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Buffering Special Guest On Stradbroke Day
Queensland's favourite son Buffering will make a special guest appearance at tomorrow's big Stradbroke Handicap meeting at the redeveloped Eagle Farm racecourse, reports Racing Queensland. The star sprinter will arrive on course at Eagle Farm at 11:45am and be in stable 1 near the entrance path through the main gates. Attendant Melanie Sharpe will have Buffering positioned near the parade ring fence to give patrons an opportunity to have a photo taken with the champ. Trainer Robert Heathcote will also be nearby with the magnificent trophy the 8YO won on his recent trip to Dubai where he was successful in the Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint. Buffering has earned a national following for his heroic efforts over a career that boasts 20 wins from 53 starts, including 7 wins at Gr1 level. Following the running of the third event on Stradbroke Day, the Brisbane Racing Club will formally open the Buffering Bar, a new area at the eastern end of the public grandstand. Buffering will be paraded in the mounting yard and the winner's circle after race four to give Eagle Farm patrons an opportunity to formally recognise his feats to carry the Queensland flag around Australia and now internationally. With total earnings of $7.2 million, Buffering sits in second spot on the all-time prize money list for Australian sprinters behind champion Black Caviar ($7.36 million). Chautauqua is not far behind with the brilliant Chairman's Sprint Prize victor leapfrogging Takeover Target to claim third spot with $6.47 million prize money. The globetrotting Takeover Target has been relegated to fourth position with $5.9 million.