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, […]

The Bank Manager takes the money again!

In an unusual twist, it was The Bank Manager who carried out a heist with a difference at Mackay yesterday (Feb 21) TUESDAY and in the process virtually got away with “blue murder”. However, this bank manager had customers throughout the nation cheering as he raced away to win the $24K QTIS 2YO Handicap (1050m) […]

2017 Interactive Sales Catalogue Now Online

“Class personified” is an apt definition of the calibre of thoroughbred yearlings being offered at Rockhampton’s Capricornia Yearling Sales (CYS) on Sunday, April 2. That’s a given after perusal of the 2017 catalogue of 93 yearlings which was posted online on the Central Queensland Thoroughbred Breeders Association website this week. Queensland’s leading studs will be […]

Who will take out the 2017 Capricornia Yearling Sales Classic?

Pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that’s completed with the outcome of Rockhampton’s richest juvenile race, the $118,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales Classic (1200m) are starting to fall into places. The Classic, for two-year-old horses sold through the 2016 CYS in Rockhampton, is the middle kingpin of a Festival of Racing in Rockhampton from March 31 up […]

Samba Rio sets eye on 2YO Classic after debut win

By Tony McMahon Rockhampton racing’s latest “kid on the block”, Samba Rio is enjoying some down time after his ultra impressive Callaghan Park debut win last Thursday. Trained by the ever expanding Shane Sigvart stable, Samba Rio (b/br g 2 Drumbeats- Explicit Vixen x General Nediym) literally had the drums beating after his runaway win […]