BOOM BABIES BECKON FOR QUEENSLAND
A 90 percent strike rate has netted crack Queensland stallion and proven Group 1 performer, Spirit of Boom an impressive 139 mares in-foal, during his first season at Eureka Stud on the Darling Downs.
In what rates as the second biggest book of mares covered in the State during 2014, Spirit of Boom’s progeny represents a calibre that’s sure to make a mark on the Australian thoroughbred racing scene.
“Given this horse’s strong bloodlines plus pedigree as a dual Group 1 winner, having claimed victory in the William Reid Stakes and Doomben 10,000 in 2014, it’s no surprise he’s piqued interest among breeders,” confirmed Eureka Stud owner Scott McAlpine.
“He was always destined for a return to his birthplace here at Eureka, but solid performances on the track have only enhanced the allure.
“We’re talking about a horse that garnered a cult following in his racing days and I’m sure that tradition will continue well into the future, particularly given the black type performed or producing mares that have ventured out this way during the breeding season.”
The 7-year-old is certain to match the breeding feats of his late father, Sequalo, having aroused particular interest from home-state breeders.
“Kenbelle, the dam of triple Group 1 winner Boban plus Truly Brave, the dam of 2014 Queensland Oaks winner, Tinto gives you a proper insight into the quality of horse we’re talking about here,” added McAlpine.
“There are a further three mares who have produced Group 1 winners plus proven track performers in their own right including listed winner Pure Purffection and Group 2 victor, Express Air.
“There are also mares who have traditionally been serviced by Sequalo, with owners intent on maintaining that proven successful line. Of particular interest will be the pairing with five-time Stakes winner Missy Longstocking’s dam Linyanti.”
With the precociousness to be a listed winner, who was Group 2 placed as a 2-year-old, and the durability to win Group 1 races as a 6-year-old, Spirit of Boom provides future owners with the realistic chance of having a Magic Millions horse or one that can race in a Stradbroke Handicap as a 7-year-old. Only time will tell how successful his stud career envelops, but it will come as no surprise to connections if he was to exceed his illustrious exploits out on the track with this recent career change.
Spirit of Boom: 2014 Breeding Season
153 individual mares covered
139 In Foal
Strike rate over 90%
Second biggest book of mares covered in QLD
PURE PURFFECTION: winner of BRC Bribie H. LISTED
Angel Girl: Dam of SOURTHEN LORD winner of Levin Classic, Gr.1
EXPRESS AIR: winner of the Queensland Guineas, Gr.2
Air’s Precious: Dam of EXPRESS AIR winner of the Queensland Guineas, Gr.2
Silken Whisper: Dam of CHURCHILL DOWNS winner of the Bill Stutt S. Gr.2, 2nd in the magic millions 2YO. sire
Silky Tiger: Half-sister to high heels dam of DESERT WAR and LASER HAWK. Also half-sister to Dearness dam of ROMANTIC TOUCH winner of the JJ Atkins Gr.1
Red Kate: half-sister to ANOTHER WARRIOR winner of the Moonee Valley Gold Cup Gr.2, also half-sister to Windy Kate dam of REAL SAGA
Linyanti: dam of MISSY LONGSTOCKING (sequalo) duel Gr.3 winner
Presina: Grand dam of EAGLE FALLS winner of the MRC Oakleigh P., Gr 1
Truly Brave: dam of TINTO winner of the Queensland Oaks, Gr 1
KENBELLE: dam of BOBAN triple Gr.1 winner
Shower of Steel: dam of CARIAD ( sequalo) listed winner and POLISHED STEEL Gr.3 winner
My name is Luka: dam of EASTERN PRINCE listed winner
Half sisters to DANCE HERO, ALMALAD and ALBERT THE FAT