipp his second Group One win and cemented a long-time friendship with her owners and breeders, the McAlpine family, for whom Lipp worked early in his career.
It has been a huge winter for the McAlpines who own Eureka Stud which also bred and raced last week’s Doomben 10,000 quinella of Spirit Of Boom and Temple Of Boom.

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Oakwood Farm’s flagship sire, Top Echelon continues to impress with consistent winners.
His latest being 4yo Ellawisdom (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) who took out the $100,000 Listed Bright Shadow Hcp (1200m) on Queensland Oaks Day at Eagle Farm.
Trainer, Trevor Thomas is now eyeing off the Glasshouse at his home track later this month.
“She loves the 1400m at that track so that’s the most likely option. I could also run in the Eye Liner at Ipswich,” he said.
“She goes pretty well fresh and likes 1200m. She likes being ridden quietly and you just have to give her plenty of room.”

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QTIS – What Are You Waiting For?
If you don’t have a QTIS horse – what are you waiting for?
There’s plenty of eligible QTIS horses available in the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale that gets underway on the Gold Coast on Wednesday and you could pick up the next Tinto, who was passed in at this sale for just $6,000.
This week 13 QTIS races offered $149,000 in bonus prizemoney.
There was a $30,000 QTIS only 2yo Plate at Emerald on Saturday taken out by Charcoal Melody.
The QTIS bonuses ($12,000) were worth more than the general prizemoney ($10,000) at Townsville, Rockhampton and the Sunshine Coast.
Prizemoney was booasted to $27,000 at Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast and Doomben and $25,000 on the Gold Coast.
photo – Sunshine Coast QTIS 2yo Hcp winner Celestial Dragon by Dan Costello Racing
Records tumbled across the board as the quality packed three day select Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale rounded out on the Gold Coast today.
A number of high profile sales headlined by Group One producer Zouzou(pictured) led to a record breaking gross of over $69 million and record average of almost $130,000 after three days of frantic sales.
The sale gross of over $69 million was a record – up almost $40 million or 131 per cent on last year’s sale. The average price, up 81 per cent to almost $130,000 was another record for the three day auction.
A staggering 31 mares over the three days sold for more than $500,000 – another Southern Hemisphere record.
No fewer than 170 different buyers are represented on the sales results.

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