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Qld Winter Carnival Profile: Bling It On

12:08 PM 01 Jun 2016 NZST
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Bling It On
Bling It On
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The 2016 Racing Queensland UBET winter carnival is fast approaching and in the coming weeks, Queensland harness broadcaster Chris Barsby will profile a number of major players vying for the top prizes.

With 18 Black Type races on the program for the 2016 Winter Carnival, the carnival’s pinnacle in 2016 is the G1 Blacks A Fake, which now boasts an impressive $200,000 in stakes.

The carnival spans from May 28 to July 30.

Here’s a profile featuring a pacer that loves the state of Queensland and looks set to be a major player in all of the major open class events in July.

Name: Bling It On

Stable Name: Yank

Age: 5yo stallion

Owner: Harvey Kaplan, Sammy Kilgour, Peter & Zilla O’Shea, Tracy Lamb and Allan Fairley

Trainer: Belinda McCarthy

Driver: Luke McCarthy

Prizemoney: $1,077,731

Biggest win: Gr.1 Queensland Derby, Gr.1 Gold Coast Cup, Gr.1 Australasian Breeders Crown 2yo Final

Target: $50,000 Sunshine Sprint (July 9) and $200,000 Blacks A Fake (July 16)

Trainer says: “He’s been an absolute delight from the day he entered our stable and he just continues to amaze us. The Brisbane winter carnival has been on our radar for some time because he just loves it up there, his record is just unbelievable and the UBET Picket Fence challenge makes strong appeal this year so we’re looking forward to being a part of this carnival.”

Barsby says: “A rare type that has achieved at the highest level each and every year he has raced and his love affair for Queensland is well documented. Given the hard and relentless style of racing in Brisbane, he’s always going to be a major threat because of his brilliant acceleration and point to point speed. Expect him to be a serious player again this winter.”

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