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Willowbend Stud is celebrating after Clang’s son, Adnocon took out the Listed $176,500 Ipswich Eye Liner (1350m)for the second consecutive year.
Ridden by Damian Browne, Adnocon came with a well timed run to reel in the leaders in the straight and then hold out the favourite Gundy Sun.

The performance was strong considering the son of Clang was trapped deep for much of the race – but in his first run since a sixth placing at Randwick in February.

Adnocon is trained by Gerald Ryan and his stable foreman Brad Banfield said the win capped a long term ambition to win the race for the second time.

The 5yo will run next in the Glasshouse Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on July 2 and hopes to go one better than his second placing in that same event last year. He ran second in last year’s Glasshouse.
Alongside Adnocon, other Queensland bred horses featured prominently on the Ipswich Cup Day program, with good wins in half the events.
Race 1: Ipswich Mile (1666m) – Gold Rating (Canadian Silver)
Race 3: Ipswich Dash (1100m) – Mondean (Monashee Mountain)
Race 4: Provincial Cup (2150m) – Glow Heart (Show A Heart)
It was Glow Heart’s fourth win from 14 starts and takes his earnings to $68,500.
The talented 3yo gelding was purchased by Toowoomba trainer, Ross Coveney for just $1800 at last year’s November Magic Millions monthly sale on the Gold Coast.
Delma Lucille Fitton, of Toowoomba, received a Medal of Australia (AM) for “services to the community and the Thoroughbred horse industry” as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list last week.
TBQA President Basil Nolan said Del is very passionate and diligent in her various charitable ventures and promotion of the thoroughbred industry.
Her Queensland Festival of the Horse initiative was very valuable to the thoroughbred industry and was proudly supported by the TBQA.
This Festival provided thoroughbred breeders, amongst other horse associations, with numerous opportunities to further promote our industry and the concept was well received.
The Fitton Charity Raceday has also been well supported and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for the Queensland Cancer Council and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

I believe the extensive work Del has done for various charities, along with her various promotions of the  thoroughbred industry is definitely worthy of recognition.

Congratulations, Del.
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE Warwick Campus is offering a Certificate III in Horse Breeding(Stud Groom Course) for the first time.
It’s a full time course over 10 weeks, beginning on the 25th of July until the 14th of October.
The course includes training in Workplace OHS, Mare Mating Procedures, Preparing mares for parturition, Rearing newborn foals, basic hoof care, Equine Injury and Disease and Riding ATV’s.
Students will do work experience for one day per week with 3 days on campus at the college.
It’s an entry for those with some or no experience in the industry.
There will be a maximum of 10 students and places are filling fast.
As part of the course, Warwick TAFE is very keen to have as many studs as possible involved.
If you are interested in taking students for work experience or would like to discuss the course, please contact Kellie Monckton on 46604649 or 0429069930 or email kellie.monckton@deta.qld.gov.au.
Thank you to everyone who made submissons to the Oak’s Review.
Your feedback has been compiled and forwarded to Racing Queensland.
The TBQA’s submission was based on the ideas provided, along with our own research.
All TBQA respondents said they want to keep the Oaks as it is, with one suggestion that the prizemoney should be increased to bring our Oaks in line with the AJC and VRC Oaks.
The Queensland Oaks holds great form. It is a very competitive race that produces Group 1 winners and those results have been proven over many years.
  • All except one of the past ten winners have trained on to win or be placed at Group 1, 2 or 3 level.
  • Four are multiple Group One winners.
  • Eight have won or been placed to fourth at Group One level.
  • All except the past two winners are currently in foal to Group One Winning stallions.
Why is Queensland being singled out by the Pattern Committee when our horses perform so well in the big races that follow?

Read the TBQA submission here…