The Capricornia Yearling Sale Carnival Begins

The bard William Shakespeare’s word from the play Richard 111 -” A Horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” will resonate in Rockhampton over the next three days. Indeed, as over the two TAB race meetings at Callaghan Park race course today and tomorrow some 200 thoroughbreds will race while just over 100 yearlings […]

Curtain To Lift On Capricornia Yearling Sale Carnival

Rockhampton’s record-breaking Capricornia Yearling Sale Carnival blasts into ignition at 12.57pm tomorrow with an extended eight race TAB card featuring 118 horses at Callaghan Park racecourse. Testimony to the strength of juvenile racing in Rockhampton, 31 two-year-olds accepted to run in the $31,000 QTIS 2YO Maiden (1050m) and Racing Queensland reacted positively splitting the race […]

22 Oaklands Thoroughbred Yearlings Heading to Capricornia Yearling Sale

Just before dawn today at 4.30 to be precise, a contingent of 22 thoroughbred yearlings will be loaded onto livestock transports at Oaklands Stud on the outskirts of Toowoomba headed for Rockhampton. Their destination will be the Robert Schwarten Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds which has been transformed into a makeshift satellite stable complex to house 109 […]

Capricornia Yearling Sale Weekend Set To Break All Records

he much-anticipated Capricornia Yearling Sales Racing Carnival embracing first class race days at Callaghan Park on Friday and Saturday as well as the yearling sales on Sunday is set to break all records. Why wouldn’t it be considering entries for the two days of racing topped 300 and Sunday’s draft of 109 yearlings selling at […]

Winning Publicity The Best Publicity…

As the proverb goes “any publicity is good publicity” but in the racing industry the best publicity is winning publicity. Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales first staged in 1988 and on-again next Sunday at the Rockhampton Showgrounds, has endured and prospered over all those years through winning publicity. For me it is rather eerie as during […]

Tiger Love Not Running In The 2YO Classic

Highly promising Brisbane filly Tiger Love has become the first high profile casualty from the line-up of Saturday week’s $125,000 CYS 2YO Classic (1200m) and will not be running. The Better Than Ready filly burst into calculations for the Classic when a brilliant first-up winner at the Gold Coast recently and was immediately set for […]

Rockhampton Barrier Trials Unearth Some Coming Winners

While the Callaghan Park barrier trials held on Tuesday  had little bearing on the likely outcome of the $125,000 CYS 2YO Classic (1200m) on April 13, they certainly unearthed some coming winners. The Lyle Rowe trained Bantu Bay (b g 2 Hvasstan-Pokomo x Piccolo), who seems assured of sneaking into the Classic field in Rockhampton, […]

$500,000 in Prize Money will be distributed over Capricornia Yearling Sale Weekend

As Rockhampton racing gears for its record-breaking Capricornia Yearling Sales three days Carnival from Friday, April 12 until Sunday, April 14, piece by piece the plot is starting to thicken. Callaghan Park racecourse will play host to two glamour TAB race meeting s on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 preceding the Capricornia Yearling […]

Two Better Than Ready’s Prep for $125,000 2YO Classic Showdown

A wealth of knowledge in thoroughbred bloodlines convinced Brisbane racehorse owner Robbie Zuttion that the progeny of first season sire Better Than Ready were going to be valuable assets to acquire. Zuttion got two of the stock of the now famous BTR brand at last year’s Capricornia Yearling Sale in Rockhampton and now he and […]