The Bank Manager collects first trial at Rockhampton

By Tony McMahon The adage goes that “success breeds success’’ which sits comfortably with Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) and Neville Stewart’s Oaklands Stud on the Darling Downs. This leads us down the path to an offspring of that partnership, the aptly named precocious two-year-old colt The Bank Manager. Who could blame the owners of […]

Weir trained Written In Stone wins Maiden Handicap

By Tony McMahon At the risk of becoming repetitious, it appears that Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) has unearthed yet another potential high class galloper. Punching well above its weight as only one of two independent yearling sales houses in Australia outside the burgeoning bloodstock companies, Written In Stone left an indelible winning mark yesterday. […]

Buy a last-start winner, race fit and ready to go

HERE’S your chance to buy a last-start winner who is race fit and ready to go on with. Our Boy Hippy (pictured) won a 900m maiden at Dingo on Saturday, August 27, leading easily at the turn and holding off his opposition to win by almost a length. Being a four-year-old gelding who has had […]

Bauhinia Sid races today in the $24,000 QTIS 3YO Handicap

By Tony McMahon  It truly is “a never ending story” and another chapter, verse or episode is more than likely to be played out at the Rockhampton Jockey Clubs TAB race meeting at Callaghan Park today. (THURSDAY) The German fantasy novel The Never Ending Story (1979) made it to the big screen as a film as […]

Cash Dash sold for $500,000

By Tony McMahon Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sale (CYS) achieved another milestone this week when Cash Dash the 2015 sales topper at $50k was sold to Hong Kong interests for $500,000. This was confirmed by ecstatic Townsville based co-owner and former Rockhampton racing identity Ross Donovan who said –“yes the money is in the bank.” Cash […]

2016 Stallion Tender (closes 10th August)

This season we are offering a tender on a limited number of stallions. Download the Tender Form All proceeds will go towards supporting the 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale. We thank the studs involved for their generous support and hopefully we’ll see many of their sire’s progeny through our sale ring in the near future. Stallion […]

Premier RJC Achievers

By Tony McMahon Tom Button, the first-time Rockhampton Jockey Club (RJC) premier trainer could well be the youngest to have achieved that honour at Callaghan Park. Button 37, only commenced training full time just over two years ago and his rise through the ranks of his career choice in Rockhampton could be described as meteoric. […]

Photo Finish for First Season Sires’ Honours

By Tony McMahon Photo- desperately close and could be a dead-heat!!!  Sound familiar? It’s a constant on racecourses all over Australia as the race caller’s decibels skyrocket describing the closest of race finishes. That’s the looming scenario in the battle for honours in the First Season Sire’s list for Australia in the 2015-16 season which […]

QTIS Pay-Up Extended

By Tony McMahon It is important to know, particularly if you had missed the deadline that registrations for the all important QTIS pay-up have been extended. Racing Queensland (RQ) has announced that the closing date of June 30 for current payments has been extended until Friday, August 12, 2016. Through a complexity of reasons including […]