Thoroughbred Horse Industry

It was a warm windy day after the storm on Friday and burning off smoke filled the air at the Provincial TAB status Public Holiday meeting Monday 4/10/21 conducted by Gold Coast Turf Club @ Beaudesert meeting. Most of Australia had Queen’s Birthday on 14/6/21, WA observed the day on 27/9/21 and Queensland on Monday 4/10/21.

Simultaneous with racing at Beaudesert were meetings at Warwick Farm and Muswellbrook in NSW and Kyneton in Victoria, Landor in WA and Gawler in SA. There were international meetings in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Auswide patrons and universal audience hungry for racing continue to watch from home on Sky TV or by Sky mobile subscription, through various online gaming networks and listen in on RadioTAB 1008 from home, on mobile phones and car radios. Technology offers virtual participation and attendance.

Beaudesert prizemoney was $17,000 per race for each of five races and $19,000 for the other. Prizemoney distribution pays back to 10th placing. There is 1% deduction from all prizemoney for Equine Welfare. QTIS bonuses of $22,500 were offered on one race at the meeting, of which $16,500 was paid. Only two races had more than the requisite eight starters to pay third place gaming dividends. All horses accepted and able to race got a start.

There was a variety of classes and distances on the race program. Events were run over 1100, 1200, 1400 and 2450 meters. Maiden, Class 2 and Benchmark 58 separate gender race categories were offered. 1300m and 1650m are the other race distance starts available at Beaudesert.

The next dates for Races @Beaudesert are the Saturday meetings on 30/10/21 the traditional Derby Day and for New Years Day 1/1/22.

Visitors to Beaudesert, as licensees, horse owners and their supporters, travelled to the meeting from Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Warwick, Eagle Farm/ Doomben/ Deagon, Ipswich, Gatton and the Sunshine Coast. The iconic Beaudesert track on the banks of Il Bogan Lagoon and the Logan River is always a welcome oasis and ideal meeting place. There were opportunities for social and business networking and catchups with people from around the local and wider regions. Attendees from the Northern Rivers of New South Wales were covid excluded.

Ongoing as essential business, Beaudesert holds Jump Outs and Trials. Industry days are open to the public to view the practice races from 8am. Beaudesert Official Barrier Trials are next on Tuesday 7/12/21. Jump Outs were held on 14/10/21 and are upcoming for Thursday 25/11/21.

For meetings conducted at Aquis Beaudesert, the RaceCourse, race day operations are provided by Gold Coast Turf Club. Assistance comes from Racing Queensland with meeting and race programming, stewardship for integrity, management of racing, and distribution of race results data. Terry Spargo was the oncourse race caller and Michael Maxworthy provided commentary and interviews. Race sponsorship and Meeting sponsorship offer participation, marketing opportunities, social acknowledgements, celebratory and publicity profile. Race naming featured the upcoming GPS Rugby Derby Day, trainer Flo Braybrook, Hinterland Thoroughbreds and The Palms venue @ Aquis Beaudesert.

The afternoon extends with longer days in Spring. The first race started at 1.21pm and the last at 4.16pm.

From 96 nominations, Beaudesert stables contributed 18 of the 62 acceptances of which 45 (17) runners started. 42 racing stables, of which 9 are Beaudesert based, participated at the meeting. Of the 21 jockeys attending, 5 of the 10 females and 2 of the 11 males are apprentices.

The tote operated at the meeting along with oncourse bookmakers. For those who follow gaming numbers, 3,4,2,5 and 7 were prominent in the results. One favourite won, four placed second and one third. Larger fields generate better pools and exotics returns. Gaming support reduces place returns. The favourite won in the last race, race 6.

There was strong representation from stables in the region - 13 from Gold Coast, 6 Eagle Farm/ Doomben, 4 Deagon, 2 Ipswich, 5 Warwick, and 1 each from Toowoomba, Gatton and Sunshine Coast.

Racing was competitive with close finishes, margin less than a length, in two races. The track was rated Soft 5 after rain and with the region expecting more. Riding and training honours for the meeting was a near double with the Les Ross Mishani runners for finishing first and second with Melea Castle onboard.

Jasmine Cornish rode for the Ben Hull stable in Race 1, Loburn Lass winning by 1.25 lengths. Trained at Beaudesert by Leanne Gore Rozeira was an eye catching second. Pat Duff’s Dream Song finished third and Ellastra for Brian Crowley from the Gold Coast fourth.

