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One of Australia’s most high profile training families, the Hawkes Racing team, has their eye on the QTIS dollars.
It follows the win by their two year old colt, Dalton, (pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) in the 2yo QTIS Bollinger Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
John and Michael Hawkes attended last year’s QTIS sale on behalf of some clients looking for a quality horse at a reasonable price. In the process a colt by Freeze caught their eye.
“He was an athletic, running type, we thought we’d get him to some early races and we bought him for the family for a bit of fun basically,” chuckled Michael.
A mare who has had three different trainers and won for all of them, scored for her latest handler at Flemington on Saturday, staking a claim for a permanent address.
Goldslick was having her fourth start for trainer Mick Kent in the Dover Handicap (1610m) and showed both adaptability and talent to score.
“It was just a matter of getting the right run,” Kent said.
“In her first few for me she’s been wide and in trouble. She’s shown what she’s got today.”
By Glenlogan Park sire, Bradbury’s Luck, Goldslick arrived at Kent’s Cranbourne stable from Queensland trainer Liam Birchley who decided she was better suited to anti-clockwise racing.

Eliza Park had a successful day when Written Tycoon’s filly, Write Cheek, saluted in the last race of the day at Eagle Farm.

The Liam Birchley trained 3yo was steered to victory from barrier five by Damien Browne in the Gallopers Meals Hcp over 1400m.
Bred in Queensland by Geoff Warfield on the Darling Downs, Written Tycoon was a leading 2yo and 3yo sprinter and his progeny are showing the same ability.
The QTIS horses must still be on holidays, with only $97,800 of the $129,000 bonus prizemoney available going off in the eight QTIS races last week.
Dalton and Tukiyo (pictured Dan Costello Racing) added $24,500 and $21,000 respectively to their $32,000 first prizemoney in the QTIS 2yo and QTIS 3yo Handicap events at Eagle Farm, but $36,000 went begging, with none of the other placegetters being QTIS eligible.
Queensland bred sires have proved popular at the Inglis Sydney Classic Yearling Sale over the past two days.
Yearlings by Lyndhurst Stud’s Hidden Dragon (pictured) drew the most money.
The cracking colt, offered by Aurora Lodge was knocked down to NSW trainer, Paul Perry for $65,000.
A Real Saga filly went for $31,000 while a Bradbury’s Luck colt out of Keltic Verse was sold by Carramar Park for $27,000 to leading Western Australian trainer, Neville Parnham.
And two Wonderful World colts sold for $30,000 and $15,000 respectively.
In total, 348 yearlings were sold for $11,731,772 resulting in a 13% increase in average price from 2012 to $33,712, with the median up 20% to $30,000.
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A hidden Dragon colt also topped the final day of the Magic Millions Sale on the Gold Coast last Tuesday.
A small selection of yearlings went under the hammer before a racehorse and broodmare sale followed.

All up on the day over $1 million was traded on 130 lots sold.

The top price for a yearling that session was $28,000 for Rosari Farm’s Hidden Dragon colt from Analign, purchased by Magic Millions, acting as agent for a Queensland client.
North Queensland’s top thoroughbred stud, Merlo Downs, is looking forward to the Capricorn Yearling Sale in April as their top new sire, Changeintheweather continues to impress overseas.
Yearlings from Changeintheweather’s first Australian crop will go under the hammer and keen interest is likely to be shown in two fillies whose half-sisters are dominating on the track.