Capricornia Yearling Sale Wraps-Up for Another Year

Organisers of Sunday’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) in Rockhampton breathed sighs of relief after receipts were “slightly higher and better than expected”. After to say what at the very least was a “trying week” leading up to the sales at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, the average price of yearlings sold was higher than the corresponding sale […]

Full sister to Helarocity first to reach Rockhampton Showgrounds

In the racing industry “first” means everything. So the omens were good for an athletic grey filly that was not the slightest bit non- plussed with being the first of an expected 93 of her ilk to arrive at the Rockhampton Showgrounds yesterday. Maude, as she is stable named by her breeders Ben and Amelia […]

Don’t forget about Lot 94

Would-be buyers at Sunday’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) at the Robert Schwarten Pavilion at the Rockhampton Showgrounds shouldn’t let Lot 94 sneak under their guard. Hang on a minute “Mr Scribe”; have you been on the drink as the official catalogue only has 93 thoroughbred yearlings listed? Suppose you are going to say Lot 94 […]

Friday race delay makes way for Super Saturday at Callaghan Park!

Get set Rockhampton for the “Daddy” of all race meetings at Callaghan Park racecourse on Saturday! Following the abandonment decision yesterday WEDNESDAY of Friday’s TAB races at Callaghan Park, four races have been added to Saturday’s gala program making it a mammoth ten race extravaganza. It promises to be one of the biggest race meetings […]

Weather will not prevent the Capricornia Yearling Sale

Horse racing and weather phenomenons such as cyclones share a commonality – uncertainly. Little wonder racing industry stakeholders in the wider spectrum are on tenterhooks as Cyclone Debbie appears on the radar just days before Rockhampton racing’s biggest weekend of the year. Over the two races days of Friday and Saturday, which have attracted a […]

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 […]