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There is a fresh new face on the 2011-2012 Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association committee.
The committee was announced at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting at the Toowoomba Turf Club.
213 members voted, which Returning Officer, Jeff Stevens, said is an excellent ratio to membership numbers.
Sitting members, Jeff Kruger and Stan Johnson were re-elected, along with newcomer Michael Frappell (pictured with Gai Waterhouse).
All three were clear winners in the vote count.
“Thanks to everyone who took the time to lodge a vote, as the Committee represents you and your input is crucial,” said TBQA President, Basil Nolan.
Jeff and Stan return with a wealth of experience.
“Their knowledge in both breeding and racing, here and internationally, has been great for the committee over the years and I am thrilled they will be able to continue to contribute over the next three year term,” said Mr Nolan.
“Michael Frappell provides talented fresh blood which I believe is very important for any committee and I look forward to working with him and hearing his ideas,” said Mr Nolan.
Michael is the Stud Manager at Clear Mountain Fairview and the son of former TBQA President, Bob Frappell.
Simon Gleeson was another new candidate to throw his hat in the ring this year.
“While he fell a little short of the tally on this occasion, I believe Simon has a lot to offer the TBQA and I hope he will stand again at some point in the future,” Mr Nolan stated.
Sitting committee man, Allan Gee was the other nominee not re-elected.
“I would like to thank Allan for his time over the past few years and his valuable contribution to the TBQA. I wish him well in his future endeavours,” said Mr Nolan.
The Thoroughbred Breeder’s Queensland Association Annual General Meeting on Friday was a huge success.
25 people attended, and I would like to thank them all for their time as it is a very busy time of year for us all and many of those at the meeting came from Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and Warwick.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our TBQA members, your support is vital to the success of the Association and the more members we have, the more weight we hold with Government departments.
That has certainly been seen over the past twelve months with issues that the TBQA has lobbied hard for, such as the Oaks, QTIS, Hendra Virus Funding and the Artificial Insemination Federal Court case that is currently underway.
While I certainly hope the next twelve months is not as dramatic, you can be assured that the TBQA will continue to fight for the best interests of Queensland breeders.
The Doomben card on Saturday showed why you need look o further than your own back yard for a well-bred runner.
Queensland horses won an impressive five events on the eight event program.
Race 1: Coca-Cola Amatil Hcp 1200m – Prost (Show A Heart pictured)
Race 2: Coolabah Tree Cafe Hcp 1615m – Bevico Girl (Easy Rocking)
Race 3: Origin Kebabs Hcp 1615m – Carry Me Bluey (Carry the Flag)
Race 4: Noodle Box Hcp 2020m – Secrets Untold (Sequalo)
Race 6: Fay Gibson Hcp 1350m – Extreme Mover (Falvelon)
An Equine Placement is being sought for an 18 year old English woman through the International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) and AgriVenture programmes.
International Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA) have been offering the opportunity to 18-30 year olds to experience life and work in another country since 1963 and we are currently in the process of trying to broaden the current opportunities that we offer.

Equine placements are becoming ever more popular and so we are now looking to find new placements for our new Trainees applying.
I currently have a young lady, 18 who is looking to extend her knowledge of working with horses which she has done for a number of years.  At present we are unable to find a placement for her within Australia where she was hoping to stay for a period of around 5-7 months.
All of our Trainees are interviewed before we accept them onto our programmes.
Our website www.agriventure.com will provide you with a lot of background information about our organisation, our aims and objectives and what we hope to offer our Trainees.
Or you can contact Clare Wass on clare@agriventure.com
The annual Queensland Festival of Horse is once again upon us with another terrific program.
The Furlong Stud EQUINE HALL of FAME blacktie Dinner Induction Ceremony will be held at the Glenvale Room, Toowoomba Showgrounds on Friday 23rd September from 6pm. It’s $80pp for a two course meal.
Saturday September 24th is the annual Fitton Hopeful Plate Charity Raceday at Clifford Park with the first 2yo race of the season. $75pp for a two course meal with canapes.
And Sunday September 25th is the Thoroughbred Stud Tour leaving Clifford Park at 7.45am. $105pp.
For more information or to book for any of the above, contact Del Fitton 4630 1379.