Tash Chambers set to ride Hurry Up Kelvin in 2017 Classic

Widely travelled jockey Tash Chambers 37, has “resurfaced” and has sufficient talent to rise to the occasion and win next Saturday’s (April 1) $116,000 Capricornia Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park racecourse. Chambers, who mixed race riding in Mt Isa with working underground in the mines there for two years, has been engaged […]

Capricornia Yearling Sales Weekend Looking Magic

The pleasing results from this week’s two days Magic Millions March Yearling Sales on the Gold Coast indicate that organisers of the Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) in Rockhampton on Sunday week have much to look forward to. A classy draft of 93 yearlings with 87 of those carrying lucrative QTIS bonus incentive prize money will […]

Oakwood Farm confident for 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale

Capricornia Yearling Sales vendor Bob Woods of Oakwood Farm, Haigslea has every reason to be confident of his draft selling extremely well in Rockhampton at the forthcoming sale on April 2. Among the draft of five Oakwood yearlings are four of the progeny of highly sought after stallion Top Echelon. At the Magic Millions March […]

Oaklands Stud could have six starters in the 2YO Classic

In what looms as being unprecedented in the modern concept of Rockhampton’s richest race, the $116K CYS 2YO Classic (1200m), the progeny from one stud may have as many as six of the starters. Neville Stewart’s Darling Downs nursery Oaklands Stud, the leading vendor at last years Rockhampton Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) holds that enviable […]

2YO Classic – Who Will Take Race Honours in 2017?

Darling Downs’ thoroughbred breeder Neville Stewart and Rockhampton trainer Tom Button are set to play a dominant role in the $116,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) at Callaghan Park on Saturday, April 1. Oaklands Stud has produced three of the top four qualifiers for the Classic, which is Rockhampton’s richest race while Button has […]

What does Laurel Glen have on offer for this year’s sale?

In an era where promotion and communication are prerequisites to successful sale outcomes, Central Queensland thoroughbred breeders Kerrod and Glenda Smyth are virtually in a race of their own. The couple along with other family members conduct the Laurel Glen Equine Centre at Alton Downs. Each year the boutique breeding venture sends a quality draft […]

Bonus $100k on the line for Aquis 2017 Yearling Sale Buyers

Courtesy of Aquis Farm one of Australia’s fastest emerging entities in the thoroughbred breeding scene; some lucky owner is in the running to snare Rockhampton racing’s richest winning prize money purse next year. Aquis will pay the winning owner of the 2018 Capricornia Yearlings Sale’s (CYS) 2YO Classic (1200m) a $100K bonus if the winner […]

2017 Capricornia Yearling Sale Weekend Approaching Fast

The build-up to one of Rockhampton racings stellar carnivals, highlighted by the $118,000 Capricornia Yearlings Sales (CYS) 2YO Classic (1200m) takes further momentum at Callaghan Park races on Thursday. The Carnival comes in three parts. It kicks-off with the $110,000 Rockhampton Mayor’s Cup meeting on Friday, March 31 at Callaghan Park which is a full […]

Shigzag’s Rise

The resurgence of “grey power” on Central Queensland racetracks of late ran in the genes when Shigzag scored an impressive win at Callaghan Park, Rockhampton last Thursday. It came as no surprise to Shigzag’s owner, breeder and trainer Neil Vagg of Dalma that the foal sired by Shinzig and dropped by Aspiran on November 7, […]