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MORE QTIS MAGIC
SISTER WORKS HER MAGIC
Sister Magic (pictured Dan Costello Racing) earned more QTIS bonus money for connections when she made it two wins from as many starts at Eagle Farm yesterday.
The Hidden Dragon filly is a full-sister to Weetwood winner Miss Imagica, whom the Gordon and Cathy Smith sold to Toowoomba trainer, Michael Nolan for only $14,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions.
Sister Magic was one running in one of six QTIS races across the weekend.
There was a total of $100,000 worth of QTIS bonus prizemoney up for grabs, topping off accounts nicely for plenty of connections.
IMMOVABLE’S WINNING DOUBLE
It was yet another impressive program for Queensland bred runners at Eagle Farm on Saturday, with Hidden Dragon and Tycoon Ruler posting winners and Immovable Option scoring a double.
4yo gelding, Kilwinning Option (pictured – Dan Costello Racing) won the first leg of the winning double for Immovable Option when he took out the Carlton Mid Country Cup (1200m).
That was follwed on by The Conspirator just three races later in the Hardy Brothers Jewellers 1000m.
Tycoon Ruler’s impressive 6yo gelding, Jet Style could chase a third straight stakes success after a fighting win in Saturday’s listed Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
Sent out the second favourite, Jet Style led throughout and showed great character in the straight to hold out fancied rival Biggles by a half head.

Find out more about plans for Jet Style here…

Regally bred stallion Jezadane sired his first winner at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday for River Hills Stud.
His filly Jezacious Spirit scored an on-pace victory in the Hotel Maleny Maiden Plate (1200m).
ROYALTY COMES TO SEQ
Thoroughbred studs from across South East Queensland have rolled out the red carpet for the First Lady of Racing.
It is Gai Waterhouse’s seventh annual trip to the region, inspecting yearlings catalogued in the January Magic Millions Sales on the Gold Coast.
“I love the Queensland bred horses, I think they’re the best because they’re bred in the sunshine, which means your grains stronger & better quality, you’ve got great bone on the horses which is important in Australia,” said Gai.
Gai spends three days travelling from Beaudesert out across the Downs, visiting twenty two studs and inspecting one hundred and fifty yearlings. (pictured with Ron Gilbert at Highgrove Stud)

Find out about Gai’s visit here…

ACB CONCERNS
The TBQA committee is eagerly awaiting the establishment of the new Racing Queensland Board. It’s a great structure that will be very beneficial to the industry.
TBQA President, Basil Nolan does however have concerns regarding the turn-over of board members.
He believes it would be much more beneficial for the board members to step down one at a time, rather than remove all three at once. A ballot could be held to determine which board member steps down and replaced in the seventh, eighth and ninth years respectively. Their replacement then serves a six year turn, ensuring an ongoing rotation.
2013 Tax Seminar
Please find attached brochure containing details of the 2013 Magic Millions Tax Seminar to be held at the Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Monday 7 January 2013 from 4-5.30pm.
Topics to be covered include:
Tips for loss rules applications
Capital gains tax and GST
Stock write-downs
Breeding property taxation
$132 per person – TBA members receive a discount on the attendance fee.
Should you wish to attend please contact Paul Carrazzo on (03) 9982 1000 to register.