Queensland’s breeding latest

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It looks like Red Dazzler has raced away in the bid to be named 2011 Qld First Season Sire.
Daytime Dazzler saluted at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, taking Red Dazzler’s statistics from 32 starters – 9 individual winners with 10 wins and 33 placings. They have earnt $391,200.
The future looks even brighter for Eureka Stud’s young sire, as while he was a good peforming 2yo he really excelled at 3 and 4 years of age which augers well for his progeny’s 3yo season.
If you’re trying to decide where to send your mares this season, you definitely need to look no further than your own backyard.
On Saturday’s card at Eagle Farm the maroons notched up another three victories.
Race 2: Hamilton Hotel 2yo Hcp (1500m) – Biggles (Jet Spur)
Race 6: Tattersall’s Arcade Hcp 1200m – Tierqualo (Sequalo)
Race 8: Total Sports Travel 3yo Hcp – Chandra (Easy Rocking)
Other Queensland stallions to impress this week include:
Willowbend’s Nothing to Lose recording his third winner from just five starters, earning him a strike rate of 60%. His latest winner, Yes Commander, took out the Manilla Imported Maiden (1400m). Collector and Senora Nenita are his other winners to date.

And Helter Skelter’s only runner to date made it three wins from three starts when 2yo gelding Pyschodelic won at Eagle Farm. Helter Skelter is Craiglea Stud’s 10yo freshman sire, he formerly stood at Willowbend.

A new Australian Sales Thoroughbred Code of Conduct has been released by the industry’s 8 major participants in order to bring greater transparency and accountability to agents acting on behalf of buyers.
In a first, the code has been signed by The Australian Racing Board, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, Magic Millions, William Inglis and Son Ltd., Federation of Bloodstock Agents Australia, Australian Trainers Association, NSW Trainers Association and Equine Veterinarians Australia.
The code is the strongest in the world alongside the United States’ code and introduces a Complaints Advisory Panel to which an aggrieved party can seek a resolution without having to resort to expensive and time consuming legal action.
Speaking on behalf of the signatory parties, Thoroughbred Breeders Australia CEO Peter McGauran said that the reforms would strengthen existing safeguards and generate greater confidence in the sales system.
Full details here…
The first inland case of Hendra Virus has been confirmed, with the death of a horse at Chinchilla, west of Dalby in South West Queensland.

Queensland Chief Biosecurity Officer Dr Jim Thompson said Biosecurity Queensland officers were on site quarantining the property.
“The infected horse had shown rapid onset of illness that was typical of Hendra virus and died in the care of a private practitioner on Friday,” Dr Thompson said.
“We understand there are four other horses on the property but full tracing is also being undertaken to locate any other horses that may have been in contact with the infected horse.
Dr Thompson said this Hendra virus infection was the furthest west that a Hendra case had been recorded.
“This highlights the need for horse owners across the state to be vigilant for signs consistent with Hendra virus infection.
“For example, owners could remove horse feed and water containers from under trees and, if possible, place them under a shelter.
“Remove horses from paddocks where flowering/fruiting trees are attracting flying foxes and return horses only after the trees have stopped flowering/fruiting and the flying foxes have left.
“Owners should also consider fencing off access to trees that are identified as attractive to flying foxes.”
Tickets are still available to the Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Awards at the Sofitel Hotel in Brisbane on Saturday September 3rd.

There’ll be a special guest peformance by John Williamson.
Tickets are $195/p for the black tie affair.
More information is available on awards@racingqueensland.com.au or by phone (07) 38699762.