Qtis sales success

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There was a sensational response to the QTIS Sale held over the past two days with the average price and percentage sold both up on last year.
Buyers came from all over Queensland, New South Wales and even Victoria and Western Australia to bid on the quality catalogue.
Magic Millions Managing Director Vin Cox was thrilled with the classy yearlings on offer.
“I’ve been all over the World and can genuinely say that the quality of yearling on offer at this sale is second-to-none.
“I would have liked to have seen the statistics up slightly, but we have certainly improved on last year and we have some ideas in the pipeline for 2013,” said Vin.
Buyers couldn’t go past the top quality yearlings, many stating they even bettered those on offer at the prestigious January Magic Millions Sale.
The extension of QTIS to include three year olds also proved a winner and undoubtedly contributed to the sale’s overall good results.
“Breeders need to be congratulated,” said TBQA President, Basil Nolan.
“They have presented some sensational yearlings here and you can see that from the spirited bidding.
“We’ve had excellent results in a tough economic climate, and I think this sale has bucked the trend of many of the other prestigious sales we’ve seen around Australia recently. It is a credit to all Queensland breeders.”
Mr Nolan also thanked Magic Millions for their terrific efforts in promoting the sale.
200 potential purchasers were brought in from North and Central Queensland on a special tour and many will be returning with a QTIS yearling.
“The marketing in the lead up to this sale has been wonderful and Vin and the team at Magic Millions should be pleased with the end result,” said Mr Nolan.
“This really shows the strength of Queensland breeding and racing and I have no doubt it will continue to improve.”
The State Election is this Saturday, March 24th.
The TBQA is not associated with any political party, we work to try to ensure the best interests of the industry are met.
Over recent months we have been campaigning on two fronts – for a moratorium on mining to save prime breeding/agricultural land and for an increase in prizemoney.
We have asked for responses from both major parties – the LNP and Labor in regards to the above.
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Deputy Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls said, “The LNP has committed $1 million a year over four years for 20 additional country race meetings across the State.”
Racing Minister, Tim Mulherin said,”The priority for a re-elected Bligh Government will be completing the $110million Industry Infrastructure Plan to improve facilities at a number of venues across all three codes of racing.
The allocation of prizemoney is the legislative responsibility of the racing control body, Racing Queensland Ltd.”
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Sequalo’s top galloper, Tierqualo, didn’t disappoint to race away from his rivals for a sensational victory in the $100,000 Gold Coast Stakes over 1200m.
The five year old gelding dominated the field and never looked in doubt to score a dashing win and collect the cheque for his connections.
Tierqualo has now had eight wins, for seconds and three thirds from 27 starts earning just under $500,000 in prizemoney.
And Maguire Breeding and Racing is once again celebrating after their sensational 2yo Doubtfilly (pictured – Dan Costello Racing)took out the QTIS Sky Racing Plate.
“We are just thrilled,” said Paul Maguire.
“She is such a great filly and we picked her up at last year’s QTIS sale for a bargain.
“To see her race so well is just a dream come true, and to pick up the QTIS bonuses along the way is the icing on the cake – it’s a fantastic incentive scheme.”
Doubtfilly began very well and sat just off the speed behind the heavily backed Snipzu. On straightening, jockey Danny Griffin brought her to the outside and she let go with a paralyzing burst to put the race beyond doubt in a couple of strides, winning by an ever-increasing five length margin.
Trainer, Stuart Kendrick was all smiles.
“It was an absolutely wonderful run.
“You always hope that you’ll get one like Doubtfilly, she’s a fantastic horse and we’re having the time of our lives.”
They’ll make a decision in the next few days as to whether they will keep chasing the QTIS cash or send Queensland’s top 2yo south to see if The Slipper fits.
Other good Queensland winners this weekend include:
At Eagle Farm
Race 3: Mick Molloy Memorial 2100m – Clangor pictured Dan Costello Racing (Clang)
Race 4: Canadian Club Hcp 1800m – Duel Show (Show A Heart)
And Senor Rain (by El Nino) claimed his third victory at Santa Anita on Saturday, easily scoring by 1 ¼ lengths over the 1400m.