Austin, who trained bush sensation Sizzalating to Country Horse Of The Year honours last season, has found another promising one in Wall Street Tycoon, who has now won his four starts for the Barcaldine stable.
“He has done the job for us, we have won four from four with him, he has done a great job,” Austin said.
“He came in great order to us from Michael Frappell, the previous trainer, and the owners, as well.
“He is getting stronger and racing better every time.
“I cannot complain with wins.”
According to President Daniels, the introduction of TAB racing to the town of Cloncurry over the last two years has developed a wider audience to the racing industry in the North West of the state.
“To the town, it is a social outing and with the TAB race days we have now, the people in the town recognise how huge it is,” Daniels said.
“We are on the world stage and getting broadcast around the world.
“It is a huge thing and everyone in the community recognises that, even outside of our local area.
“We get a lot of good feedback from other presidents and committees of other clubs saying that they are keen to get on the same program as well – looking forward to more TAB racing in the bush.”
As well as a Country Stampede qualifier at Cloncurry on Friday, the dirt track also hosted a Country Cups Challenge qualifier, which was claimed by the Longreach stable of Mark Oates with the impressive Van Winkel.
Magnus gelding Van Winkel adds the 2021 Cloncurry Cup to his resume, just weeks after he became a Longreach Cup winner - on both occasions ridden by Brisbane hoop Jason Missen.
"The horse has turned the corner," Oates said.
"He has toughened up and became a real race horse.
"At the start of the year we had a light framed horse, mentally and physically he was not very tough but now he has made it."
The 2021 Cloncurry Cup champion has now booked his entry for the $105,000 CCC Final in Brisbane in early December on two separate occasions.
The Country Cups Challenge and Country Stampede has returned bigger and better in 2021.
Over 20 heats will take place across regional Queensland with the best horses in country racing chasing a berth to battle it out in a Metropolitan final held at Doomben during the TAB Queensland Summer Racing Carnival.
Qualifiers will be spread out across the state this week, being held at Cloncurry on Friday and two more this weekend at Atherton and Emerald.