QTIS revamp?

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Thanks to the QLD breeders as always for the latest news!



The push for a reinvigorated QTIS is gathering momentum from all sectors of the racing industry in a bid to return Queensland’s incentive scheme to the nation’s number one.
The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association (TBQA) presented a proposal to Racing Queensland late last year and the two organisations have since been in discussions about the mooted improvements, which include:
• Expanding QTIS to include selected 4YO races.
• Increasing QTIS to include all 2 and 3 YO racing in the state.
• Eliminating all nomination and acceptance fees for future QTIS horses, beginning with the upcoming 2YO crop (2014-15).
• Introducing a 6 per cent winning Breeder’s Bonus on all QTIS races.
• Allowing fillies and mares to race for 1.5 times QTIS bonuses.
• Hosting a race day prior to the March sale for QTIS Horses only consisting of eight races all worth $100,000.
• Instigation a $500,000 WFA race open to 4YO’s and under for QTIS horses only, including a $20,000 breeders bonus.

The completed proposal, which was supported by the Queensland Racehorse Owners Association, the Queensland Trainers Association and Queensland Jockey’s Association, as well as the Racing Queensland Board, has now been officially presented to Racing Minister Steve Dickson.

Mr Dickson has subsequently given an undertaking to present the proposal for budget and has reinforced that the State Government is committed to ensuring the long-term viability of racing and breeding in Queensland.

Full details here…

Eureka Stud’s Boom Brothers, Temple Of Boom and Spirit Of Boom, (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) were back in town on Saturday to quinella the Group Two Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm.
“I knew Temple Of Boom would race well because of his work this week,” Trainer Tony Gollan said.
“And Spirit Of Boom was the run of the race after getting back to last on a day where they aren’t coming from last.
“I am so proud of them both. I love these two horses and to quinella a Group Two with them is a dream come true.”
Temple Of Boom and Spirit Of Boom will now press on to the Brisbane Group One sprint treble of the BTC Cup, Doomben 10,000 and the Stradbroke Handicap.
Spirit of Boom will return to his birthplace, Eureka Stud, as a Freshman sire this breeding season.

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Burwood Stud sire, Collate recorded another impressive winner in town after his 2yo Furbish (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) blitzed the field in the $85,000 QTIS 2yo Hcp at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
It’s now back-to-back wins from just two starts for the promising galloper who has already collected almost $100,000 in prizemoney, half of which is QTIS bonuses.
It was another big week across the State for QTIS runners with $113,000 available on ten races.. you can see all the results here
It wasn’t just Furbish and the ‘Boom Brothers’ that exploded on the track for Queensland at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
North Queensland’s top galloper, Our Boy Malachi, (pictured) by Craiglea Stud sire Top Echelon opened the program with a win in the Greenslopes Emergency BM 90 (1000m).
Trained by John O’Sing, the 5yo continued his winning form in his debut metropolitan run easily after making the trek from Rockhampton with an impressive nine wins and a second from ten starts and will be one to watch across the Winter Carnival.
And Carmora, by Raheen Stud’s sire Stromberg Carlson, won the Gallipoli Research Foundation Class 6 Plate over 1600m.
The Desleigh Forster trained 4yo gelding was second up from a spell and has now had 4 wins and 2 seconds from ten starts with over $180,000 in prizemoney.
And overseas, Lyndhurst Stud’s Champion Hidden Dragon did it again with So Free Now recording an impressive win at Singapore on Friday night. It seems not a week goes by without a progeny of Hidden Dragon saluting internationally.
Success stories in this industry is made up of good luck, good timing and dreams come true and that’s certainly the case for Gympie breeder Sheena Avison from Visona Lodge.
As as young girl Sheena dreamed of owning a horse and would ride her bicycle alongside her friends as they rode their ponies. It wasn’t until retirement, twenty years ago that her dream came to fruition, but it wasn’t as simple as just buying a horse…

Full story here…