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Plans were thrown into utter chaos on Tuesday afternoon. Hardly ideal when approaching a harness racing Gr.1 $100,000 feature which is scheduled for later in the week, but somethings can’t be avoided. This is the situation that the Dux family is now facing on Saturday night when talented type Covert Beauty starts in the QBRED Triad 3yo Fillies Final at Albion Park. Because late on Tuesday afternoon, Mark Dux was involved in a nasty fall which left him unconscious after copping the backwash of an incident which he simply couldn’t avoid. Wrong place, wrong time. After being kept in the Royal Brisbane hospital overnight, the news got worse when he learned that his filly has drawn the second-line in Saturday’s feature and a new driver is obviously required. “It wasn’t the best of days on Tuesday; I have no recollection of the fall itself which is probably a good thing because it wasn’t a pleasant experience. We’ve engaged Mathew Neilson to handle the filly, we thought about giving my daughter (Madi) the opportunity because she does a lot of work with this filly but thought it was a bit much given what’s unfolded this week.” Dux said. Despite a tricky second-line draw, the Art Official filly still rates among the leading chances because of her trademark finishing burst which she has displayed on numerous occasions this term. Covert Beauty scored a stylish victory last week at Albion Park when charging down the outside, her preparation has been timed to perfection and Dux is confident her biggest payday is very close. “As we know, the draws are everything in racing nowadays and while it’s disappointing we have to overcome a second-line draw, I know she is clearly one of the best fillies in this field. Her record is very good but with a little more luck in some of these other features she has contested; it could easily be a lot better. “I’m very happy with where she is at going into this final, her win last week was very good and she’s trained on well since. I think we’ll know our fate early, if we get a quick lead time we know we’re in with a shot but if we don’t get it, it’s mathematically impossible. “The Dixon fillies (Get In The Groove & Cherish The Moment) loom as the toughest to beat with their front-line draws plus their form is very solid. It should be a good race and hopefully we get a genuine tempo which will give everyone a chance.” Dux will be sitting on the sidelines for the next fortnight owing to his concussion but he’ll be trackside on Saturday night cheering loudly for his filly. Covert Beauty is raced by her breeder, Stephen Dux, older brother of Mark. Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016

It would be a major shock if Team Raboki doesn’t win the QBRED Triad mares harness racing features this Saturday night. The astute stable prepare top fancies Bettorthanspecial and Bettor Promise in the Gr.2 $50,000 classic at Albion Park and the classy mares look set to dominate another Brisbane feature. And both mares are drawn to dominate again. Bettorthanspecial will start from the coveted inside gate while Bettor Promise starts from gate three. But the stable don’t want any unexpected shocks and plan to keep it simple. “The draws are ideal and we will keep it very simple tactically, Bettorthanspecial will lead while Bettor Promise will more than likely race without cover. We don’t want to overthink the situation, let’s keep it simple and win the race.” Co-trainer Scott Miller said. The two mares have raced head to head on 20 occasions and have finished one/two on ten occasions while Bettorthanspecial holds a slender lead in the head to head bracket. And Bettorthanspecial holds the advantage again this weekend after landing the better draw of the two. In their final hit-outs last weekend, both mares were surprisingly beaten. “While both got beat we weren’t disappointed because both performed well at a high level after the races didn’t play out the way we expected them to unfold. They have both trained on well this week and look set to run big races again. “Bettorthanspecial did a really good job last week after racing without cover in really fast time; she never gave up and looks the horse to beat because of the draw. I thought Bettor Promise was ok last week after starting from a bad draw, the time in her race was ok too. “There’s nothing really between them, if anything, Bettorthanspecial has higher speed but Bettor Promise is probably a little tougher so it really evens out in the end. We will put both mares out after the weekend and bypass the winter carnival, they’ll have a break and we’ll get them ready for Sydney later this year.” If successful, there will be no time for celebration for the stable with a road trip to Sydney scheduled for Sunday with talented rookie Three Of The Best starting at Menangle next Tuesday. The Breeders Challenge is the target and following his out of sort’s performance last month in the Australian Pacing Gold Final at Melton, the Mach Three gelding has trailed impressively on two occasions at Albion Park. “At this point, he’s taken no harm from that race in Melbourne, both trials have been good and he’s relaxed both times. He hit the sulky wheel in Melbourne and coupled with the fact he’s a Mach Three, it didn’t take much to set him off. “This series has always been on the radar for him and this is the last round of heats so hopefully he can qualify. We really like him as a horse and hopefully he can keep improving.” Meanwhile, current stable star Ultimate Art will venture to the Albion Park trials next Tuesday afternoon. With the winter carnival looming, the Modern Art gelding has won his past 7 starts and connections are keen to build on that with the UBET Picket Fence promotion a key target. Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016

Harness racing trainer / driver Grant Dixon is counting his lucky stars. The leading horseman heads to Albion Park on Saturday night with a number of chances in the QBRED Triad Finals and their tasks have been made a little easier after landing perfect draws. Classy three-year-olds Get In The Groove and Frankie Rocks have both drawn the coveted inside gates in their respective Gr.1 $100,000 features and now looms as the pacers to beat. As an added bonus, stablemates Cherish The Moment and Leos Best have also landed front-line draws. “It was a big relief to get some good draws because these finals are quite even, I don’t believe there is any standout in any division and the barriers were always going to play a major role in the outcomes of these races. We now have to make the most of them, that’s the challenge.” Dixon said. Dixon will partner both Get In The Groove and Frankie Rocks and the plan is simple for both pacers. He wants to lead and win. “Getting the good draws really takes all the guesswork out of the race and my plan is to lead and hopefully go all the way with both, sounds easy enough but I’m sure it won’t be good as it sounds because things can change dramatically in these big races. “I think Get In The Groove will be hard to beat, her form has been pretty sound all season long while some bad luck has cost her at times but from this inside draw, she’ll race really well. Her efforts in Sydney were strong before returning home and being wiped out in the Breeders Classic Final last month but her trial recently was good. “Frankie has been a little indifferent at times this season but this is his chance to land a big race victory and the draw is crucial. He’s got gate speed and he likes to lead so he’ll take some beating but horses like Leos Best and Catcha Lefty are very good. His best form is generally at the shorter distance but he’s proven at this distance so I’m hopeful he can take this out. “I’m happy with all of the team going into these finals, Cherish The Moment and Reds Jet Star can both win if luck goes their way while Leos Best continues to race in excellent form this season. Earl Jujon will probably need some luck owing to the draw but his form is good.” The stable is also strongly represented in the Gr.2 $50,000 QBRED Triad 4yo Finals but face stiff opposition in both divisions. And the draws haven’t been as kind. In the mares final, Dixon will send out Lively Luna, Remember Ruby and Feel The Faith while in the Entires and Geldings final the stable is represented by Duke Jujon. Dixon was forced to scratch Belle Jujon from the mares final. Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016

It looms as a battle of major proportions. A race that should prove very entertaining; two big four-year-old pacers going head to head in a feature harness racing event at Albion Park. The prize is the Gr.2 $50,000 QBRED Triad Final for Entires and Geldings. The clash between Major Cam and Major Coup should be epic. Both pacers are still raw but possess natural power and continue to build impressive records as they charge through the grades. And both pacers are HUGE in size, Major Cam races in a 67 inch hopple while Major Coup sports a 64 inch hopple length. Major Cam has returned in sparkling form this season winning 5 of his 8 starts while Major Coup has won 7 of his 14 starts this term including the Listed $25,000 Breeders Classic Final at his most recent start last month. “It’s been a good season so far for Bro (Major Coup) but we’ve still got a few races left this season including this feature this weekend. We’ve been patient with him and he’s now rewarding us for that patience, I’m really happy with him going into this race.” Trainer Wayne Graham said. “He races well fresh and his recent trials have been solid; he hit the line well on Tuesday after performing well against Avonnova the week prior. The draw is an obvious concern and considering Major Cam has drawn the front-line; it makes it very difficult and gives him the early advantage.” He added. At his most recent start in the Breeders Classic Final at Albion Park on April 1, Major Coup led throughout as a $1.20 favourite before being freshened. The Art Major gelding has trial on three occasions to fit him for Saturday’s event. In the Breeders Classic Final, Major Cam was amongst the vanquished when finishing fifth but plenty has changed since that race. Major Cam was only having his third run back from a lengthy break and since that start, the Art Major gelding has won four of his next five starts. On Tuesday, Major Cam was beaten as a $1.60 favourite when third behind Sparkling Cullect and Macworthy which left connections a little perplexed. “Going into a feature a few days later, you don’t want a hard run but that’s what we got on Tuesday and we didn’t need that but he’s come through that race well and we’re confident he can bounce back this weekend.” Co-trainer Darren Weeks said. “He’s a nice horse with a good future and this race is well within his reach, Major Coup beat us in the Breeders but he had the draw, now the roles have been reversed and we hold the upper hand early with a front-line draw.” He added. Punters have rallied around Major Cam with his front-line draw and have installed him favourite for Saturday’s feature. Both horses look set to clash again in winter carnival features in July. Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 28 May 2016

Young harness racing gun Paul Diebert has produced a consistent display in the sulky to claim the 2016 BOTRA Queensland Young Drivers Championship. Competing against nine of Queensland’s best young drivers over three nights at Redcliffe and Albion Park Harness Racing Clubs, Diebert proved too good for his rivals to finish on 63 points overall, ahead of Matt Elkins (58.5 points) and Amy Rees (57 points). The 21-year-old made the most of his opportunities over the course of the six heats to record two wins and a second placing. Diebert outdrove his concession claim at the start of the year after driving 200 winners and the NSW Riverina born talent said he hoped the Championship victory could lead to further opportunities. “It feels fantastic to get the win,” said Diebert. “The other drivers who competed in the series are talented drivers and fortunately I was able to make the most of the horses I drew during the heats and came up with the win. “I haven’t had as many drives since I outdrove my claim so hopefully this win gets me in the spotlight and is the start of some exciting things to come.” View the final points standings View Paul Diebert’s profile here’ Harness Racing Young Guns Communications Manager Adam Gardini

