Half-brother to Hidden Nature wins at Gladstone

It was ironical for Central Queensland breeders Greg and Elaine Sturgiss that their aptly named Changeintheweather (USA) gelding Lookslikerain should win at the Gladstone Turf Club race meeting on Saturday, June 4. After the Ferguson Park sand track had been drenched with almost 80ml of rain in the days preceding the meeting, the skies were […]

CYS Quality

Rockhampton’s inaugural three days Festival of Racing, embracing back-to-back race meetings at Callaghan Park on Friday and Saturday was consummated by the resounding success of it’s the third leg the Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) yesterday. SUNDAY Despite a catalogue of 20 less horses than the previous year, the 2016 sale grossed $935,000 compared to $978,500 […]

Thrilling Racing in Rockhampton

Saturday’s $112,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) 2YO Classic (1200m) produced all the ingredients of thrilling racing theatre through a spectacularly close finish followed by a dramatic sequel at Callaghan Park. So as is said “hold on to your horses” and read on! The cheers arose as favourite Bagus (Bridget Grylls, $3.00) forged to the lead […]

Oaklands Rock into Rocky

Renowned as being a leader in the field of thoroughbred breeding, it came as no surprise when Neville Stewart’s Oaklands Stud contingent of 17 yearlings was first to arrive in Rockhampton for Sunday’s thoroughbred yearling sale. After all, Oaklands for many decades has been a leader in its field. The big horse transporting rigs rolled […]

Capricornia Classic Classic

While opinions are divided about the outcome of Queensland’s richest race today SATURDAY there is one constant set in stone – its 29th running undoubtedly contains the best field on record. That’s the scenario that has unfolded into the lead-up of the running of the $112,000 SMW Group Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) to […]

Raheen Family Affair

The show – that is the theatre of the Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) at the Rockhampton Showgrounds tomorrow SUNDAY probably wouldn’t go on without yearlings from Raheen Stud, Warwick. The father and son Nolan family team of Basil senior and Basil junior have been selling yearlings at the venue for yonks. Offspring from the lines […]

SMW Group Race – Rockhampton

Queensland racing’s richest event this Saturday, the $112,000 SMW Group Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) being run at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse has attracted its best field since inception in 1988. No fewer than a remarkable seven individual winning two-year-olds, as well as another eight such placegetters are among the final 18 acceptors from […]

Carrara One Of CQ’s Excellent Stallions

Breeding thoroughbreds as a pastime or on a commercial scale is not for the light hearted. Often the fires of the most passionate breeder are extinguished by the intricacies which abound in so many spheres associated with any form of livestock breeding. In thoroughbred breeding where invariably success is determined by racetrack glory, pedigree formulas […]

Love Does Conquer All!

Love Does Conquer All! It’s true “Love Conquers All” and seemingly so also on the racetrack going by the performances of early stock of the magnificent thoroughbred stallion bearing that name. A millionaire performer himself, Love Conquers All (b 206 Mossman –She’s A Meanie x Prince Salieri) is already vying for the lead as Australia’s […]