President - Basil Nolan
Mob: 0407 140 711
Fax: 07 4666 1160
Basil has been on the TBQA since 1969, only five years after joining his parents in the operation of their stud, Raheen, which they established at Warwick in 1957. He was President of the TBQA 1980-1991 and served on the board of the Queensland Principal Club (QPC) for three years. Was a delegate to the Australian Bloodhorse Breeders for 11 years.
He says he enjoys racing and breeding immensely but the highlight of his career is having the Oaks winner in 1959, ‘Golden Stockade’. 2007 also proved a memorable one for the Stud, selling a Commands colt for an impressive $480,000, while ‘Hard to Catch’ ran second in the Stradbroke.
Basil and his wife Diane have 4 daughters, 2 sons and 20 grandchildren.
Vice President - Stan Johnston
Ph: 07 5446 0160
Fax: 07 5446 0432
Stan was originally a dairy farmer, before gradually converting Craiglea to a spelling complex from 1974. He started with one stallion and a few mares of his own, and the stud’s client base grew from there. They now have 6 stallions and 150 mares.
He says everyday is a highlight to him, but he particularly loves winning races because he breeds to race, not to sell, with top gallopers ‘Falvelon’ and ‘Calaway Girl’ reared at Craiglea.
Stan has been on the TBQA committee since the year 2000.
He has been married for 28 years and has 2 sons and a daughter.
Executive Officer - Stacey Silver
Mob: 0412 026 540
Fax: 07 4697 5315
Stacey Silver graduated from Bond University with a Communications Degree majoring in Journalism and Public Relations.
She started her media career at Radio 97, Tweed Heads, before being employed as the News Editor at 4RO Rockhampton. After 18 months, Stacey was transferred to the "hub" on the Gold Coast to write and read National News for the RG Capital Network, as well as local news for both Rockhampton and Toowoomba markets.
In 2000 Stacey joined WIN Television Toowoomba as the Senior Reporter, and within 18 months was promoted to News Editor. She held that position until her second child was born in 2008.
During her career Stacey has won nine media awards for various stories.
Stacey has owned horses all her life, but her interest moved to the Thoroughbred sector when she met her husband David. They breed and race on a small scale as a hobby.
They have three sons Luke, Aiden and Eli and a daughter, Phoenix.
Member - Jeffrey Kruger
Ph: 07 4661 1588
Fax: 07 4661 1800
Jeffrey’s always been involved with Lyndhurst Stud, which was founded by his grandparents in 1955. After completing school Jeffrey went to Malaysia as an exchange student as a result we have to this day close client relationships in this region. He then completed a Horse and Farm Management course at the Irish National Stud County Kildare, Ireland in 1988 and also gained weanling and yearling sale preparation experience at Mt Coote Stud County Limerick and Barronstown Stud County Wicklow taking him to sale venues such as Tattersalls and Goffs.
Jeff was elected to the TBQA in 2008, taking the place of his father, Merrell who stood on the committee for over 30 years. Jeffrey says his future in breeding and racing lies solidly in the industry and he feels it is now time to contribute to the betterment of breeding, marketing and sales, following in the footsteps of his forefathers.
He is married with 3 young children.
Member - Scott McAlpine
Mob: 0408 700 724
Scott McAlpine is a third generation breeder, who currently owns and operates Eureka Stud, established by his grandfather Andy, in 1934.
A hands-on horseman, Scott has managed all stud activities including: breeding and foaling of mares, veterinary techniques, raising foals, weanling and yearling sales preparation, stallion management, and breaking in and pre-training of racehorses and attention to all equine health & nutrition.
In efforts to bring international blood to QLD, Scott, in conjunction with Colin, has negotiated deals and stood numerous shuttle stallions in partnership with The English National Stud and Lavington Stud, UK.
Currently Scott is a Committeeman of the Tattersalls Club in Brisbane
His aspiration for the industry includes: seeing the State competitive on a national scale in terms of prizemoney and breeding bonuses, attempts to increase the quality of QLD stallions in a bid to satisfy broodmare owners, see and uplift the quality of Queensland yearling drafts at QLD sales and support country racing across the State with shared bonus prize money.
Scott is married to Grania and they have three sons who are significantly involved in the Eureka Stud operation. The prospect of a fourth generation McAlpine continuing the breeding business validates Scott's commitment to the future of the Queensland Thoroughbred Breeding industry.
Member - Steve Morley
Mob: 0428 617 367
Fax: 07 5544 1273
Steve has been a part of, and witnessed, the workings of the thoroughbred breeding industry from every level. Coming from a rural background in the central part of NSW, he began as a small time breeder almost 20 years ago on his own block of land and with just the one broodmare. Over time he increased the number of mares he owned and bred to seven and took them and their offspring through every step; from walking them on for service to foaling them out and eventually preparing and selling the yearlings under his own farm banner. In the year 2000, Steve joined the team at Queensland’s largest thoroughbred farm, Glenlogan Park, as the Marketing Manager, however just 12 months later was appointed as their General Manager – a position he still currently holds.
During his time at Glenlogan, Steve has been instrumental in selecting and securing stallions such as Show A Heart (5 time Champion Qld Sire), Jet Spur (a Qld Champion 2YO Sire), Real Saga (Qld Champion First Season Sire and Champion 2YO Sire) as well as the very successful Bradbury’s Luck and Falvelon and the up-and-coming pair of Red Element and Rothesay. He is committed to the task of breeding quality racehorses and has seen Group winners such as Woorim, Cheeky Choice, Toorak Toff, Love Conquers All, Heart Of Dreams, Luckygray, Mimi Lebrock, Vo Heart and plenty more, all originate from the farm whilst under his guidance.
