The big news of the week has been the announcement of our sponsorship of the new Queenland feature race, the HARAS DE TROTTEURS GREAT SQUARE.
To be run on July 8, it will be worth $150,000.
We are delighted to be getting behind a race which will do so much for the development of the trotting gait in the Sunshine State.
Queenland Racing chairman Brad Steele stated:
“The increased prizemoney for the three and four-year-old trotting feature is thanks to a generous three-year sponsorship by Haras des Trotteurs.
“We are grateful for Haras des Trotteurs’ generous three-year sponsorship which has been matched by Racing Queensland, elevating the stakes to a very enticing $150,000.
“There’s also a $25,000 bonus if the race is won by a three-year-old.”
Our principal Pat Driscoll: “Haras des Trotteurs is keen to invest in the latest star of the Queensland Constellations, which continues to shine.
“For the last few years, there’s been a concerted push as far as breeding and racing trotters in Queensland is concerned.
“Haras des Trotteurs has provided Australian and New Zealand breeders with the very best European trotting bloodlines in the world, including the incomparable Love You, Bold Eagle, Orlando Vici, Timoko, and Quaker Jet to name a few.
“Our mission is to provide quality trotting bloodlines, and getting behind this race for the next three years was a perfect match.”
HDT roster stallions’ winner and placegetters in past week:
1st OUR MARVELL (Love You Fra) 3yo filly Victoria
1st LOVELORN (Love You Fra) 5yo gelding SA
1st DREAM OF YOU NZ (Love You Fra) 4yo gelding NZ
1st EUROKASH NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo gelding NZ
2nd VAN DOREN (Love You Fra) 4yo gelding NSW
2nd FREDRHYS (Used To Me Fra) 4yo gelding Victoria
2nd ARISTOTLE (Orlando Vici Fra) 6yo gelding Victoria
2nd PYRAMID MYSTIC NZ (Love You Fra) 4yo mare NZ
3rd IM READY JET (Quaker Jet Fra) 6yo mare Victoria
3rd CHEVAL ROUGE NZ (Quaker Jet Fra) 5yo mare NZ
3rd NATIVES BRITE GEM NZ (Love You Fra) 4yo gelding NZ
3rd SANS AU REVOIR NZ (Love You Fra) 5yo mare NZ - group 3