Breeding & Racing News

February 23, 2018

Kinky Boom out to keep the good times rolling for Scott McAlpine’s Eureka Stud

POLITE as ever, Eureka Stud’s Scott McAlpine precedes this Wednesday afternoon interview pertaining to Kinky Boom’s Blue Diamond prospects almost apologetic that he has only a few minutes to spare. “I’ve got Boomsara about to run at the Gold Coast […]
February 3, 2018

Kinky Boom Wins Inglis Premier

CRAIG Williams compared Kinky Boom to last year’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy after her spectacular debut victory in the $250,000 Inglis Premier (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Kinky Boom didn’t begin well and was a clear last in the […]
January 8, 2018

Boom time for first-season sire with service fee spike

One of the most intriguing questions floating around the thoroughbred world, as the 2018 yearling sales circuit enters it first round this week, is the one concerning the young stallion Spirit Of Boom. Can he finish what he has started? […]
December 23, 2017

Baby boom to spark all-out bidding war as new sire enjoys blistering start to stud career

MAGIC Millions Bloodstock manager Barry Bowditch has tipped a frenzy of bidding on the Spirit Of Boom yearlings heading to next month’s Gold Coast sale. Feltre winning at the Gold Coast for trainer Brian Smith and jockey Jim Byrne. Picture: […]
December 18, 2017

The Spirit Of Racing

Not sure if Simon Adams is a Star Wars fan, but the ‘hobby breeder’ from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, definitely believes in the force. On Saturday, Adams cheered on as brilliant youngster, Ef Troop, raced into raging hot favouritism for the […]
December 16, 2017

Outback Barbie Wins Listed Calaway Gal Stakes

Trainer Tony Gollan felt like a proud father when filly Outback Barbie gave him and sire Spirit of Boom the feature two-year-old double at Doomben on Saturday. Outback Barbie ($8) held on to win by a long neck to Granny […]
December 16, 2017

EF Troop Wins Listed Phelan Ready Stakes

At Doomben in Brisbane, Eureka Stud’s dual Gr1-winning stallion Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo-Temple Spirit, by Special Dane) sired his first stakes winner when exciting 2YO Australian-bred gelding EF Troop (Spirit Of Boom- Limealicious, by Exceed And Excel) scored in the […]
February 10, 2017

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 […]
September 2, 2016

Half-brother by Spirit Boom to Turbulent Air 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 […]
August 16, 2016

Colin McAlpine A.M.

The Australian thoroughbred industry has lost a truly remarkable figure with the passing of Colin McAlpine. Born and raised in Queensland’s Darling Downs, McAlpine commenced working for the family-owned, Eureka Stud, at Cambooya straight out of school, but ‘work’ doesn’t […]
August 15, 2016

Flautino Finale for Colin

Red Dazzler mare Flautino marked her final run with a win farwelling her late breeder and owner Colin McAlpine. Racing in Eureka’s renwoned colours created in the 1940’s by Colin McAlpne, her win at Ipswich on Friday 12th August was […]
June 7, 2016

Red Dazzler Rock Solid

Red Dazzler continues to score runs on the board. Solid at 61% winners to runners ratio and with progeny earnings over $10 million, the old boy of Eureka rarely disapoints owner breeders like those of Rudy. The 5yo gelding again […]