Bob Frappell has resigned from the Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association after 16 years on the committee.
Frappell also served as TBQA President from 2001 until 2010.
“The workload as Chairman of the Toowoomba Turf Club is preventing me from contributing to the degree that is necessary on the TBQA,” Frappell said. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the TBQA and I’m sorry to be leaving.
“I believe with the mix of youth and experience on the committee, the TBQA is in good hands and will continue to do a fantastic job for the industry.”
TBQA Membership grew substantially under Frappell’s leadership and now boasts the second largest membership base in Australia. He also played an integral role in the Equine Influenza crisis, including lobbying for an EI vaccine and better quarantine facilities.
He was also at the forefront during negotiations with BiosecurityQueensland during the initial Hendra Virus outbreaks and has lobbied State and Federal Government’s extensively over the years for funding and improvements for all sections of the breeding and racing industries.
TBQA President, Basil Nolan thanked Frappell for his invaluable contribution over the years and wished him all the best for his future endeavours.
Frappell also owns Clear Mountain Fairview Stud at Greenmount. Its resident stallions this year are Al Samer (Redoute’s Choice), Outback Prince (Desert Prince), Primus (Flying Spur), Tycoon Ruler (Last Tycoon) and Zaha (Kingmambo).