Sport

A commanding performance

HORSE FLESH: Oaklands Stud will offer four of the progeny of first season sire Sidereus at the Capricornia Yearling Sales on Sunday, April 12. His yearlings have captured buyers attention at both Magic Millions Sales earlier this year on the Gold Coast.
HORSE FLESH: Oaklands Stud will offer four of the progeny of first season sire Sidereus at the Capricornia Yearling Sales on Sunday, April 12. His yearlings have captured buyers attention at both Magic Millions Sales earlier this year on the Gold Coast.

COMMANDS The World has forged its way into the $100,000 Capricornia Yearling Sales 2YO Classic (1200m) on April 11 after a hard fought Callaghan Park win on Thursday.

The catalyst for the photo finish win over Sweet Marcia (Darren Evans, $15.00) was the poise by which talented Brisbane jockey Ric McMahon rode the Conatus bred Commands the World ($3.20).

McMahon didn't panic when Commands The World was pressured throughout up front during the running of the First QTIS 2YO Maiden (1100m).

Perfectly balanced, he put Commands The World under full pressure from the 200 metres and the gelding from the Commands mare Feed The World clung on to win narrowly.

The $8450 prize money earned by Commands The World has lifted it from obscurity to now be the fifth highest qualifier for the Classic behind Picavino.

However, it was not Commands The World which made the biggest impression from a Cap Classic viewpoint as that honour went to debutant Duan Oscar.

After romping home by five lengths after a tardy getaway Duan Oscar (b g Seidnazar-Flying To China) joined in at the 300 metres and beat previously highly rated Rakamo (Dale Evans, $2.70) by five lengths.

In an "academy award" like winning effort Duan Oscar ran a brilliant 1min: 04.46 seconds, which bettered the time of Commands The World by almost a second.

Raced by Gladstone's Dusty Lindemann and Ann Horner the proprietors of Top Produce in the Harbour City, Gympie trainer Barry Gill said Duan Oscar was a $4000 buy last year at the CYS.

"It was a big win considering he was slowly away. Providing he pulls up well he will start for sure in the Capricornia Classic", Gill said en route back to his base last night.

The third by Clinton Thompson's Chilli Con Carne behind Duan Oscar almost assuredly means it will gain entry to the Classic as well.

Bluff owners Ron and Val Beak long time stalwarts of racing in Central Queensland ended a winning drought when Ric McMahon clinched a double aboard their Bradbury's Luck 3YO filly Joanies Luck ($3.40).

It meant much to premier trainer Lyle Rowe as well, as he registered his first Callaghan Park winner for the Beaks since they despatched horses for him to train last year.

Racing heads to Gladstone today and Emerald tomorrow

Topics:  horse racing




Petros K accused of stalking MP Brittany Lauga

Businessman Petros Khalesirad.

Businessman charged with stalking Keppel MP

VIDEO: Paving the way in Quay St

Mayor Margaret Strelow looking at the laying of sandstone pavers on Quay Street.

Sandstone pavers are being laid as a footpath on Quay Street

Verbal abuse recorded on phone before stabbing: court

Generic Rockhampton Court.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Verbal abuse recorded before alleged stabbing.

Latest deals and offers

Six decades of love celebrated

ALAN Bradshaw and Yvonne met when Yvonne (Henkel) was 16 years old; her father George Henkel invited Alan to her birthday party in Mount Morgan.


Get Set for Summer!

Win One of Ten Prize Packs
Learn More

Fishermen reel in a Classic catch

Jackson Slack with 2.2kg Coral Trout and 4.1kg Sweetlip at the Tight Lines Fishing Classic on Friday.

Fishermen line up to weigh-in big catch for Coast Guard Yeppoon

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

More buildings earmarked for demolition at Bunnings site

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

Red hot property for sale

HOT PROPERTY: The building where Red Rooster sits on Musgrave St is for sale.

Musgrave St property up for sales

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale