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LET’S SEE WHAT LNP CAN DO FOR RACING
LNP WIN – A WIN FOR RACING
The Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association would like to congratulate Campbell Newman and the LNP on their resounding victory in tonight’s Queensland Government election.
“This could only be a positive move for the breeding and racing industry,” said TBQA President, Basil Nolan.
“We have had numerous deputations with the former Shadow Minister for Racing, Tim Nicholls with positive results, along with very pleasing correspondence with the new Queensland Premier – Campbell Newman himself – in the lead up to this election.”
Mr Nolan said the LNP was always very receptive to the TBQA view points and he is confident a positive partnership will be formed between the Breeders and the new Government.
“They’ve already outlined a commitment to increase prizemoney for racing,” said Mr Nolan.
“Of course we want to see a much bigger slice of the pie for our industry, but this is a step in the right direction and I am confident our concerns will at least be listened to by the LNP.”
The structure of Racing Queensland Limited and the ramifications of that will also remain under the close watch of the TBQA President and Committee.
“We all need to regroup and work together for the betterment of racing,” Mr Nolan stated.
“This will only occur if all racing groups are one force – there is strength in unity and that is what we must work towards now.”
The other major issue the TBQA will continue to fight for is a moratorium on coal seam gas and mining encroachment on prime agriculture and breeding land.
While not going as far as endorsing a moratorium on CSG and mining, the LNP has promised planning reforms and more extensive consultation in threatened areas, particularly the Scenic Rim and Darling Downs.
“These areas are crucial for the livelihoods of the majority of Queensland’s breeders and we must continue the pressure to save them.”
Mr Nolan plans to meet with the relevant representatives of the new Government as soon as the dust settles on the election.
“The TBQA will hit the ground running, we know what our industry needs and we want to see some of these measures implemented as soon as possible, while we continue to work for further improvements,” said Mr Nolan adamantly.
“Now let’s see exactly what the LNP Can Do for racing.”
LAST CHANCE
This is your last chance to secure a spot in the prestigious 2012 Queensland Stallions Directory.
BOOKINGS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY – MARCH 30th.
This is one of the most sought after Stallion Directories in the country, with over ten thousand copies distributed. Don’t let your competitors get an advantage over you.
If you would like to promote your Stallion contact Lisa 0402 490 501.
If you have goods or services related to the breeding or racing industry, trade advertisements are also available. Contact Stacey 0412 026 540.
The Directory will be distributed from June – DON’T MISS OUT.
You can also download booking forms from www.queenslandbreeders.com.au
AN EASY TWO STATE STAKES TREBLE
Wattlebrae Stud is celebrating after an outstanding day for consistent sire, Easy Rocking.
The sire claimed a winning double at Doomben, including a quinella in one of the races, and then topped it off with a Listed interstate winner.
The impressive feat began when 5yo mare, Kumali (by Easy Rocking out of That’s Precious) won the Fillies and Mares OMW over 1350m. It was a comfortable win over fellow Queenslander, Zamboni (by Bradbury’s Luck).
Then, towards the tail of the Doomben program, Trombone Alley (by Easy Rocking out of Monsoon Margaret) won by a long neck over yet another Easy Rocking, 6yo Side to Side to give Wattlebrae the double.
Another Queenslander rounded out the trifecta in De Bois (by Dantibes out of Countess Kwila).
The day got even better for the Darling Downs Stud as the Easy Rocking onslaught continued in South Australia when Bagman (pictured) had an easy 3/4 length win in the $80,000 Listed Matrice Stakes at Morphetville.
It was his best win to date for the 5yo gelding whose record stands at 23 starts for 8 wins, three seconds and three thirds with over $260,000 in the bank.
A CLEAR QUINELLA
Clear Mountain Fairview sire, Outback Prince (pictured) has broken his Saturday metropolitan maiden status, with a gutsy win from 3yo Outback Grande.
Ridden by little known New Zealand apprentice Maija Vance, Outback Grande was right on the speed throughout and squeezed through a narrow opening with just 100m to go to win by a neck in a courageous effort.
Outback Grande was passed in as a yearling at the MM Premier Sale last January and retained by Bob and Maree Frappell. They’re laughing all the way to the bank now after the classy chestnut gelding collected the QTIS cash, taking his first place prizemoney today from $32,000 to $54,000.
Grande’s full sister, 2yo Backa Burke, is currently his stablemate at Michael Nolan’s Toowoomba facility.
While his yearling filly half sister (by Clear Mountain Sire, Tycoon Ruler) was sold to Gold Coast trainer Kelly Dougherty.
Second past the post, Defenceman (by Reset), was also bred by Clear Mountain Fairview, out of their mare Zero Colour.
Zero Colour had a stunning yearling filly (by Tycoon Ruler) who sold to racing enthusiast Dr. Kim McCasker at the QTIS sale.
Incidentally, Clear Mountain Fairview could amost lay claim to the trifecta, with third placegetter, Carlson’s Felt spelling at CMF as a two year old colt. (also Queensland bred – by Raheen Stud sire, Stromberg Carlson)
Other winners on the Doomben Card today were:
Race 2: The Good Guys F&M 1350m – Kumali (Easy Rocking)
Race 6: The Good Guys Open 1350m – Meet George (Rock of Cashel)
Race 7: The Good Guys C,H&G 1350m – Trombone Alley (Easy Rocking)
Race 8: The Good Guys Class 6 1110m – Norocos (Show A Heart)
QTIS REGISTRATION
Don’t forget if you purchased a yearling from the QTIS Sale you need to make sure it’s registered to be eligible for the scheme.
YOU MUST pay the final registration fee by JUNE 30th, 2012.
The payment for QTIS Sale yearlings is $900 + GST for a Queensland-bred yearling or $2500 + GST for a Breed-back.
If you have a yearling that you would like to enter into QTIS and the initial payment was not received by October 14th, 2011 you haven’t missed out.
You simply need to make a full payment by June 30th of $2250 + GST for a Queensland bred yearling or $6300 + GST for a Breed-back.
We hope you take advantage of this terrific incentive scheme.
For further information or registration forms please contact 07 3869 9732 or go to the QTIS link on www.queenslandracing.com.au