Healthy number of entries for Tuesday 14th May at Callaghan ParK!

Published 9 May 2024

Healthy number of entries for Tuesday 14th May at Callaghan ParK!

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Given the spate of race meetings scheduled throughout Queensland currently, the RJC has done really well in receiving 95 entries for next Tuesday at Callaghan Park. In the main noms, apart from possibly one if not two races, should be sustainable to furnish a strong meeting. From Thursday May 9 upto and including Rockhampton on Tuesday, May 14, 16 race meetings are programmed for Queensland. Those within the “drawing” range of Rockhampton are Mackay and Calliope (Sat) as well as Longreach, Charters Towers and Sunny Coast on Sunday. It may come across in some ways that I am “clutching at straws” re the three Sunday venues having an effect on Rockhampton entry numbers. Rest assured this small essay is by no means meant as criticism, but just to highlight the extent of racing in Queensland. As I say, Rocky has done very well getting 95 nominations.

As alluded to earlier this week, Rockhampton trainers should play a dominant role at the eight race Mackay TAB Card on Saturday. They will provide 40 of the 85 starters. Ricky Vale should sleep well on Saturday night, as he has accepted to run eight horses there. At the corresponding Calliope meeting the Rocky trainers have provided 18 of the 42 horses accepted to run. This just reinforces my call that Rocky did well getting 95 noms for Tuesday.
Trainer John Wigginton is monitoring the process of his talented In Evidence which finished well back in last Saturday’s Queensland Guineas at Eagle Farm. The previous Saturday, the gelding won at Doomben. “He is having a quite few days in the stable before I decide to either continue on or spell him,“ John said on Thursday.
Lovely to see former Rockhampton apprentice Erin Molloy back riding. Erin rode 29 winners all over the place when indentured to Tim Cook here. “I am with with Kristie Clark and Louis Peoples at the Sunshine Coast now,” Erin said today (Thursday). Erin had been off the scene since December 23 before bobbing up riding at Goondiwindi and Jandowae in the last fortnight. Erin has a full book of rides at Calliope and I wish her well. Kristie-Clark Peoples trained in Rockhampton before moving back with family to the Sunshine Coast some months ago.
Jockey Corey Bayliss with 209 winners beside his name has made a permanent move from SEQ to be based with trainer Bevan Johnson at Barcaldine. They won the famous Tree of Knowledge Cup there last Sat with Peter Moodie owned Caffrey (IRE). He rides 12YO Fab’s Cowboy chasing the  Country and Westener’s 55th win at Mt Isa on Saturday. Bayliss rode 18 winners at Callaghan Park when indentured to Garnett Taylor earlier in his career. CREDIT: Statistics from Racing and Sports.
On that subject, former Callaghan Park apprentice Quayde Krogh piloted (excuse the pun) flew into Barcaldine last Saturday to ride a number of horses at the annual Tree of Knowledge race day. Sydney based for years now, he ran into Billy and Mel Johnson while purchasing a pizza after the races that night. The connection is Quade drove down from Callaghan Park to Ferguson Park racecourse on June 14, 2016 to ride Fab’s Cowboy in his first win. I called the race as I have done with a number of FC’s wins. “I mentioned to Quayde, who comes each year to ride at the TOK race meeting that Fab’s was having his last start at Barcaldine on July 27. He said I’ll put my hand up for that ride and would definitely fly-up,” Mel Johnson told me. “However, he has not been officially booked for the ride but it may happen,” Mel went on. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, so why not invite the young race-caller who broadcast Fab’s Cowboys’ first win way back in 2016 to call his last appearance before compulsory retirement (FC’s not mine). No harm in asking?
See where gifted lightweight jockey Ron Stewart is back from Singapore and rides Nick Walsh trained Queen Assasin (R 9 -TAB 14) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday at 52kg. Stewart is moving back to Brisbane to trial his luck before a possible permanent return there. Expect to see him on the FIFO roster to ride at Callaghan Park if opportunities arise.
Happy 😀 🐎 🐎 Horses all and see you at Callaghan Park on Tuesday. Tony Mc Mahon.

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