While we get a thrill out of the harness racing spectacle, what is perceived as a low to medium risk activity for driver and horse can in a flash become very dangerous. Such a flash occurred on last Wednesday night in the final race at Redcliffe. Just as the mobile barrier - with its field of green 2yo pacers reached the 1780 metre release point in the home straight - one of their number, Flippa Penny broke stride, altered direction and checked Mister Hart. Driven by Barty Cockburn, Flippa Penny partially dislodged driver Darrell Graham from his sulky. As the horror unfolded, Graham was dragged for a short distance by one leg, his foot being wedged against the sulky stirrup. Upon freeing his foot, and skidding along the track, Graham kept the reins for a further 20 metres before being forced to let his horse go. Worse was to come, with Flippa Penny then shifting ground and running straight over the fallen Graham, causing serious injury to one leg. Graham went to surgery on Thursday morning with his future mobility resting on the modern surgeon's skills and armoury of pins, plates and screws. One thing is certain. Graham will be missing from the racetrack for some time. All we can do is hope for a full recovery for the "Lord Mayor of Fernvale". Graham's stats, which have come to a temporary halt, are: as a trainer (lifetime) - starters 15,557 for 2230 winners and 3354 placings, earning $9.829 million. This season: 463 runners for 69 winners and 107 placings with prize money of $405,039. His efforts in the sulky amount to (lifetime) drives 13397 for 1975 wins and 3020 placings and prize money of $8.328 million. This season, drives 216, wins 23, placings 49 and, in the bank, $160,821. Unfounded rumours THE rumour mill caused a minor stir when it was suggested that Queensland Harness was about to follow Harness Racing Victoria's decision to ban standing starts for pacers in that state. Happily, at this point, no such decision has been taken, with current figures indicating that standing start events hold quite favourably against the average mobile event on a meeting to meeting basis. The shift in Victoria is scheduled for the start of the new season on September 1, but it is likely that the controversial policy will be up for a re-think sometime before that. It stands to reason that, with the renaissance of "Show" racing in Queensland, standing starts would find a new lease of life. Marburg boost IN the extra good department is the news that the Marburg Pacing Association has won a Gaming Fund Grant, which will be spent on a new child proof fence on the outside of the Marburg Showground harness track. The MPA recognizes the great contribution made by grant application writer Kellie Reinke. Winter excitement THE 2016 Racing Queensland UBET winter carnival is fast approaching. In coming weeks, Queensland harness broadcaster Chris Barsby will introduce a number of the brightest stars chasing the warm weather prize money. With 18 Black Type races on the program for the 2016 Winter Carnival, which opens with the Triad Finals for Q-Bred 2-3 and 4yo's on May 28, and concludes on July 30, the carnival's pinnacle in 2016 is the G1 Blacks A Fake, which now boasts an impressive $200,000 in stakes. First in the line-up is Ultimate Art, owned by Kirsty Formosa in Newcastle NSW and trained here by the Shannon Price/Scott Miller partnership. Ultimate Art is driven by Peak Crossing-based Barty Cockburn. It's a 6yo gelding with a resume of 65 starts for 27 wins and 14 placings for a bank roll of $405,263. The all round equine package has dominated the Albion Park fast class events since coming north. "Right now, Ultimate Art is the form horse of Queensland harness racing and looks a legitimate threat to any interstate or New Zealand raider bound for the carnival,'' Barsby said. "It doesn't matter if the race is a sprint affair or a staying contest; he's equally effective at both distances. Importantly, his gate speed has improved markedly since racing consistently at Albion Park, which is a dangerous sign for his rivals". Ultimate Art's targets are the $50,000 Sunshine Sprint on July 9 and the $200,000 Blacks A Fake on July 16. Handy tips SELECTIONS for Albion Park tonight. R1: Box trifecta 1-3-8: The Pac Man (G. Dixon)-Munroe ( C. Turpin McMullen)-Goulburn Guy (S. Graham). R2: Quinella 1-8: Remember Them (N. Dawson) and Chattanoogachoochoo (B. Graham). R3: Quinella 1-8: Cullens Jewel (M. Dux) and Nurse Feelgood (G. Whitaker). R4: Box trifecta 2-6-8: Lombo Ranmiles (H. Barnes)-Yerrington Bob (A. Rees)-Tenacious One (N. Dawson). R5: 2-6-8: Majestic Mach (G. Dixon)-Caesars Folly (M. Neilson)-Avonnova (S. Graham). R6: E/w 4: Fours Enuf (B. Barnes). R7: Quinella 1-8: Exceptional Mach (Chantal Turpin-McMullen) and Couldn't Resist (M. Neilson). R8: Quinella 3-8: Bettor Than Special (S. Graham) and Sicilian Slumber P. McMullen). R9: Box trifecta in four 2-3-4-8: Sunnivue Ted (B. Barry)-Morning Fawlty (B. Barnes)-Justabitnoisy (D. Lee), Saratoga (G. Whitaker). R10: Quinella 2-10: Millwood Chloe (D. McMullen) and Bettor Promise (B. Cockburn). Honour board THE leader board retreats to safe ground this week. Double act Pete McMullen, leading driver on four wins, and better half Chantal Turpin-McMullen, scored identical figures in the training department. Gold Coast at Albion Park, May 13: Exceptional Mach (Pete for Chantal Turpin-McMullen); Drifting Away (Danielle McMullen for Vicki Rasmussen); Blue Colla Moon (Pete for Chantal Turpin-McMullen). Albion Park, May 14: Secret Smile (Danielle McMullen for Ryan Veivers); Bells Beachouse (Pete for Chantal Turpin McMullen); Gallymont Sport (Trent Dawson for Geoff Dawson); Purple Royale (Matt Elkins for Greg Elkins). Albion Park, May 17: Galaxy Hunter Steven Doherty for Mal Charlton); My Precious Fling (Pete for Chantal Turpin McMullen); McKay (Gary Whitaker for Graham Gavin). Redcliffe, May 18: White Eyed Girl (Greg Elkins); A Good Chance (Amy Rees for Donny Smith); Major Montana (Matt Elkins for Darrell Graham). Gold Coast at Redcliffe, May 19: Little Lizzie Jove (Nathan Dawson for Michell Dawson); Katniss (Gary whitaker for Meredith Hanrahan); Change The Nation (Nathan Dawson for Stephen Bunz); The Last Gindi (Gary Whitaker for Donny Smith); Better Tulhurst (Brendan Barnes for Alistair Barnes); Plain Dream (Rob Gorman for Jay Edmunds). Trot Tactics with Denis Smith Reprinted with permission of the Queensland Times site

Classy harness racing mare Barynya now calls Queensland home. The proven Group One winning mare has raced at the highest level in Tasmania, Victoria and more recently in New South Wales where she had little or no luck. Her future looked destined for North America with connections fielding several offers in recent times but ultimately no deal was struck or finalised. So, owners Lloyd and Judith Whish-Wilson decided to send her further north where she has joined the stables of in-form trainer Jack Butler. The Blissfull Hall mare makes her Brisbane debut this Saturday night in the Listed $25,000 Flashing Red, a race named in honour of the dual New Zealand Cup champion. And while Butler is optimistic, he’s convinced she’ll perform well against the boys. “There’s no doubt she is a classy type, her record proves that and she’s always competed at a very high level throughout her career. I know she’s the only mare in this field but I think this is a good start point for her, she’ll improve on whatever she does this weekend.” Butler said. A winner of the 2014 Victoria Oaks, Barynya is yet to race under standing start conditions and takes on proven Grand Circuit performers like Ideal Scott, Mach Alert and Majestic Mach among others. Barynya will start from a 10m handicap. “The stand is a little unknown but she qualified safely back in Tasmania and I have spoken with her original trainer Dick Eaves and he gave me a good report about her qualifying trial. Having the class she has, she’s got brains and she’s sensible so I’m confident she’ll handle it. “She’s only been here for about two weeks and I haven’t given her a trial but she’s been racing so her fitness levels are pretty solid. I just thought this race would be a better option because it should be a steady tempo early rather than a flat-out mile race where they never back off. “There are some nice options coming up for her during the winter carnival including some mare’s only type races. I think the plan is to race till the end of the season before heading off to stud but her form will ultimately decide which path they go down.” Another classy mare in the care of Butler is Shes A Runa, a winner of the Gr.1 2014 New South Wales Oaks at Menangle. And the Jeremes Jet mare looks extremely well placed in the Burwood Stud Mares Pace over the 2138m distance despite having a second-line draw. “We discovered a little issue following her first start for me last month and I’m confident she’s ready to go this weekend, the first-up run was really good and her recent work has been really pleasing. I think she will do a very good job up here over the coming months.” Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 14 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 14 May 2016

