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A RECORD RUN
CRAIGLEA SCOOPS THE POOL
It will be a day that Craiglea Stud’s proprietor, Stan Johnston (pictured) will long remember.
Race 1, Rockhampton, Thursday December 1st – the Cambridge Hotel 2yo Handicap 1050m.
Craiglea had five of the seven entries, one scratched that morning leaving the ‘Craiglea Five’ with just one opponent – until they reached the barriers and, in an incredible twist of fate, that ‘outsider’ was scratched.
So, in what’s believed to be a first for Racing Queensland (if not Australia) Craiglea Mandy, Craiglea Tequilla, Craiglea Vance, Craiglea Key and Craiglea Turbo brought
home all the prizemoney plus the handy QTIS bonuses (the total purse around $30,000).
Stan didn’t even need to watch the race! (although he did, laughing all the way)
History almost repeated itself in Townsville the following Tuesday (December 6th) when, low and behold Craiglea Stud had half of the ten-horse field in the Jupiters Hotel QTIS 2yo Hcp over 1000m.
Unfortunately Stan wasn’t to be quite as lucky that day and the Craiglea troop did have some competition.
However, they only just missed out on the trifecta – thanks to Kiss Me Quick putting her nose in front a little too quickly.
The first four was – Craiglea Carina, Kiss Me Quick, Craiglea Stellar and Craiglea Model.
Once again Stan drove all the way home with a grin from ear to ear and the juicy QTIS bonuses in his pocket.
RAHEEN’S GROUP SUCCESS CONTINUES
Shovhog youngster, Adebisi (pictured) notched up another Group win for the Queenslanders, cruising to victory in the G3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.
Already a proven stakes winner in the Gold Edition Plate as a three-year-old, Adebisi recorded his sixth career win when he led home a Magic Millions first six result in Australia’s feature race run over the weekend.

“Don’t ever underestimate this bloke,” trainer Desleigh Forster told AAP.

“I think he can eventually run 1600 metres but we won’t be looking at the Bernborough Handicap later this month.”

“I’d like to run him in the Goldmarket Handicap but there’s also the Lough Neagh Stakes in two weeks.”

From 21 starts of which he’s won or placed in 10, Adebisi has earned $471,000 for his jubilant connections.
That’s an outstanding return considering he cost Forster just $15,000 from Raheen Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

One of 13 stakes gallopers for Danehill’s stakes winning son Shovhog, Adebisi is from the from smart Queensland based mare Hell for Leather.

A daughter of Sanction, Hell for Leather won on seven occasions and is now the dam of two city winners from as many runners.

Adebisi’s stablemate,The Gingermeister, is a city-winning full sister.
Story here…

OTHER QLD WINNERS
The winners keep coming for the Queenslanders, as evident by results at the major meetings around the country over the past two weeks.
Yesterday at Doomben Glenlogan Park produced a winning double with
Race 1: Bollinger Champagne Hcp 1200m 2yo – Love Laughing (Falvelon)
Race 4: Mittys Handicap 1600m – Hearts’n’Diamonds (Show A Heart)
Before Adebisi (Shovhog) took out the seventh.
That was off the back of an impressive treble for the Beaudesert -based Stud last week when Queensland-bred runners won half the card at Eagle Farm:
Race 2: Southbank Ins Brokers Hcp 2400m – Racing Heart (pictured) (Show A Heart)
Race 4: Carlton Mid Country Cup 1200m – Heart to Fear (Show A Heart)
Race 5: Hardy Bros Hcp 1000m 3yo – Biggles (Jet Spur)
Race 8: Carlton Draught Hcp 1400m – Hidden Kisses (Hidden Dragon)
HENDRA SCIENCE CONGRESS
TBQA committee member, Erica Bates (pictured) represented Thoroughbred Breeders Australia at last week’s Hendra Virus Science Congress in Brisbane.
Both the TBQA and TBA were originally overlooked on the invitation list to the event, but after much political lobbying the TBA was eventually successful in securing a seat.
Erica has been representing the TBQA on various commitees dealing with HeV and Biosecurity issues, so was selected to participate.
Seventy people attended the Congress which was for the purpose of hearing presentations of the short listed proposals, and potential collaboration for Commissioned projects, vying for a slice of the $2M Open funding program which forms part of the $12M available for HeV research.
The Steering Committee of the National Hendra Virus Research program will receive recommendations from the Expert Panel who heard the proposals and the decision on which projects are successful will be finalised early next year.
RACEHORSE SURVEY
TBQA Member, Alison McTaggert is still seeking submissions for her study.
The questionnaire, “ Determining opinions of training requirements for Thoroughbred racehorses” 
 is expected to take 10-15 minutes to complete and asks questions regarding the husbandry provided to Thoroughbred racehorses in breeding and training establishments, and does not require completion at one sitting.
The results from the questionnaire are confidential and de-identified in the analysis and reporting phases.
username: horse
password: racing
This study adheres to the guidelines of the Ethical Review process of The Queensland University, project No. 2011000067.