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Clear Mountain Fairview sire, Tycoon Ruler (pictured) has hit the ground running for the 2012/13 season.

Consistent Tycoon Ruler gelding, Jet Style, has now won two from three this preparation with a barnstorming finish at Eagle Farm in the Class 6 4yo+ over 1400m on Saturday.

The Donald Baker trained six year old jumped well and settled back midfield before surging home to beat the favourite, Koranovsky, by 1.3 lengths in a perfect ride by apprentice Ryan Hurdle.
The good win follows a similar dominating performance on the Gold Coast a fortnight ago when Jet Style flashed home to win by 2.3 lengths.
He has now pocketed almost $80,000 for connections with six wins, four seconds and seven thirds from just twenty four starts.
His wins have ranged from 950m -1400m showing the versatility of Tycoon Ruler’s progeny.
Lyndhurst Stud is proud to reveal the first foal produced by their newest sire, Drumbeats.
The bay colt (pictured) is out of Classy Eagle (Montjeu)
From the stakes winning family of Monaco Consul, Military Plume, Con Air, Nicconi and Niconero.
Queensland’s rich thoroughbred breeding and racing history has been formally recognized with the appointment by the Brisbane Racing Club of prominent historian David Gibson as its Principal Archivist and Historian.
David is one of Queensland’s most knowledgeable historians and has more than 35 years’ experience in the ‘Business of History”, first at the Queensland State Archives and more recently as Director of historic Newstead House. He is excited at this new challenge, and is looking forward to enhancing the community’s support and understanding of thoroughbred racing in Queensland.
“Here is one of Queensland’s most important industries, employing men and women from families with a deep affinity for the turf. We have a duty to preserve and celebrate those many great moments in racing history. This is a history which honours the magnificent thoroughbred horse and pays tribute to the race clubs, breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys, strappers, stablehands and their many support teams,” he said.
A dedicated Archives Centre, which includes a reference library, pictorial record, art gallery and special display areas, is presently being established at Doomben racecourse to augment the fascinating Racing Museum located in the Old Tote building at Eagle Farm racecourse.
David has just returned from a private visit to the United Kingdom and Europe where he attended a race meeting at historic Newmarket as the guest of leading bloodstock agent Oliver St. Lawrence. David enjoyed the opportunity to view the magnificent collection of thoroughbred racing history and art at the famous Newmarket Museum and the Jockey Club.
David’s appointment to the Brisbane Racing Club began on August 1, and he is leading lead a dedicated team of volunteers from the Thoroughbred Racing History Association in planning exciting times for the public presentation of the history of thoroughbred racing in Queensland.
There is still much to do to retrieve, restore and conserve our magnificent collection of thoroughbred racing history, and David would be very happy to hear from interested persons or clubs who would like to join the Thoroughbred Racing History Association to assist in this project, arrange a tour of the Racing Museum, or have information to share.
He can be contacted by email : heritage@brc.com.au
Edward Allan BELL (Ted) : 11/5/1924 – 27/8/2012
Edward Allan (Ted) Bell was born 11th May 1924 in Ascot Vale which is the neighbouring suburb to Flemington of course where the famous Melbourne Cup is run.
Ted was the youngest of six children, his Mother, Annie and his Father, William Henry, always known as “Harry”. Ted’s father was from a famous boxing family, he was a butcher and owned a few shops in Melbourne.
Ted was a good student at school, he came from a working style background but sort of broke the mould. He really wanted to become a Jockey as a teenager but his school Principal advised his parents against it as he was too smart. On leaving school he became a professional boxer, his eldest brother also known as Harry who Ted idolised was 20 years older than him and had been a very successful fighter. Ted had three professional fights, won all three and decided it was a mugs game and gave it away.
Ted continued further studies and went on to become a prominent Public Accountant with his own practice E.A. Bell Public Accountants which is still active in Moonee Ponds, Melbourne today. In his late 20’s and early 30’s Ted also held a bookmakers license.
Ted and his wife Lily and son Allan bought a property at Mutdapilly and established one of the most successful training and breeding studs in South East Queensland know as Victory Park Stud. They stood numerous Stallions including the exceptional Niebo and Our Paddy Boy. Ted trained many winners from Flemington to Eagle Farm, notably Vigo, Galaxy Gal, Campbell’s Castle, Our Cavalier just to name a few.
In 1980 Ted sold the stud and retired from Training soon after. He purchased the Café at Haigh Park Lake Moogerah near Boonah where Ted, Lily and Caroline turned it into a lovely Restaurant/Café until he decided to sell and retire to the Gold Coast.
Ted was a thorough gentleman and was married to Lily for 61 years, she was his constant companion and pillar of strength.
Ted loved his family first, horses second and his beloved AFL Team, North Melbourne which he supported for 83 years. Up until just recently, Ted could be seen having a game of golf on a weekly basis with his son and best mate Allan.
Ted Bell was a remarkable man he had a life full of excitement and laughter and will be sadly missed by his wife Lily, daughter Caroline and Rob, son Allan and Coleen, grandchildren, Allan, Martin, Harry and Jacqui and two great grandchildren Tom and Sam plus other family members, Amy and Laura.