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QUEENSLAND LEADERS
GROUP 1 OAKLEIGH PLATE FOR ADEBISI
The Queensland bred and trained Adesbisi (pictured Dan Costello Racing) will head to the Oakleigh Plate after an impressive win in Saturday’s Group III Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield.
raced in his customary on-pace fashion in his latest assignment
This was the first start for the son of former Raheen Stud sire, Shovhog,since his victory in the Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m) at Warwick Farm on December 22 last year.
“People in Sydney, before he won in Sydney, thought he was a bit weak,” said Eagle Farm trainer, Desleigh Forster said. “They went to him in Sydney but he toughed it out and he did that again today.
“He’s tough and brave and he’s a Queenslander. What do you expect?”
Forster said Adebisi’s Rubiton Stakes victory provided the gelding with the best possible preparation for his main Melbourne goal, the Group I Oakleigh Plate(1100m) at Caulfield on February 23.
A REAL EPIC SAGA
Glenlogan Park sire, Real Saga (pictured) continues to fly the flag for Queensland, maintaining his lead as on the national table as Champion First Season sire.
He has a commanding lead by earnings thanks to Real Surreal’s win in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic, and is now topping the charts with the number of winners, thanks to Epic Saga’s win at Ballarat on Sunday.
Before the weekend’s racing, Sebring lead with six winners whilst Real Saga and Northern Meteor, who had both chalked up three, sat in second position.
MORE QTIS UP FOR GRABS
Owners of QTIS eligible horses will be rubbing their hands together with delight after the bonus prizemoney wasn’t won in the two biggest QTIS meetings this week.
$35,000 in QTIS prizemoney was available in the XXX Gold QTIS 2yo Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday but the winner, Grey Countess missed out on walking away with $56,500 collecting just $32,000 beause she wasn’t QTIS eligible.
It was a similar scenario later in the day with the QTIS 3yo Handicap. The winner, Sookie, fell $21,000 short of pocketing $53,000 because he wasn’t a QTIS horse.
But there was plenty of good QTIS money going off elsewhere around the state, with the bonus more substantial then the prizemoney in many instances.

This week’s QTIS results here…

FIRST WINNER FOR CAUGHT COURTING
They don’t come much better bred than Greenvale Park sire Caught Courting (pictured).
The Queensland stallion is a son of Danehill over champion mare Let’s Elope and his first winner arrived on Wednesday when Unspoken claimed the Good Guys Maiden Plate (2220m) at Doomben.

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BRISBANE BLOODSTOCK SALE
This weekend’s Brisbane Bloodstock Sale has been rated the best yet.
Both vendors and buyers alike are commenting that the catalogue is the strongest they’ve seen.
There’s 141 lots on offer, with over half unreserved, providing a perfect place for astute buyers to snap up a quality yearling at a great rate.
Queensland’s and the Hunter Valley’s top sires will be represented with a number of Queensland studs reserving some of their best yearlings for the event.
One of the other big drawcards is the bonus schemes attached to the sale. Not only are their yearlings that are eligible for QTIS and/or BOBS, but there is the $10,000 Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus that can be won on selected races across Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It’s providing owners with a big return for thier investment and certainly has the industry talking.
The Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus Yearling and 2yo Sale gest underway at the RNA Showgrounds this Sunday, February 17th from 11am.
Catalogues are available online and you can find out more on the Brisbane Bloodstock website.
CLASSY FILLY ARRIVES AT CMF
This weeks big winner is the Frappell and Campbell families.
Congratulations to Lisa and Michael on the arrival of their second child, Brooklyn Kerby.
The beautiful little girl was born yesterday, weighing 8pd 8.5oz and 52cm long.
Lisa is the Queensland Stallions Book coordinator, so will really have her hands full over the next few months.
Brooklyn’s big brother Riley is looking forward to showing her the ropes at Clearmountain Fairview Stud.