The latest from QLD breeders

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Just to kick the section off today- Wattle Brae stud have announced that group 3 winner WALKING OR DANCING will stand for $4,400 this season. Congratulations to all involved and i am sure he will be a hit with Queensland breeders at that great price
Thanks to the work of Committee member, Gary Turkington, the TBQA is developing a close relationship with former Australian jockey and trainer Lyle Plumb, who is now based in China.
The Chinese market is growing rapidly and this new partnership will create fantastic inroads for Queensland breeders.
Mr Plumb is the General Manager of China’s newest five star equestrian facility, the Qingdao Jiangshan Jockey Club, with his son Ryan running the racing side.
The training centre opened on May 1st and is complete with tracks, walking machines, pools and much more. It is already filled with Australian horses purchased last year.
Racing is expected to start in 12 weeks, with construction well advanced on the facility.
The exciting news for breeders is that another permit has been acquired for an extra 200 thoroughbreds, which Lyle Plumb hopes to purchase later this year in Australia.
Aushorse is hosting a function for the final leg of Singapore’s Golden Horseshoe Series and you’re invited.
Aushorse sponsors the race series for 2YOs and the final leg,
the G2 Aushorse Singapore Golden Horseshoe is being held on Friday, 20 May as part of Singapore’s International Racing Festival.
Aushorse will be hosting a function to coincide with this race meeting as part of its sponsorship at the Singapore Turf Club, function and they would like to see as many breeders as possible, so you are welcome to attend.
The Aushorse race is being held in the lead up to the biggest and richest weekend of the season in Singapore, highlighted by the Singapore Airlines International Cup and the KrisFlyer Sprint held two days later on Sunday, 22 May.
It’s an opportune time to travel to Singapore if breeders can make themselves available.

Numbers are limited so if you’d like to attend contact Rowena: or 02 9663 8477.

Despite a strong crowd, the Capricornia Yearling Sale was much as expected.
“We were hoping for a little better but there is no doubt the effects of recent disasters in the region were reflected in results,” said Magic Millions acting managing director, David Chester.
Only 63% of the 101 lots catalogued sold, with the average price $7,741.
A colt by Ferocity topped the historic after making $27,000.
“Magic Millions are committed to developing this sale on behalf of the Central Queensland Breeders, and given the events in recent months we are even more determined to grow this sale over the next few years,” said Mr Chester.
TBQA Vice President Stan Johnson has been honoured for his hard work and dedication during the January flood crisis.
On behalf of the TBQA committee, Central Queensland trainers presented Stan with a bohemian chrystal vase during the Capricornia Yearling Sale Race Day last week.
Stan worked tirelessly for almost a month, covering thousands of kilometres to collect and deliver feed and help transport horses from flood stricken areas.
His efforts helped breeders and trainers continue to feed their stock and also enabled a number of trainers to relocate so that their livelihoods wouldn’t suffer.
The TBQA committee, and I’m sure all the people who Stan helped, are grateful for his efforts.
Stradbroke Handicap plans for Beethog were given a boost when the classy mare scored a gutsy win in the listed Silk Stocking Handicap (1200m) at the Gold Coast.

Prepared at the track by Les Kelly, Beethog was sent across the field from a wide barrier early by Joe Bowditch and from there they wouldn’t be headed.

“She’s going to the Stradbroke,” Kelly said.
“She had a foot injury after she won the Guineas and she’s only had four starts since then.”

Beethog, now a multiple stakes winner, is doing a great job for her connections.

Beethog’s impressive record reads out at four wins and four minor placings from just 13 starts and earnings of $235,650 – not bad considering the Raheen Stud offering could have been yours for just $10,000 at the 2008 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.