April certainly represented a big month of change for the Queensland Racing industry.  The debate on the Racing Integrity Bill (2016) is now complete with the Bill passing in Parliament on the 21st April.  There is obviously a lot of work that now needs to be done to understand the amendments that were made and ensuring the division of Racing Queensland Departments is a smooth as possible with minimal disruption to racing operations.   From our team's perspective, it is business as usual and we look forward to working with Clubs and keeping you updated as we learn more about the new-look Racing Queensland. A welcome and congratulatory note to Racing Queensland's new harness racing Board representative, Margaret Reynolds.  I'm sure all will agree that Margaret's experience and passion for the industry is second to none and I'm sure she will be a wonderful ambassador for the sport.  A note also to congratulate Anthony Collins on his new role as Secretary of BOTRA to fill the gap that Margaret will be leaving.  Anthony is sure to bring a new energy and drive to the group and will be a great asset to the BOTRA team. Enjoy this exciting month of racing as we start gearing up to the Winter Carnival and we look forward to continue working together towards a bright future for our sport. Finally, congratulations to Kelli Dawson, Ken Rattray and the connections of Destreos on their historic achievement and breaking Cane Smoke's 25-year record for number of starts. David Aldred Club Liaison & Development Manager     Queensland enacts strongest racing integrity regime in Australia The Racing Integrity Bill 2015 was passed in Parliament on the evening of the 21st April and will mark the birth of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) and the separation of Racing Queensland’s existing Integrity and commercial functions. The Minister for Racing, The Hon Grace Grace, released a statement on Friday 22nd announcing that the Queensland Parliament had passed laws to prevent another animal cruelty scandal in racing, creating the strongest racing integrity regime in Australia. QRIC was established to implement the recommendations of the MacSporran Commission of Inquiry into greyhound live baiting.  QRIC will be headed by one of the State's most senior police officers Ross Barnett with the Minister commiting to covering the costs to run the QRIC division until 2020. The Minister's statement reinforced the Queensland Government's commitment to restore public confidence in the racing industry and the improvement of animal welfare and integrity. The MacSporran Report highlighted animal welfare risks that were found to not be adequately assessed or managed, under-resourced and a lack of accountability.  The development of QRIC will enable Racing Queensland to focus on its core commercial activities - race scheduling, prizemoney and marketing. There were a substantial number of amendments made to the bill as it went through the Parliamentary process and we are still assessing the nature of these amendments however, it is already clear that the bill’s passing will reform the structure of the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board and dissolve the three individual racing code boards and the Racing Disciplinary Board. This is an exciting time for racing in Queensland and we will be embracing the new structure and the opportunities it presents in Queensland.   Introducing Racing Queensland's Harness Racing Board Representative Margaret Reynold’s passion and drive for the sport of harness racing extends over 40 years of voluntary service to Queensland from the Far North to South-East.   Margaret has owned, bred and raced horses for many years and served as a Director on the Queensland Harness Racing Board, Queensland Harness Racing Ltd and Queensland’s BOTRA committees. Outside of harness racing, Margaret has had an impressive professional career working in senior retail, marketing, sales and promotional roles including international positions for Myer and David Jones. We have no doubt Margaret will be a wonderful ambassador for the sport and look forward to her leadership and passion bringing a bright future for harness racing.   QBRED scheme announced for 2016-17 Racing Queensland announced on 30th March, 2016 a revised QBred Scheme that includes $1.4 million in bonuses and feature race prizemoney for the 2016/17 racing season.  The revised scheme comes as a major win for the industry following ongoing negotiations between Racing Queensland and the Breeders, Owners, Trainers and Reinspersons Association (BOTRA) to refine proposed changes to the QBred scheme outlined in the Tracking Towards Sustainability (TTS) Plan. Under the new agreement, the existing QBred scheme will be retained until August 31, before a revised structure is implemented from September 1, 2016. The key components of the revised QBred scheme include: A $7,500 race winning bonus to be paid to the registered owner of any pacer or trotter that is successful in a specified QBred race conducted in Queensland for 2YOs. A $7,500 race winning bonus will be paid to the registered owner of any pacer or trotter that is successful in a specified QBred race conducted in Queensland for 3YOs. Race winning bonuses apply for the first win of the season in a QBred specified race. The 2YO and 3YO pacers and trotters have the opportunity to win a QBred bonus on any Career or Metropolitan penalty event they contest. These bonus payments will not be applicable on any Graduation Penalty races, Penalty Exempt Races or the Consolations and Finals of the QBred Triad Race series. Albion Park will host the QBRED Triads this month on Saturday 28th Maywhere over $370,000 in prizemoney will be on offer QBRED registered and eligible horses can race for the following bonuses and stakes in 2016-17 2YO & 3YO Bonuses $7,500 QBRED bonus for any 2YO pacer or trotter $7,500 QBRED bonus for any 3YO pacer or trotter QBRED Triad Race Series (5% of winning stakes paid to breeder) $100,000 QBRED Triad 2YO (Each Sex) Finals $50,000 QBRED Triad 3YO (Each Sex) Finals $20,000 QBRED Triad 2YO (Each Sex) Consolations $30,000 QBRED Triad 4YO (Mixed Sex) Final 2016-17 QBRED scheme is for 2YO or 3YO horses as of 1st September, 2016. FOR MORE QBRED INFORMATION VISIT RACINQUEENSLAND.COM.AU/QBRED   Redcliffe gearing up for Yearling Sale Series 8 Following Redcliffe's 2016 Yearling Sale on Sunday 3rd April, the Club is now getting ready to host the Race Series from 25th May heats and Final on 3rd June.  With Garrards on board once again as the Series sponsor, a prize purse of $80,000 is on offer for the Group 2 Final.  Nominations for the Race Series are exclusive to horses sold at the 2015 Garrards Redcliffe Yearling Sale and those who have made their sustaining payment.  The Final night will also feature the $20,000 Redcliffe Derby scheduled for the same exciting night sponsored by the Northgate Comfort Inn & Suites. Click here to see the 2016 Yearling Sale results   NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED FOR SALE - first rights open to Clubs to bid on screens and marquees Head of Operations, Declan Martschinke wrote to all Clubs on 18th April advising them of the sale of Racing Queensland's screens and marquees with Clubs being offered the first right to bid.  During the consultation process when developing the Tracking Towards Sustainability plan, Racing Queensland received overwhelming support to sell these assets.  The first round of the process allows clubs the first right to place their bid on the items for sale. Please click here to download the information brochure Please click here to download the letter of offer document (revised version emailed 27/4/16) Clubs will have the chance to view the screens set-up at Albion Park at 11am on Wednesday 11th May. For more information contact Lucy McIntosh on 3869 9421 or email  Prizemoney Boosted to $200,000 for Blacks A Fake The Group 1 Blacks A Fake has received a prizemoney boost to $200,000 in a move which is set to further enhance the status of the Queensland harness racing's richest race.  The enhanced prizemoney for the race has been achieved within Racing Queensland's existing budget parameters.   Click here to read the complete media release distributed on 11th April, 2016   FREE Regional Workshops available for Clubs The Building Active Communities Workshop program provides free workshops to increase the skills and knowledge of community sport and recreation volunteers such as committee members, officials and administrators.  The workshops aim to: Focus on key local issues to build  capacity of local clubs through the skills and knowledge of volunteers Inspire new ideas and help you take on challenges which you may face in your volunteer role Increase involvement with sport and recreation clubs and organisations in Queensland The workshops are held throughout the state.  Here is a list of all workshops being held in May in the south-east.   Click here to visit the website and register if you're able to attend: 9 May          Grant Writing, Toowoomba (6-9pm) 10 May        Facility Management, Currimundi (6-9pm) 11 May         Financial Management, Gatton (6-9pm) 19 May        Sustainability - LED, Waste & Electricity, Noosa (5:30-8:30pm)   Trots at Toowoomba Show a huge hit Darling Downs Harness Racing Club president Anthony Collins said the reintroduction of racing to the Toowoomba Royal Show has been welcomed by industry members and well received by show goers. The crowds at Toowoomba Show love the trots and it was once again a highlight on the program.  This year’s racing was highlighted by the Ross Weidemann Memorial Handicap, raced in honour of the Downs harness racing stalwart.  The emotional Memorial race was won by Stacey Weidemann driving Ghost Gum closely followed by her Aunty Lola behind Dontbefoolish. Click here to listen to Anthony Collin's great call of the Final race Mini-Trotters stole the show at Kilcoy With the unexpected and unfortunate cancellation of the thoroughbred race program on Sunday 24th April, the mini-trotters became the highlight of the day and put on a wonderful show for the crowd.  The kids enjoyed their four races which was then followed by a "retired drivers" race.  The crowd loved the minis and showed their appreciation with loud cheering and applause.       Profiling Jacob Wallace 22yo Jacob Wallace is a New Zealand horseman who has made the move to the Sunshine State 10-months ago and is thoroughly enjoying his lifestyle change.  Wallace hails from a non-racing family but learned his craft under the legendary Tony Herlihy in the Auckland area and is looking for more success in Queensland.  Jacob is working with Darrel Graham's Pacing Stables. Excerpt and photo from the May edition of PACE magazine.  For the full profile, see page 15 in PACE.   Winter is coming... 2016 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival 3 June - 30 July 2016 Albion Park Raceway and Redcliffe Harness Racing Club It’s Queensland’s time to shine on the national harness racing stage, 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 and is sure to attract interstate talent, those from across the Tasman and our local champions!  Download the 2016 QLD Harness Winter Carnival Schedule Download the 2016 QLD Winter Racing Carnival Brochure For online nominations please visit HARNESSWEB OTHER RACING EVENTS IN MAY Trots at Gympie Show - 12th & 13th May, 2016 Trots at Boonah Show - 27th May, 2016 The Flashing Red @ Albion Park - 14th May, 2016 BOTRA Queensland Young Drivers Championships Heats - @ Redcliffe - 18th May BOTRA Queensland Young Drivers Championships Heats & FInal - 20th & 21st May QBRED Triads - Saturday 28th May