Steve is passionate about ensuring that Queensland bred horses continue to have a national impact on the racing scene and that breeders in this state are presented with realistic opportunities to earn good commercial returns. He understands the many challenging aspects that confront the industry and is determined to try and guarantee the long-term viability of breeding in the Sunshine State. Steve sees the structure of the QTIS system as being instrumental in achieving this goal in addition to ensuring that breeders are well-educated in achieving the level of professionalism required to compete on a national basis.
Steve married Bo in 1996 and, although they don’t have any children, the forty plus staff members at Glenlogan keep them very busy.
Member - Michael Grieve
Mob: 0413 331 189
Michael Grieve currently owns and operates Grandview Stud a thoroughbred property at Peak Crossing near Ipswich. A former Physical Education and Mathematics teacher Michael has always had an interest in horses.
Michael started with one broodmare back around 1998. After family and friends bought a yearling that won at its second start and the foal from that first mare was also a winner he was well and truly hooked.
While teaching full time horse numbers continued to grow. The decision was made to purchase the property in Peak Crossing and pursue his passion full time some 7 years ago.
Michael also gives of his time freely on a number of volunteer organisations. Not long after he started racing horses he joined the committee of the Queensland Racehorse Owners Association. He spent many years on that committee before resigning.
He is also a Board member of the RNA as well as being a member of the Horse and Arena, Finance, Audit and Charities committees of the RNA. Michael is also Ringmaster and Committee member of the Ipswich Show Society.
Michael is passionate about the future of the Thoroughbred Industry. There is no greater thrill or sense of satisfaction than breeding quality thoroughbreds. Now is a crucial time for the Industry and Michael is keen and willing to assist in any capacity.
Member - Richard Foster
Mob: 0417 192 515
Richard has a long association with the racing and breeding industry, racing his first horse in 1966, training his own city winners in 1982 and having the odd broodmare and racehorse for most of his life. He sold his first yearling at the inaugural Magic Millions sale.
Coming from a rural background which included large scale AI, with the first Charolais semen in Australia, and branching in to the Stock and Station agency business, Richard received background experience which has stood him in good stead in the city business world.
Richard is regarded as one of the forefathers of commercial property syndication in Queensland and with 2 others started a Company in 1998 now known as the Cromwell Group in Brisbane.
The Cromwell Group is now the 100 largest ASX Company in Australia with over 300 employees and $10 billion of property funds under management in Australia and Europe. Richard is still actively on the Cromwell Board. The motto of “if you look after your clients, they will inevitably look after you” has proved a winning mantra for Cromwell.
Yarramalong Park was originally purchased as a hobby breeding farm for Richard and Joan’s retiring racehorses but on Richard’s retirement from the Cromwell Executive in 2010, the decision to make Yarramalong a full blown commercial venture was taken.
The property is run as a private farm and is now home to some 43 broodmares and their offspring. The twists and turns of the industry has changed the business model from sending 27 mares to the Hunter Valley in 2014 to acquiring the first stallion Better Than Ready, who is now fully syndicated and standing in conjunction with the Kruger family at Lyndhurst Stud at Warwick.
Richard and family now look forward to the day the first Better Than Ready progeny hit the racetracks with great anticipation.
Member - Ray Plant
Mob: 0439 761 036
Ray joined the committee in 2016.
Ray was not born into a thoroughbred breeding environment, but did grow up in a small rural town of just 300 people in central Queensland.
He completed an apprenticeship in boilermaking and sheet metal work with the family business, a trade which took him all over the country and overseas, before forming his own construction business in North Queensland. The welding and construction industry is still Ray's main stay of employment.
Ray's interest in horse racing was sparked by an employer in western Queensland who owned a couple of horses racing in Brisbane. He was hooked when he saw the excitement and passion that comes with watching your own horse win a big race in town. Quite a bit of time passed before Ray bought his first share in a horse, which has now become several. But his most satisfying achievement was buying that first race horse after she had been retired from racing, to breed with.
Since then Ray's passion for the breeding industry has increased tenfold, in particular pedigree analysis, and whilst still very much a hobby breeder and race horse owner, Ray is thrilled to become part of this organization.
Ray believes the QTIS system is the best incentive program in the country and is the cornerstone for continued growth and confidence in our Queensland product. With the recently re-opened, rejuvenated Eagle Farm back in business and several new, exciting stallions joining the Queensland ranks this year, Ray is excited about the future of the breeding and racing industry in Queensland and hope to become a worthy member of the committee.
Ray has been married to Cathie since 2002 and has two young boys, Jimmy and Bowen.
Member - Mike Kelly
Mob: 0407 134 267
Michael is a Public Accountant (FCPA) of 35 years experience holding degrees in Accounting and Economics. He has lived in Dalby since 1981 and in 1992 purchased a small farm which sparked the commencement of a boutique breeding and racing business.
Michael’s initial interest in thoroughbred breeding resulted after, at age 14, reading ‘The Brigadier’, the story of Brigadier Gerard and his breeder John Hislop.
He has a very wide experience in the thoroughbred industry from bookmakers clerk to owner, breeder, and 26 years in club administration. Also, he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Board in May 2013. He joined the TBQA committee in 2016.
With a passion for the thoroughbred horse, Michael believes in the importance of the breeding and racing industry to the economies of Queensland and Australia, wishing to continue the advancement of the industry that has occurred recently.
He is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.