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The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association Committee would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to everyone affected by this latest flood tragedy.
It’s hard to believe that a ‘one in one hundred year event’ could hit twice in just two years. Thankfully we had more warning on this occasion and were able to be slightly more prepared than in January 2011.
While the loss of life has been significantly less, damage to property is still severe and it is certainly extremely devastating for thousands of people across the state.
Our prayers are with everyone as they try to recover and rebuild.
If anyone needs assistance with relocating flood-stricken horses and temporary agistment please contact the TBQA office 0412 026 540.
If anyone can offer temporary agistment please contact the office info@queenslandbreeders.com.au with name, phone number and where you are so that we can keep your details on the register.
Wattlebrae Sire, Court Command (pictured) continues to prove why he took out Queensland’s 2012 First Season Sire with winners and placegetters right around the globe this weekend.
Courtz Boy continued his ultra-constitent form by winning the fifth race at the Gold Coast, the Class 3 Plate over 1800m on Saturday.
In Hong Kong, Court Command made it an International Double when promising 3yo, Bullish Friend, won the Class 4 Handicap at Sha Tin for Champion trainer, Tony Cruz.
QTIS owners will be thrilled to know that almost half the bonuses from this week are back in the kitty, waiting for winners.
$78,000 was up for grabs at five QTIS races across the State, only $38,250 was collected.
At both Townsville on Tuesday and Doomben on Wednesday only the winner and third placegetters were QTIS eligible.
Eliza Park have announced that first-season sire Pressday has been euthanized after succumbing to a tumour on his spleen.

Pressday (pictured) was retired to Eliza Park’s Queensland operation as a foundation sire in 2012 after a career highlighted by winning Brisbane’s two-year-old triple crown in 2010.

Raheen Stud graduate Tiger Pete is heading for black-type company after completing a winning hat-trick in the Perth Racing Sprint (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Tiger Pete (4g Shovhog – Bligh Bounty by Forging Ahead) has won 7 races in 12 starts and earned over $191,000 since Raheen sold him for just $19,000 at the 2010 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
“This horse is going places,” stable foreman Brett Wolfe said. “He’s probably put on 40kgs since his last prep and is a big, strong horse now.”
The Shovhog gelding will be set for the $100,000 LR Bunbury Stakes (1400m) on March 10.
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Nothing To Lose, continues to impress despite having only limited runners.
The Willowbend sire’s stud career commenced at the height of the Equine influenza outbreak in 2007 but even so, his results and statistics are outstanding. With only 35 horses to race he has had 14 winners and 2 stakes-performers.
Ben and David Lucas, from Willowbend, are now hoping the success continues on the international circuit after Lose It (Nothing To Lose ex Maroon Roses), was purchased by Hong Kong interests for a six figure sum.
Lose It is now known as Military Command and has settled in well in Hong Kong for his new trainer Andreas Shutz and is being targeted at the Hong Kong Derby in March this year.
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Biosecurity Queensland is managing a new Hendra virus case near Mackay after a positive test result was received on Saturday.
Queensland Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Rick Symons said one horse had died on the property after becoming unwell early this week.
“Biosecurity Queensland is in the process of quarantining the property. There are other horses on the property and we will be working to determine what contact the infected horse had with other animals,” Dr Symons said.
“Testing and monitoring will then be undertaken over the next month.”
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