In-form young couple Pete McMullen and Chantal Turpin enjoyed a harness racing career highlight last weekend. Last Saturday night, the talented duo landed a training quartet at Albion Park and went within a whisker of training half the program after being beaten by a nose margin. Ironically, it was McMullen aboard the Stewart Dickson trained Lancelot Bromac that edged out Boom Boom Hall in the Lunchbox Lodge Spelling Farm Pace. Their winners included Overlap, Munroe, Run Fatboy Run and Motu Young Jacob. “A huge thrill for both of us and our staff, we were hopeful of a good night because we had some good draws and we were able to convert them which is great. It’s a definitely a best for us at a metropolitan meeting, it would’ve been extra special to get that fifth winner and prepare half the card but it wasn’t to be but it gives us something to aim at in the future.” McMullen said. Based at Patrick Estate and working a team of 35 currently, the winners have flowed consistently again this season for the young couple. They currently sit a clear second on the state trainers’ premiership table behind perennial performer Grant Dixon. As it stands, they currently sit on 99 winners for the season and look set to break their best record of 125 winners which they set last season. It will be the third straight season they have achieved a century of winners. In the drivers’ premiership table, McMullen sits second behind reigning Australian Driver of the Year in Shane Graham. “It’s all about hard work and we’re committed, we have a training complex that we’re still improving on and we’ve got some really good owners that are providing us with good opportunities. We’ve kept improving since we bought our property and we’re keen to surpass last year and we’re on track. “I thought we had some chances last week and things went our way, Overlap has been really consistent this campaign and he was well placed with a claim for Hayden (Barnes – driver) who handled him perfectly. Munroe hasn’t had the chance to lead for some time and he’s a much better horse on the front end so he was always going to race well from his draw. Run Fatboy Run has taken some time to sort out but we’re really happy with his form and he was great leading throughout while the good trotter Motu Young Jacob wasn’t a complete surprise, I drove him bad recently. “The way the game is going, draws are so vital and we had a number of good marbles last week and it makes such a big difference. Hopefully, we can back-up this weekend and do the same again.” This weekend, the couple has nine runners entered for Albion Park. Meanwhile, stable star Mattgregor is close to a racetrack return following an injury setback earlier this year which derailed a southern campaign. The New Zealand bred three-year-old has won three of his four starts to date, all at Albion Park and all in sub 1:54 times. “He’s probably a few weeks off a trial but we’re happy with the way he’s coming along, we’ve gelded him during his time off and the attitude is much different now, he’s great to work with now. “The winter carnival is our target for him so hopefully he will take the next step forward this campaign.” The Gr.1 Queensland Derby on July 16 is the main aim. Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 07 May 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 07 May 2016

