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Each year the TBQA Committee is rotated and three new members are elected.
This year we have more nominees than positions (five nominees and three positions). As such, an election is necessary.
Five candidates have nominated. Three existing TBQA members, Jeff Kruger, Stan Johnson and Allan Gee, along with Michael Frappell and Simon Gleeson.
You will recieve your ballot forms in the mail this week.
Please take the time to lodge a vote, as the TBQA represents YOU. The committee makes decisions affecting the breeding industry on your behalf. As such, your input at this time is vital.
Each member receives only one vote, and no other ballots will be forwarded outside this mail out.
Ballots must be received by Friday September 2nd, 2011.
An independent scrutineer will tally the votes, with the new committee to be announced at the AGM on Friday, September 16th 1pm at the Toowoomba Turf Club.
If you wish to attend the AGM, please RSVP to the TBQA office on the by this Friday 2nd September, 2011.
The new QTIS scheme, which comes into effect from August 1st, 2012 has been very well received with excellent feedback.
The first payment for the new scheme, $350 +gst is due by October 1st this year.
The final payment, $900 +gst is due by June 30th 2012.
Magic Millions has released their conditions for the new QTIS sale:
1)      Nomination fee = $1,500 (including GST);
2)      Commissions – Selling Agent 6.6% (including GST) &  Promoter 3.3% (including GST)
3)      Passed-In commission 2.75% (including GST)
4)      The QTIS/MM Race Series bonus will only apply to Lots that are Sold, at this sale, and full commission paid on.
5)      Any Lot that is Passed-In, at this sale, will not be eligible for the QTIS/MM Race Series bonus.
6)      Should a Vendor Pass-In a Lot, than subsequently sell it at a later date and pay the full commissions due, then that Lot will become eligible for the QTIS/MM Race Series bonus.
7)      Sale dates 18 & 19 March, 2012.
Full details of the scheme are available on our website
2011 Queensland Broodmare of the Year nominee, Show of Force, has started out the new season well.
Her impressive 6yo gelding, Atomic Force had a strong win in the Listed Slickpix Stakes 1100m at Caulfield yesterday.
Atomic Force stalked the leaders and then powered to the line to win by a length, his overall record now nine wins and 11 placings from 31 starts with prizemoney of $689,600.

Already a winner of the Group I ATC The Galaxy back in the autumn, trainer Darren Smith said Atomic Force would attempt to record the second Group I win of his career in the MVRC Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on September 30.

A $50,000 purchase for Dynamic Syndications from the Raheen Stud draft at Magic Millions, Atomic Force is one of five winners, but the first stakes-winner for Group I placed Luskin Star mare Show of Force, who comes from the family of six-time Group I winner Encounter.

Atomic Force was bred by Clifton breeders, Geoff and Kath Warfield, who own Show of Force.

Queensland’s other metropolitan winners were at a miserable Doomben program:
Race 1: Iceworks 3yo Hcp 1200m – Easy Running (Easy Rocking)
Race 5: Spinal Care Class 6 Hcp 1615m: Spot On Target (Markane)
Only a few days remain to get your tickets for Racing’s night of nights, the 2011 Queensland Racing Thoroughbred Awards.

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sofitel Brisbane
Special guest performance by John Williamson
Tickets $195 – tables of 10 available
Call (07) 3869 9762 or email awards@racingqueensland.com.au to secure your tickets or click here to request tickets on-line
Biosecurity Queensland is reminding people that there are no general restrictions on horse movements following this week’s confirmed Hendra virus infection in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Rick Symons said there was no necessity to put horse movement restriction in place.
“Hendra virus is not highly infectious and, consequently, the horse industry is not subject to movement restrictions for Hendra virus – except for any property that is under quarantine for Hendra virus,” said Dr Symons.
“While people are free to move their horses, we would encourage them to practise good biosecurity practices and not travel, work on or take unwell horses to other properties or equestrian events.
Dr Symons said there were currently only three locations with properties still under quarantine due to Hendra virus in Queensland, down from a total of nine locations with infected horses earlier this year.
“But horse owners across the state should remain vigilant for signs consistent with Hendra virus infection,” he said.
“A full list of precautions for owners to protect their horses and themselves should their horses become sick is available at www.biosecurity.qld.gov.au .”