Winners for Spirit

Spirit of Boom is off and running. His progeny winning.

With his first crop  2yo runners he has produced 2 individual winners, 5 individual placers, all from 8 startes (7 in Australia, 1 in NZ).

Leading the charge is Ef Troop, winner at Doomben over 1050m, while Legal Ties took the RJC Breeders Plate at Callaghan Park over the same trip.

His progeny prizemoney including bonuses amounts to $135,000 putting him on top of the Australian First Season Sires List. It may only be early days but he's off to a sprited start ! (stats Arion 15/11/2017)

Spirit of Boom First Trial Winner

Spirit of Boom nailed it in NZ with his first official trial winner, victory by 8 lengths over 600m at Waverley race course. 

Trained by Andrew Campbell at Masterton, he was purchased by him at the Karaka Select sale for $NZ40,000. Bred by Eureka and sold by Eureka under the Bradbury Park banner, he is a son of Eureka-bred mare by Red Dazzler, Dazzling Display. She is a half-sister to Gr 2 QLD Guineas winner Express Air who also has a Sprit of Boom 2yo colt, currently in training with Lindsay Park in Melbourne.


Basara Impresses on Debut

Eureka-bred 2yo filly Basara (Niconni ex Baroque Pearl) made her mark at Doomben on Saturday with a brilliant performance to win first up. Trained by Tony Sears in Toowoomba, the filly has always shown abily matching stable mate and dual stakeswinning colt Pardoe by Red Dazzler, also Eureka-bred.

Bassara was entered into the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling sale session five in January last year, however after failing the scope at Eureka before travelling to the Gold Coast she was withdrawn. Given six months in the paddock she scoped well when tested again so was put into work withan  outstanding result on debut and ridden well by Teagan Harrison.

Eureka Stallion Parade 2017

Scott McAlpine and family are proud to show off our 2017 stallion line up to our clients and friends by holding a stallion parade at the stud on Sunday 20th August, with gates open at 10.30am for 11am parade.

We do ask that you kindly RSVP with names by Monday 14th August to:

Look forward to welcoming you to Eureka.


Defcon parades at Magic Millions Mare Sale

He has the physique to match his speed.  

Defcon, super sprinting son of Choisir will be available to see at the Gold Coast during the Magic Millions mare sale.

Please contact Scott,  Angus or Jenny at the sale if you wish to view him.

At the end of the week, he will take up residence at Eureka !

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Red Dazzler's Listed 2YO winner Pardoe

Seven For Red Dazzler 

In form juvenile Pardoe (2 f ex Pardees by Rubiton) made it three victories in succession to finish strongly to take out the Oxlade Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Doomben on 20 May, providing Red Dazzler with his seventh individual stakes winner.

Trained by Tony Sears in Toowoomba, Pardoe had won his maiden at Warwick before again proving victorious at Ipswich on 10 May.

Pardoe was passed in by Eureka at the Magic Millions Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale for $56,000 (reserve $65,000), 

Defcon an Exciting Addition

Brilliant sprinting juvenile, Defcon will bring an added bonus to Eureka and to Queensland.

Not only is he an outstanding sire prospect suitable for Queensland, he adds incentive to breeders with the prospect of extra future funds. 

Blistering winner of Canberra Gr 3 Black Opal Stakes as a 2yo and then Gr 3 MRC McNeil Stakes as a 3yo, he was rated by trainer Peter Snowden as one of his very best youngters. A powerful runner up in the ATC's Gr 2 Silver Slipper Stakes & Gr 3 Canonbury Stakes, he is well suited to produce speed and precocity. Confident of his ability to emulate his ability, Defcon's owners have offered a $250,000 bonus to the breeder, should they produce the 2yo Magic Millions Classic winner in 2021 when his first crop of 2yos emerge.

The multiple Group winning son of Champion sire Choisir will stand his first season at a fee of $8,000 inc gst with a free return.

Real Saga Real Value

Queensland Champion sire REAL SAGA relocates to Eureka Stud

Real Saga (Tale Of The Cat x Windy Kate by Air Express), will this season stand at Eureka Stud alongside Spirit of Boom and Red Dazzler.

Formerly of Glenlogan Park the three time Champion Qld 2YO Sire who has finished in the top 12 on the Australian 2YO Sires table in three of the last four seasons will stand at a fee of $9,900 inc gst with a live foal guarantee.

A naturally talented racehorse, REAL SAGA has produced a 2YO Magic

Millions Classic winner, Real Surreal, G3 ATC Adrian Knox winner Candelara,

as well winners of the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic, Listed Mode Plate,

Listed Phoenix Stakes, Listed Bruce McLachlan Memorial Classic and G1

place getters in the ATC Australian Oaks and JJ Atkins Stakes, with progeny

earnings over $10 million

Being the perfect outcross for Danzig and Danehill-line mares he compliments the Eureka stallion rank at $9,900 and provides real proven value. 

Spirit of Booms' Storm the Sales

Spirit of Boom made a Magic Millions impact.

As the least expensive on service fee ($11,000) of all the first season sires in the Gold Coast sale, he came out on top to be one of the most profitable finishing on that first season sire list behind big stud guns Dundeel, Zoustar, Shamus Award, Shamexpress and Camelot

His progeny averaged $120,000 a cracking 11 times his service fee ($10,000 + GST) putting him third in that best profit on service fee category behind Written Tycoon and I am Invincible via his 6 lots in Book 1 with a top price of $210,000. Even in Book 2 he achieved 100% clearance and averaged over $47,000.

Selling two lots at Karaka in NZ, they sold for $45,000 and $50,000 to Kiwi trainers Andrew Campbell and Nigel Tiley. Watch for more young Booms at the sales in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne coming up !


Half-brother by Spirit Of Boom to Turbulent Air to sell in 2017

South African Winner for So You Think
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 1 September 2016
Champion racehorse and promising sire So You Think has a very promising three year-old in South Africa with lightly raced colt Turbulent Air beating older horses at Kenilworth on Wednesday to post his second win.

The Justin Snaith trained colt was having his fourth start in the 1600 metre contest and forged clear to win by a length.

Turbulent Air as a yearlingTurbulent Air was a $150,000 Inglis Easter purchase for James Bester Bloodstock from the draft of Eureka Thoroughbreds and is the first winner for Group II Queensland Guineas winner Express Air, a Piccolo (GB) mare from the family of Queensland Oaks winner Mother of Pearl.

Spirit of Boom colt ex Express Air will be offered next year through a yearling sale. Being the first crop of Spirit of Boom in the sales ring.