It was a night to remember for Wayne and Lyn Graham. Within the space of 25 minutes, the popular Queensland couple snared their biggest double during their long and decorated careers in harness racing after claiming the Gr.1 $322,000 Australian Pacing Gold Fillies Final at Tabcorp Park Menangle plus the $80,000 Albion Park Gold Final. Park Life, handled by their son Shane, claimed the Sydney classic while in-form reinsman Adam Sanderson handled Jossie James in the home state feature. The respected couple have been a regular fixture in Brisbane harness racing circles for decades and has enjoyed tremendous success with such stars like Sparkling Melody, Mach Alert, Yahoo Buckaroo, Lively Highlander, Bossys Henry, Power In Disguise, Innocent Nero, Rapt In Red, French Heiress and Albert Aralar among others at Moomba Lodge, their property at Beaudesert. Their current team is headed by exciting four-year-old Major Coup, a last start winner of the QBRED Breeders Classic Final at Albion Park plus this pair of precocious fillies. Park Life, a $16,000 purchase from the Brisbane division of the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sale last year is raced by Victorian based couple Stephen and Narelle Dickson in partnership with local owner Pete Poulsen. The filly was bred by Mario Di Carlo. From 6 starts to date, the Rock N Roll Heaven – Strawbs Interact filly has recorded 3 wins and 3 minor placings while amassing more than $168,000 in stakes. After drawing the coveted inside gate, Park Life was handled perfectly by the reigning Australian Driver of the Year and sat just off the pace which was set by race favourite High Rolling but that filly could not withstand the strong sprint from Park Life at the top of the long straight before defeating Victorian fillies Perfect Sense and Petacular in a time of 1:53.2. High Rolling finished 5th. The time is the fastest recorded by a two-year-old this season. While celebrations and presentations were underway for the diminutive filly, the couple took time out to witness stablemate Jossie James lead throughout and beat Our Major Day and Rock With Sam in the Brisbane feature. The punters favourite rated 1:55.4 in the 1660m event, slightly slower than her heat success of 1:55.0 eight days earlier. Bred and raced by longtime stable clients Trevor and Louise O’Reilly, the Big Jim – Empty Promises filly has now won 2 of her 4 starts to date. The filly was passed in at $7500 after failing to make the reserve price of $16,000 at the Brisbane division of the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Sale last year. Jossie James has now banked more than $39,000 in stakes. The O’Reilly’s have been breeding from this family for over three generations and have enjoyed considerable success with this lineage. Local horseman Garry Fliedner has played a major role in the development of both fillies and was on hand at Albion Park to share in the celebrations. Both fillies will be aimed at the upcoming QBRED features during the Brisbane winter carnival. Chris Barsby

Former Grand Circuit winner Ideal Scott made a timely return to the harness racing winners circle yesterday (Tuesday). The big striding American Ideal – Tuapeka Wings gelding led throughout to score in the Noel and Chris Denning Pace over 1660m at Albion Park in a time of 1:53.2 defeating former glamour juvenile Majestic Mach and iron tough pacer Destreos. Ideal Scott posted sectionals of 27.9, 30.2, 27.4 and 27.8 seconds. Now prepared locally by Ian Gurney, the return to form comes at the right with the 2016 Brisbane winter carnival just around the corner. During the month of July, the Albion Park Harness Racing Club will play host to a raft of feature open class events highlighted by the Gr.1 $200,000 Blacks A Fake. “He went great and I expected him to perform well following his first-up run for me a few weeks back, he’s training well and hopefully he can return to that type of form that saw him collect the QPC a few years back. He’s a top horse who has been plagued by injury setbacks over time.” Gurney said. Ironically, it was first victory since claiming the $200,000 Queensland Pacing Championship back in 2013 at Albion Park. But amazingly, he’s only faced the starter 10 times since his latest win before yesterday’s triumph. Ideal Scott certainly adds plenty of depth to local free-for-all ranks plus he adds another dimension to the Gurney stable that already features dual Queensland Horse of the Year Avonnova and the richly talented Mach Alert. Both horses were unplaced behind Ideal Scott yesterday; it was the first run since their Perth Campaign last year. “I was thrilled with both Nova and Mach; given how the race unfolded and where they were drawn, I thought they hit the line as good as anything in that race and they probably weren’t entitled to get as close as they did at the line. “All three horses will continue to improve and the winter carnival is what we’re looking at, that’s the main focus right now. We have other options like the Newcastle Mile and the Len Smith Mile in Sydney coming up but we’ll just play those races by ear currently. “We won the Sunshine Sprint last year with Nova and we’ll be trying to win it again this year while the Blacks A Fake is the jewel in the crown, that’s the race I want the most.” Another addition to the Gurney stable this week is the arrival of talented young horseman Nathan Purdon. The son of champion horseman Mark returns to the sunshine state after stints in Perth and Melbourne recently. Chris Barsby

Everybody fondly remembers their first metropolitan winner. Whether you were the trainer, driver, groom or even the owner – the memories are vivid. Well, Brisbane based harness racing owner and Albion Park course photographer Dan Costello certainly won’t forget his maiden metro winner. On Saturday night, his pacer Karloo Mac led throughout to score a comfortable victory in the Mercedes Benz Toowong Pace defeating Pepperall and Makinamove in a time of 1:58.4 for the 2138m event. Most expected Costello to be behind the lens, but he wasn’t even there. He wasn’t even in the state! Following a mix-up with travel plans, Costello is currently on vacation and watched his pacer from the Wrest Point Casino in Tasmania. “I was scheduled to go to Hong Kong for Winning Post and Best Bets to cover the Chairman’s Sprint, the race featuring Queensland star Buffering and Chautauqua but unfortunately there was a mix-up with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the media accreditation. With Saturday metro gallop racing at Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast over the past two weeks and no Hong Kong trip, I told my partner I would take her to Tasmania so here I am.” Costello explained. Karloo Mac is the first harness horse raced by Costello after talented young horseman Trent Moffat asked one day if he was interested in taking a share in the going pacer. The Art Major gelding has now won 12 races overall and 5 for his current connections. Moffat is currently suspended and his boss Grant Dixon stepped in to take the winning drive. “It’s been great racing this horse with Trent, he showed initiative when he asked me if I was interested and I was happy to join him in racing the gelding and we’ve had a heap of fun. I cheered loudly and I’m certain the security at the casino the other night frowned upon me with my wild celebrations. “I now have shares in three other horses with Trent including Rocknroll Amber, a filly we bought from last year’s APG sale but she’s proving to be a very naughty little lady currently. Does everything right in training but just not on race day, I actually gave a share of this filly to my father as a birthday present so hopefully she’ll turn it around soon. “I bought into another yearling from the sale again this year, a full brother to talented type Cheval Zeppenology and Trent said shares are still available in him while we’ve got another going horse from New South Wales in Treuaper. I think its great fun and I’m also involved in the Albion Park syndicate that races Royal Taz.” Costello returns from his well-deserved break this weekend. And Karloo Mac returns to Albion Park this Saturday in search of another victory and if successful, rest assured that Costello will have his own photo taken this time. by Chris Barsby Fields for Albion Park, Saturday 30 April 2016 Form guide for Albion Park, Saturday 30 April 2016

