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The latest QTIS Premiership statistics have been released.
Bryan Guy remains on top of the 2yo Trainers Premiership for the season with $80,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney, but Stuart Kendrick has been bumped from second position to fourth with Peter Fleming now second, collecting $70,700 in QTIS bonus cash and Len Treloar has moved into third spot with $51,300 in bonus prizemoney.
There’s been no change in the 3yo Trainers Premiership with Bruce Hill, Matthew Dunn and Tony Gollan retaining the top three positions collection $119,700, $101,600 and $93,900 in QTIS bonus prizemoney respectively.
No Problem (pictured, Dan Costello Racing) joins Celestial Dragon, Setfire to Therain & Stroak at the top of the table for 2yo Runners on Earnings, each collecting $49,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney. Element of Chance has held on to second position with $36,200and Grapevine and Vienna Royale have been joined by Sarisara in third spot with $24,500 in QTIS bonus prizemoney each.
Queen of the Lochs has returned to the top of the 3yo Runners on Earnings leaderboard and has surged ahead with $83,500. Hot Saga has now collected $58,200 and also passed last month’s leader Bodega Negra who now sits in third position with $52,500.
March is all about the Magic Millions QTIS Sale for Queensland breeders, owners and trainers.
The cream of the crop of Queensland-bred yearlings are showcased and snapped up by savvy purchasers from not just the Sunshine State, but right around the country. You won’t find a better sale than this one and that statement is based on the following facts.

The 2013 Magic Millions March QTIS Sale was the best juvenile performing sale in the country. It produced more individual winners pre-Christmas than any other sale. That is an amazing statistic. And in the four months of two year old racing until the start of February this year there were twelve individual 2yo QTIS graduate winners that have won eighteen races.

Between them, those QTIS graduates alone have amassed over one millions dollars in prizemoney, that’s one sixth of the sale gross which was just over $6 million dollars. They are pretty impressive statistics and prove just how good the QTIS sale is.

photo – Stroak, courtesy Dan Costello Racing
QTIS graduates continue to fly and collect the big dollars for their effort.
This week there was eight QTIS races across the State with a total of $140,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney up for grabs.
Both 2yo and 3yo QTIS eligible horses were racing for $85,000 rather than $50,000 at Eagle Farm on Saturday thanks to the QTIS prizemoney. Unfortunately neither winner was a QTIS horse, as a result they collect $32,000 instead of $56,500. A big difference for connections. Second place prizemney was boosted to $17,000 rather than $10,000 and it was $8,500 rather than $5,000 for the third placegetters thanks to QTIS.
At the Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Ipswich, Rockhampton and Sunshine Coast the prizemoney increased from $10,000 to $22,000 due to the QTIS bonus. The elgibile QTIS placegetters collected $15,000 for the win rather than $6,500, second place went from $2,000 to $4,300 and third jumped from $1,000 to $2,200.
It pays to own a QTIS horse.
Photo – former QTIS winner, Secret Harmony (courtesy Dan Costello Racing)
On 31 January 2014, the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 was amended to include a compulsory code of practice for transport of livestock.
The code aims to protect the welfare of all livestock being transported. The code reflects national standards and aligns Queensland with other states and territories.
The code applies to anyone involved in the transport process for commercial and non-commercial livestock either by road, rail or by a road vehicle aboard a ship. The transport process starts once livestock are assembled prior to loading and continues until the animals are unloaded at the final destination.

Full details here…

Rural Skills Australia is conducting a Farm Sector Employer Survey in conjunction with the National Farmers’ Federation to help build an accurate picture of the employment challenges facing the farming sector.
The National Farmers’ Federation has accepted the challenge of leading the development of an Agricultural Workforce Development Plan. This is the principal objective of an Australian Government cross-portfolio initiative that facilitated the established of the National Agribusiness Education Skills and Labour Taskforce (NEST).
The Agriculture Workforce – Farm Sector Employer Survey has been developed to gather data that will inform and shape the development of the Agricultural Workforce Development Plan.
It will assist with the collection of vital employment data and to develop an informed understanding of critical employment and labour related issues affecting the farm sector and wider NFF membership.
We welcome and appreciate the assistance of stakeholders to circulate the survey link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VHLGMHF– to their membership, contacts and associates. The survey is also available from a pop-up link on the Rural Skills Australia website at www.ruralskills.com.au.
The survey will be conducted over a four week period from 23 January and concluding on 20 February 2014.