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QTIS – THIS WEEKEND
FUTURE STARS HERE – YOU’RE INVITED
The TBQA, in conjunction with Magic Millions, would like to extend a warm invitation to all our members to a special Meet and Greet.
We will be getting together at the Magic Millions Sales Complex, Bundall on Friday March 15th to have a chat over drinks and nibbles as a precursor to the QTIS race day and Sale.
Magic Millions will provide buses from their designated tour hotels at 1pm.
You have a chance to inspect the yearlings before drinks and nibbles which will be served from 4.30pm before buses take you back to the designated hotesl.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday afternoon to catch up in a relaxing atmosphere before the big weekend gets underway.
QTIS IS A WINNER
There is no denying QTIS prizemoney has improved considerably under the guidance of KevinDixon’s Racing Queensland Board, according to Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association President, Basil Nolan.
“There have been plenty of detractors to QTIS, but you can’t deny the figures and they certainly show that QTIS payouts are greater than ever before,” said Mr Nolan.
From August 2nd, 2012 to February 24th, 2013 there were 302 QTIS races and a total outlay of $2,789,943.59 to 455 individual winners.
That can be broken down to $295,184.73 outlaid over 81 Country QTIS races$1,376,513.93 paid out on 149 Provincial QTIS races$1,118,244.93 was won in the 72 Metropolitan QTIS races.
The figures show (calculated below) that QTIS eligible horses have raced for roughly $600,000 more prizemoney than for the same period in the past two seasons.
WINNING DOUBLE OR NOTHIN’
It was another winning weekend for Raheen Stud sire, Stromberg Carlson, with a race to race double at Doomben on Saturday.
The Desleigh Forster trained, Carmora, collected another $53,000 with an impressive victory in the QTIS Brisbane Fire Protection (1600m).
The 3yo gelding remains unbeaten from three starts and will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with if Forster decides to take him to the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
In the very next event, Secret Garden (pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) took her record to six wins from 18 starts for Toowoomba trainer, Paul Nolan Jnr.
She was sixth at the 400m but powered home when jockey Michael Cahill gave her a dig, to take out the Rice Naughton Buckley Handicap over 2100m. More details…
Just to show the strength of Queensland-bred horses.
Shoot Out won his third consecutive Group 1 $350,000 Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm. Story here…
While Fiveandahalfstar did Queensland proud, to be just pipped at the post in the Group 1 Australian Cup on Saturday.
QUEENSLAND MAGIC
You need to look no further than your own backyard to find a winner.
The weekly statistics prove just how sensational Queensland-bred horses perform both nationally and internationally.
On Saturday alone, Queensland bred gallopers won seven of the nine events on the Doomben program.
Agitate, by Lyndhurst Stud’s consisten sire, Sequalo, kicked off the victories, taking out the QTIS 2yo Ordanga Properties Hcp (1010m).
Black Magic (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) recorded a victory for Craiglea Stud sire, Longhorn in the Channel 7 Hcp, over 1010m.
WHY BUY QTIS…
If the sensational statistics above isn’t effort to consider purchasing a QTIS yearling at the QTIS sale this weekend, how about this…
There was $235,000 up for grabs in 14 QTIS races across Queensland this week.
$35,000 was on offer in the QTIS 2yo Handicap on the Sunshine Coast on Sunday. Voodoo Blue Magic ran away with $56,500 ($24,500 QTIS) and second placegetter, Tartan Warrior added $7,000 QTIS bonus to his $10,000 earnings. The third placegetter wasn’t QTIS eligible.
Carmora won $53,000 in the QTIS 3yo Handicap at Doomben on Saturday, thanks to a $21,000 QTIS bonus. The second placegetter was ineligible for QTIS but Kentaur, who ran third, took away $8,000, $3,000 of which was QTIS.
In the second QTIS 3yo Handicap on the day, only the winner, Discreet was QTIS eligible. Owners laughing all the way to the bank with their $53,000 ($21,000 QTIS).
$35,000 in QTIS bonuses was there for the taking in the QTIS 2yo Handicap. Agitate (pictured courtesy Dan Costello Racing) collected $56,500 thanks to the $24,500 bonus.
VALE NOTHING TO LOSE
It was a bitter sweet victory for the Lucas family and staff at Willowbend Stud on Saturday.
Epic Terra (pictured Dan Costello Racing) saluted in a fitting tribute to a Queensland sire who had so much potential.
Nothing to Lose, who stood at Willowbend Stud, died in a paddock accident last week.
The Lucas family is devastated by the loss of such a promising young sire, who has already had a stakes winner and placegetter along with numerous metropolitan and provincial winners.
2013 QUEENSLAND STALLIONS DIRECTORY
DON’T MISS OUT
Just over TWO WEEKS remains for your chance to secure your spot in Queensland’s most sought after Breeding magazine.
Production of the 2013 Queensland Stallions Magazine is now underway.
This is the ‘Breeders’ Bible’ and outlines Queensland’s best stallions, to help broodmare owners with the tough decision of where to send their mare.
Ten thousand copies of the magazine are distributed Australia-wide and it is the first Stallions publication released each year, at the start of June.
If you would like to advertise your stallion contact Lisa Frappell on 0402 490 501.
Trade advertisements are also available, so if you have industry related goods and services this is a perfect and well-priced way to reach your target market. For trade ad information contact Stacey Silver 0419 020 733.
But you’ll need to hurry as bookings close Thursday March 28th. Don’t miss out.
Download Booking Forms here…
HENDRA INFORMATION SESSIONS
More Hendra Information Nights will be held around the State – at Cooroy on Monday March 11th, Boonah on Tuesday March 12th, Dalby and Cairns on Monday 18thth March 2013, at Tully on Tuesday March 19th and Townsville Thursday March 21st.
Join us as we explain the dangers of Hendra, the risks in our area and the importance of vaccination. Get all of your Hendra questions answered by experts.
You’ll be updated on:
The performance of the vaccine since it became availableVaccination rates in our region and nationallyNew data only recently availableClubs and Industry Body positions
Plus all your Hendra questions will be answered!
Attendance is free but space is limited.

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