Harness racing driver Nathan Purdon is set to call Queensland home. Again. The son of champion horseman Mark will quit Melbourne racing and relocate to Brisbane on May 1 where he will reunite with popular owner/trainer Ian Gurney (of Avonnova fame). Purdon experienced extraordinary success last year in Brisbane when working with Gurney before spreading his wings and chasing further experience in West Australia (Greg & Skye Bond) and then Victoria (Dean Braun). But he’s keen for another change and is excited by the move north. “After spending time at different centres around the country, I honestly believe Brisbane offers the best opportunities for concession drivers and I’m keen to get back and have another shot at it. I know they have made stakes cuts in recent times which is a little disappointing but I believe there is still good options available.” Purdon said. The talented horseman is also mindful that the Brisbane winter carnival is fast approaching and is keen to be involved rather than watching from the grandstand. The Gurney stable boast a number of open class stars while multiple Group One winner Ohoka Punter is also expected to head north chasing further riches. “I’m hoping the timing is right and the winter carnival was a big factor in my decision to head back, obviously Ian has plenty of quality performers while Tony (Herlihy) is keen to have Ohoka Punter in Brisbane for the features. “I like the style of racing in Brisbane and hopefully I can pick-up from where I left because I really did enjoy my time previously but probably didn’t appreciate it as much as I should have. It all happened pretty quickly and next minute, I’m in Perth. “Ian has been a massive supporter of mine and I know he’s looking at building his numbers up again so that will give me a great opportunity while I’m keen to build some new relationships with local trainers.” Purdon has driven 29 winners from 157 starts this season while amassing more than $284,000 in stakes. His biggest success this season came via Ima Connoisseur in the Gr.2 $50,000 San Simeon Final on Inter Dominion Grand Final day at Gloucester Park. Another highlight this term was his winning double from as many drives behind the richly talented four-year-old Cruz Bromac. Last season, he drove 30 winners from 140 starters. by Chris Barsby

Queensland trotting filly Illdoitwhenimready has headed south. The Chantal Turpin trained three-year-old left for Sydney yesterday (Tuesday) in preparation for a raft of harness racing features over the coming weeks culminating in the Gr.1 $40,000 NSW Trotters Oaks at TABCORP Park, Menangle on May 21. Her campaign starts next week where she will contest the $10,000 Trotters Flying Mile at Menangle. And she heads south in-form following her excellent first-up victory at Albion Park on March 29 defeating older rivals in a time of 2:02.8 for 2138m. “The victory proved she deserved her chance with this campaign in Sydney so we decided to give it a shot, she’ll be based with Pete’s sister Narissa who trains on the track. Obviously, it’s going to be much harder but she’s only a three-year-old once and I think the benefits of this trip away will help her long term.” Turpin said. The Great Success – Countess Jolie filly has always shown natural ability and has built up an impressive record of two wins and two minor placings from just five career starts to date. With limited options in her home state, connections were faced with two options and decided to press on with the current campaign. “It was either send her back to the paddock or continue and give Sydney a go and we thought the racing campaign would be more beneficial. She won’t be overly raced during this stint in Sydney but we thought the time away would switch her on more mentally. “There’s not much of this filly as she’s lightly framed but she continues to develop and strengthen with each campaign. I know Pete (McMullen – driver) was really impressed with her effort last week and the time was her best to date as well. “The opposition will be very strong not only locally but I’m sure the Victorians and maybe even some Kiwi trotters might head to Sydney for some of these features coming up but the opportunity was there and we’re giving it a shot. I think racing and even training on the bigger track will be a great thing for her also.” Illdoitwhenimready was bred by Turpin and McMullen but is raced by Turpin’s brother Jake, a contracted NRL player with the Melbourne Storm. Jake is currently ruled out owing to a broken thumb sustained in an under-20’s game against the Cronulla Sharks two weeks ago. by Chris Barsby

The QBRED Breeders Classic 3yo Finals were full of high excitement and intense drama. Both divisions were held as Gr.2 $50,000 events at Albion Park last night (Friday) over 2138m and quality was strong with a number of chances heavily spruiked for the respective harness racing finals. In the colts and geldings finals, punters found it hard to split Timmo Time, Frankie Rocks, Leos Best and Catcha Lefty. With Timmo Time making an error at the start, Catcha Lefty charged around the field to lead before reaching the 1600m before the Grant Dixon trained duo of Leos Best and Frankie Rocks making early moves. More interference was met at the bell which enabled Leos Best to find the back of Catcha Lefty. In the straight, Leos Best ($5) finished best via the sprintlane to beat the unlucky Timmo Time ($4.10) by a half neck margin with a further neck away to Catcha Lefty ($2.40 fav) in third. The mile rate was 1:57.0. Leos Best was driven by Bart Cockburn and is raced by Kevin and Kay Seymour. The Cammibest – Miss Marleo gelding is a graduate of the Redcliffe Yearling Sale and is now the winner of more than $134,000 in stakes. In the fillies’ final, again, it was a race marred by interference. The Grant Dixon stable was well represented with punters finding it hard to split Cherish The Moment and Get In The Groove. Speedy filly Firebby fired off the gate to lead and ran along at a genuine speed while Cherish The Moment was forced to race without cover. Heading off the back straight, Cherish The Moment gave ground quickly before breaking which caused a massive chain reaction of interference which had a number of fillies in trouble including Reds Jet Star, Covert Beauty and Get In The Groove. At the line, it was Georgia Grace ($20) who made the most of her luck to score by 2.3 metres from Firebby ($26.20) who nosed out Hereiam ($67.50). The winning mile rate was 1:57.4. Georgia Grace is trained by Shawn Grimsey and was handled perfectly by Adam Sanderson. The Rock N Roll Heaven – Grace With Pace filly is raced by Barry Grimsey and his daughter-in-law Michelle Grimsey and was purchased at the Australian Pacing Gold Yearling Brisbane Sales after being bred by Kevin and Kay Seymour. Georgia Grace has now amassed more than $60,000 in prizemoney. The Listed $25,000 QBRED Breeders Classic 4yo Finals were also staged and the mares final was taken out by Bettor Promise ($3.40) who outstayed Mathilda Diventa ($4.80) while Bettorthanspecial ($2 fav) finished a close-up third. Despite racing without cover, Bettor Promise rated 1:55.8. The Bettor's Delight – As Promises mare has now won the 2yo and 4yo divisions of the Breeders Classic Finals while finishing 6th in the 3yo Final last year. Bettor Promise is trained in partnership by Shannon Price and Scott Miller and provided Bart Cockburn with another triumph on the night. In the Entires and Geldings Final, race favourite Major Coup ($1.20 fav) led throughout to defeat Constantlysideways ($10) by 3m with Drifting Away ($23.90) in third. The winning mile rate was 1:55.9. Major Coup is trained by Wayne Graham and was handled by his reinsman son Shane. The Art Major – Attracts Attention gelding is raced by his breeder, Terry Flynn. Racing Queensland

