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QTIS DEBRIEF INVITATION
WE WANT YOUR IDEAS
All vendors of the 2013 QTIS Sale are invited to an important debrief session next week.
The TBQA is working alongside Magic Millions to improve sale results for breeders for the 2014 event.
We want to know your ideas and opinions so that we can move forward for a stronger, better industry.
Please join TBQA President, Basil Nolan and Magic Millions Managing Director, Vin Cox, at the Ipswich Turf Club conference room on Wednesday April 3rd for a 10.30am meeting start.
RSVP would be appreciated by Monday April 1st to info@queenslandbreeders.com.au
BUYING BENCH ANALYSIS
An analysis of the buying bench for the 2013 QTIS Sale had produced some interesting statistics.
“Many vendors were concerned about the lack of interest from regional Queensland and the traditional northern markets, however figures prove these groups were the best represented at the Sale,” said Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan.
Regional Queensland buyers spent $1.62 million on 74 yearlings at the 2013 QTIS sale, up significantly from $967,000, coincidentally also on 74 yearlings.
That compared with a massive drop in interest from South East Queensland buyers who purchased 164 yearlings for a total of $3.7 million, down from $4.478 million spent on 193 lots last year.
HURRY LAST DAYS
DON’T MISS OUT – BOOKINGS CLOSE THIS THURSDAY
This is your last chance to secure your spot in Queensland’s most sought after Breeding magazine.
Production of the 2013 Queensland Stallions Magazine is now underway.
This is the ‘Breeders’ Bible’ and outlines Queensland’s best stallions, to help broodmare owners with the tough decision of where to send their mare.
Ten thousand copies of the magazine are distributed Australia-wide and it is the first Stallions publication released each year, at the start of June.
If you would like to advertise your stallion contact Lisa Frappell on 0402 490 501.
Trade advertisements are also available, so if you have industry related goods and services this is a perfect and well-priced way to reach your target market. For trade ad information contact Stacey Silver 0419 020 733.
But you’ll need to hurry as bookings close Thursday March 28th. Don’t miss out.
Download Booking Forms here…
QTIS CASH SCOOPED UP
There’ll be a lot of happy owners across Queensland this week, with the almost the entire $164,000 in QTIS bonuses scooped up.
There were 12 QTIS races across the State and with the exception of the QTIS 3yo Maiden Plate at Eagle Farm last Wednesday, every placegetter of every one of those races was QTIS eligible and entitled to the extra cash.
The winners of the feature QTIS races were Agitate and Seeking More.(pictured Dan Costello Racing)
Agitate won the QTIS 2yo Maiden Handicap, collecting $56,500 in the process ($24,500 QTIS), Miss Sunset got $17,000 for second ($7,000 QTIS) and Pandora Charm won $8,500 ($3,500 being QTIS).
Seeking More won $53,000 of which $21,000 was QTIS, $6,000 in QTIS bonuses was added to the $10,000 that Tiger Dimejan won for running second and Qfighter took home $8,000 ($3,000 QTIS).
RACE IS ON FOR CHAMPION SIRE
The race is on for Queensland’s Champion Sire with Lyndhurst Stud sire, Sequalo making a dash for the title after producing a winning double in Brisbane on the weekend.
The Kelly Schweida trained Agitate (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) showed was he was the favourite, as he took out the QTIS 2yo Handicap (1110m) and collected $56,500 in the process. Agitate has now had two wins and a third from his three starts.
Sequalo’s top form continued at the end of the day, in the QTIS 3yo Handicap (1110m) when Seeking More, found everything he was looking for, including $53,000 first place prizemoney.
The winning metropolitan double has put Sequalo ahead of Show A Heart in the race to be named Queensland Champion Sire but Bradbury’s Luck still has a comfortable lead.
PRIZEMONEY INCREASE
Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) has today announced that an additional $305,000 has been added to Wednesday provincial race meetings during April, May and June 2013 (Winter Carnival).
During this period the Gold Coast Turf Club and the Sunshine Coast Turf Club will host six Wednesday meetings.
The total prizemoney on offer will increase from $74,000 to $136,000 per meeting.
RQL has provided this increase to maintain consistency of Wednesday race meeting prizemoney.
ELIZA PARK FOR SALE
ELIZA PARK, one of Australia’s leading thoroughbred stud operations, is to be offered for sale.
In making the announcement, Eliza Park CEO, Cameron Croucher, has revealed that the organisation – encompassing six properties in two states, along with shares and standing rights in 14 stallions – will be sold by public tender through bloodstock auction house William Inglis.
An extensive international marketing campaign will be implemented and expressions of interest will be called for before a closing tender date of April 26th.