Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Race Day for Families; Gympie's Muster Cup Winner Ran Second in Last Saturday's 1375m Goondiwindi Cup

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Race Day for Families; Gympie's Muster Cup Winner Ran Second in Last Saturday's 1375m Goondiwindi Cup

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A GREAT family day is planned for next Saturday's Gympie Times Raceday with free admission. Youngsters can enjoy a jumping castle and face painting while the six races and fashions of the field will cater for the more mature racegoers.

Review of scheme

RACING Queensland has announced a review of the Queensland thoroughbred Incentive Scheme for the 2013/14 season. RQ is calling for suggested improvements to the following: Entry to the scheme, race series, prizemoney distribution and the QTIS Yearling sale. Craiglea principal Stan Johnston has already weighed in with a discussion paper on QTIS, posted on the Craiglea Stud website. He said the new prizemoney structure for QTIS races would have resulted in a drop of about 20% in prizemoney won by Craiglea horses under the previous allocation. Last season Craiglea horses won just over $500,000 but this would fall to about $388,000 this racing season if they had won the same races.

Disappointment

NOMINATIONS for this Saturday's Bundaberg races highlight one disappointing aspect of country racing, in that the higher class races almost always attract the fewest entries. The main race at Bundaberg, the 1050m Ulton Cup, drew only five entries even after nominations were extended with 42 entries for the five races. At Bell, the first of the Celebrate Country Series $10,000 races resulted in eight nominations for the 1000m Open Handicap with 59 horses nominated for the six events there. It seems that, regardless of prizemoney on offer, there is a dearth of open class horses prepared to race on country tracks.

Muster winner beaten

GYMPIE Muster Cup winner Thegreatandthegood ran second, beaten a half neck, in last Saturday's 1375m Goondiwindi Cup behind the Lyn Paton-trained Hootilla (J.Hoopert). Thegreatandthegood was beaten by a similar margin when he was ridden by 4kg claimer Luke Tarrantran.

Tarrant wins twice

TARRANT journeyed to Morven last Saturday where he rode two winners including the 1800m $11,000 Morven Cup on Team Thunderstone.

History could be made

HISTORY could be made in this Saturday's St Ledger in England if the Montjeu colt, Camelot, becomes the first horse in 42 years to complete the Triple Crown in Great Britain. …

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