Queensland’s cult pacer Destreos will be paired with a new driver for his record-equaling 400th race start at Redcliffe Paceway on Saturday night, as the experienced harness racing driver Shane Graham takes the reins in place of the injured Kelli Dawson. After 224 races paired with the 12-year-old gelding, including his last 34 starts, Dawson will be unable to take her customary place in the sulky this weekend after sustaining a fractured tailbone and rib injuries in a bad fall at Redcliffe last Wednesday.                                                                          Enter Queensland’s leading driver Shane Graham as the white knight ahead of Destreos’ milestone 400th start. However, in shades of the famous racing story about the relationship between the great Seabiscuit  and his regular jockey Red Pollard, Dawson has sets her sights on pushing through the pain barrier to make a fairytale comeback for Destreos’ record-breaking 401st start at Albion Park on Saturday, April 9. “I was hopeful of driving this week but I think that might have been pushing it a bit,’’ admitted Dawson. “I’m thinking I’ll be ok for next week. I won’t do much until then. “The pain is bearable, it’s just a constant pain but I’m sure I could put up with it for five minutes. “It’s a great achievement for the horse and it’s a shame I can’t be there this week but I’m sure Shane will look after him pretty well. “Shane probably knows him nearly as well as we do just by watching him every week over the years. “He’s pretty easy to drive, he has a few quirks but for I’m sure he’ll be fine.” Destreos will equal the previous mark set by former North Queensland pacer Cane Smoke of 400 starts on Saturday night, before creating a new national record on Saturday, April 9 at Albion Park. Destreos – the story of a 12-year-old marvel Trainer Ken Rattray said it was an easy decision to partner Graham with his stable favourite. “Shane was available and he’s one of the best drivers going around so you’ve got to go with the most experienced guy,” said Rattray. “I really feel for Kelli, it’s really upset her but she’ll bounce back. “I said to Shane if she’s ready next week, she’ll be back, but if he has to drive Destreos, he is available.” Destreos fine-tuned for his landmark 400th start with a slick trial at Albion Park on Tuesday. “He trialled well on Tuesday, a lot better than the week before,” said Rattray. “I’m really, really happy with the way he trialled, he went a tick over 1 minute 54 seconds and driver Hayden Barnes said he was just jogging. “He ran home his last half mile in 54.8 second which is pretty good time. “He pulled up well and ate up afterwards, so all is on track, we’ve just got to get there on Saturday night now.” To mark the significant milestone, the Redcliffe Paceway will make a special presentation to Rattray and owner Sally Stingel at the conclusion of the race. With free entry to the track on Saturday night, Redcliffe Paceway President Bernie Ring is encouraging as many people as possible to share in this special milestone. The first race is at 5:05pm, with the “Congratulations Destreos 400th Start Open Pace” to run at 8:37pm (Race 8). It will be a big weekend overall for the Redcliffe Paceway, with the club to also host its annual Redcliffe Yearling Sale on Sunday, April 3, where 98 lots will go under the hammer. The full field for Saturday night’s race is listed below: Race 8                                    CONGRATULATIONS DESTREOS 400TH START OPEN PACE                      8:37 PM  C7 Or Better. NDC. NMC. Career & Band Penalty event open to all pacers. (Band 1 = Q5+, Band 2 = Q4, Band 3 = Q3, Band 4 = Q2, Band 5 = Q1). RBD. Prizemoney: $13,000   1780 METRES                                                                                                           MOBILE START            Form   Horse                                      Trainer                         Driver                         Hcp 1          12546  FUNNY BOY NZ                    K L Rattray                  Hayden Barnes (C)     FR1 2          06310  IM BORN TO RULE NZ         K L Rattray                  Paul Diebert (C)          FR2 3          18521  STORMFORTHEBOYS        V L Rasmussen          Adam Sanderson        FR3 4          26422  LEBRON                                 B R McCall                 Pete McMullen            FR4 5          89959  THE DIP NZ                           K L Rattray                  Nathan Dawson (C)    FR5 6          12113  DESTREOS NZ                     K L Rattray                  Shane Graham           FR6 ---------- Second Row ---------- 7          27040  FRANCO BULGARI               P Matis                        Paul Matis                   SR1   Destreos’ career statistics are listed below:   DESTREOS   Foal Date: 14-Nov-03 Colour/Sex: Bay Gelding Sire: Astreos Dam: Melvins Speed Owner: Sally Stingel Trainer: Ken Rattray   LIFETIME RECORD   Starts: 399 Wins: 89 Seconds: 65 Thirds: 59 Prizemoney: $729,686   THIS SEASON   Starts: 22 Wins: 8 Seconds: 6 Third: 3 Prizemoney: $66,937                 Total starts per Track:   Track Total ALBION PARK 297 GOLD COAST 17 REDCLIFFE 16 NSWHRC 10 TABCORP PK MENANGLE 6 BATHURST 1 DUBBO 1 NEWCASTLE 1 Grand Total 349   Total wins per Track:   Track Total ALBION PARK 68 GOLD COAST 6 NSWHRC 4 REDCLIFFE 4 Grand Total 82                   Total drives by individual Drivers: Driver Total Kelli Dawson 224 Scott Kunde 64 Darrel Graham 23 Ken Rattray 19 Bruce Birch 9 Ray Law 4 Ricky Thurlow 3 Mathew Neilson 1 Shane Graham 1 Simon Jones 1 Grand Total 349   Total wins by individual Drivers: Kelli Dawson 52 Scott Kunde 20 Ken Rattray 6 Bruce Birch 3 Darrel Graham 1 (82 total Australian wins) 82                 Adam Gardini

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