Inglis Classic 2019 Yearling Draft
February 3, 2019
Ninth Stakes Winner for Spirit of Boom
May 18, 2019


Joining the roster in 2019 and in partnership with Godolphin is the regally bred Group 2 winner Encryption who will go to stud at the end of this racing campaign. By Champion sire Lonhro, he is the first foal out of the four-time Gr1 winner and Champion 3yo Filly Guelph (Exceed And Excel). With the family also having produced the Golden Slipper winners Canny Lad and Sepoy.

On the track he is a winner of the Group 3 Black Opal 1200m as a 2yo and winner of the Group 2 VRC Danehill Stakes 1200m as a 3yo. He also finished second in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate beaten under a length by Booker in February this year. Much like Spirit of Boom’s own early race record, Encryption raced as an early pre-Christmas 2yo, with placings in the Listed MRC Debutant Stakes and Gr3 VRC Maribyrnong Plate. Training on with great consistency he then finished in the first four at 10 of his 17 starts all in Stakes and Group races. And at Group 1 level additional to his Oakleigh Plate second, he also finished fourth in the ATC Galaxy behind Nature Strip and Pierata, and was also fifth in both the MRC Blue Diamond Stakes and VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes.

His qualities of precociousness, toughness and temperament coupled with his impressive turn of foot are similarities we can relate to Spirit of Booms own racing career and give Encryption the exciting credentials we have sought out for a stallion to succeed alongside him at stud. James Cummings described him after his Danehill Stakes win as “He’s a really cool horse” … “he’s a colt with a really good turn of foot and he’s got speed, but he’s got a wonderful nature that allows him to keep improving…”

Encryption will train on with James Cummings towards a Stradbroke Handicap to be his last start before he retires, after which his service fee will then be announced.


Sitting second on the second season sires list, Spirit of Booms first crop have progressed from strength to strength saluting at an impressive 8.2% stakes winners to runners. Headlined by Boomsara winning the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas, Spirit of Boom sits fifth on the 3yo Australian Sires table and has also taken his achievements overseas with Group 3 Bonecrusher Stakes winner Spirits Aubeer in NZ.

He has now had 11 individual stakes horses from 112 runners, and from limited 2yo’s to hit the track this season has already produced the MRC Inglis Debutant stakes winner Champagne Boom and BRC Calaway Gal stakes runner up Boomstress. Going into the Winter carnival he will have plenty of representation with the likes of Boomsara, Outback Barbie and Ef Troop all kicking off their campaigns at the Gold Coast this weekend.

After covering a large book of 218 quality mares last season, his book will be more restricted this year for longevity. Spirit of Boom will stand this season at a fee of $44,000 inc GST.


Also on the Eureka roster for 2019 will again be the gun 2yo sprinting son of Choisir in Defcon, who will stand his 3rd stud season at $4,400 inc GST with payment on live foal. His first crop of foals have inherited his Adonis like physique and will be seen at yearling sales next year. Stud stalwart and Group 1 sire Red Dazzler will also stand at an unchanged fee of $4,400 inc GST.


A stallion parade will be hosted at Eureka Stud on Sunday 26th of May, two days before the Magic Millions broodmare sale commences. All are invited and welcome to attend.