Race 2 was Les Ross’s Mishani Operator win for owner breeder Mike Crooks, a clear winner by a 4.25 lengths margin over the 1200m distance. Last start Beaudesert winner Come Clean for O’Dea and Hoysted from Eagle Farm placed second and Neville Stewart’s Kessel Run third. The Ben Robinson trained Northern Water ridden by Jasmine Cornish finished fourth.

Race 3 brought Ben Robinson to the fore with his charge Pixie Magic ridden by Brooke Ainsworth winning the Maiden at $18. Sabbir Alam from Deagon races a few horses at Beaudesert. His Raw Gold placed second in front of the Laurie Richardson trained Harryup ridden by Rikki Jamieson. Paula Barron from the Gold Coast trains I’m a Foxygirl which placed fourth.

The Fleur de Lys colours were prominent on Tycoon Player winner of Race 4 for the Warwick based Scott Barker, Montanna Savva in the saddle. Eagle Farm’s Lauren Abbott presented favourite Jakk’s Right NZ which placed second. David Scanes from the Gold Coast had Alannah Fancourt to ride Chief Command for third. Beaudesert based Matthew John Dunn trains The Red Dancer which placed fouth.

Race 5 delivered a close finish with John Smerdon’s The Red One ridden by Brad Stewart prevailing .1 length over the Greg and Jasmine Cornish duo with Day Performer NZ. Also close in the mix was third place getter Poet’s Girl .3 length and Victory Toast .5 length for Gold Coast and Ipswich interests.

The Better Than Ready 4yo gelding Broken Hero trained by Neville Stewart now based at Deagon and ridden by Brad Stewart won convincingly giving Brad a race to race riding double. Race 6 the last race on the program placings went to Mishani Conman second, a Love Conquers All 4yo gelding, Come In Spinner from the Barry Lockwood stable at Eagle Farm and the Greg Cornish trained Coronel, a 6yo gelding sired by Host in Chile.

#BeauyRunners were prominent in the results with one winner, two seconds, one third and four fourths from 17 starters, contributing to strong statistics for the stables for the 2021/ 22 racing year. 4/10/21 was the third meeting at Beaudesert for the new racing year.

Adaptations are happening for popular activities for locals and visitors alike - virtual stud open days, agistment farm and racing stable visits via more behind the scenes online content. Service provision is under ongoing restructure for the Beaudesert Ultimate Country Racing and Events venue and Training Centre. For a Full Calendar of Race Dates and track events information see Racing Queensland, Upcoming Trials & Jump Outs and Race Dates tabs on the Beaudesert Race Club’s Website and BeauyRaces Facebook. Check programming as changes are happening. Look for the Race Book for each meeting, sold at the Secretary’s Office on race day, and often available online.

LISTEN LIVE is in recess date TBA. This Report is provided compliments of Racing Radio Show Every Saturday since 2004 with Jim Callaghan 8.05am AEST including input from Wayne Gannon Bookmaker and Shayne Golinski Trainer. 101.5fm radio internet streaming ONLINE at www. Beaufm com au connected via Stationplaylist, Radioau and other options delivered plenty of capacity to tune in on mobile phones and computers. The broadcast served to build technology and online capability for the community for over a decade.

The traditional broadcast of the race calls on RadioTAB 1008 has enormous reach through a network of stations and online. VIEWABLE ONLINE is live raceday coverage on Sky Channel tv and mobile. From the RaceQ app and Racing Queensland see all the details including replays https://www.racingqueensland.com.au/racing-and-results/full-calendar/thoroughbred/

See the stream of ongoing Facebook posts and catch up with past podcasts during the recess. Racing Radio Show’s Episodes and Race Day Reports are perpetually online. Look for links to current detailed information, listen online, replays and its Youtube channel from the RRS Facebook - Runners, Results and Selections https://www.facebook.com/RacingRadioShow.

Jennifer Burchard © 2021

Jasmine Cornish in the Strawberry Colours rides for Ben Hull & Connections to win Race 1 on Loburn Lass at Beaudesert 4Oct21

Jasmine Cornish in the Strawberry Colours rides for Ben Hull & Connections to win Race 1 on Loburn Lass at Beaudesert 4Oct21

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