Harry McAlpine

February 23, 2020

Pippie Blows Them Away in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate

On a track playing all day to speed, with a jockey universally admired as one of the best front-running rider in the land, everything panned out for the speedster Pippie as the daughter of Written Tycoon led at every call […]
December 1, 2019

Sugar Boom takes Spirit of Boom into Double Digits

Spirit Of Boom’s speedy daughter Sugar Boom made every post a winner in Saturday’s Listed Mode Plate (1200m) at Doomben to credit apprentice Stephanie Thornton with her first stakes winner and Spirit of Boom with his tenth. It was the […]
August 31, 2019

Pippie wins the Group 3 Cockram Stakes

The Written Tycoon mare Pippie took another giant stride in her career when ringing up a maiden stakes win in Saturday’s Group III Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Displaying her trademark speed from the barriers, Pippie led under a stranglehold […]
August 5, 2019

SPIRIT OF BOOM CHAMPION QUEENSLAND SIRE

With only two crops to race, Spirit of Boom has elevated himself to Champion Sire of Queensland. Highlighted by BOOMSARA winning the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas, Spirit of Boom’s progeny in the 2018/2019 season earned over $5,756,000 with 62 individual […]
July 15, 2019

Pippie could be next Queensland star after Doomben win

A genuine spring carnival contender usually bobs up late in the Brisbane winter and this year it could be Pippie. The filly gave the John and Chris Meagher stable its fourth Doomben winner over the past two Saturdays when she […]
June 12, 2019

ENCRYPTION’S 2019 STUD FEE SET

Encryption has arrived on the Darling Downs ready to commence his stud career. After a strong performance in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap last Saturday, Encryption retires to stud sound and has everything breeders are searching for; pedigree, physicality and […]
May 18, 2019

Ninth Stakes Winner for Spirit of Boom

Carrying the colours made famous by her sire Spirit Of Boom, two-year-old filly Perudo took advantage of an inside barrier and a gem of a ride by Brad Stewart to edge out the fast-finishing Gem Of Scotland in Saturday’s Listed […]
May 3, 2019

BLUE-BLOODED ENCRYPTION JOINS EUREKA AS 2019 FEES SET

ENCRYPTION 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 […]
January 12, 2019

Boomsara battles it out for Magic Millions Guineas win

In a huge result for the thoroughbred industry in Queensland, Chris Munce’s gallant Spirit Of Boom gelding Boomsara refused to be beaten in a thrilling three-horse war in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. With […]