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QUEENSLAND GOES BOOM!!
It was a trifecta for Queensland on Friday night when champion galloper Spirit of Boom won his first Group One.
Spirit of Boom was bred by Eureka Stud, is by Lyndhurst Stud sire Sequalo and trained by Brisbane’s Tony Gollan.
Spirit of Boom (pictured, Greg Irvine) sent his connections into raptures and assured himself a bright future at stud with the thrilling win in Friday night’s Group One William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
When the runners flashed past the post around half a length separated the first five runners and connections of both Spirit of Boom and Fontelina were unsure just who had won.
Around a minute later the photo was displayed on the big screen and it showed Spirit of Boom, on the outside, had won the race by the barest possible margin.
Spirit of Boom, a member of the Tony Gollan stable, was purchased for $90,000 at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale from the Eureka Thoroughbreds draft.
After a pair of Group One runner-up placings to Lankan Rupee in the both the Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap, Spirit of Boom notched his first Group One success with a gallant win.
“It is really deserving that he won a Group One,” Gollan said. “I’m just so relieved.”
“He was always going to be a stallion and tonight seals the deal,” the proud trainer added.
He has earned himself a return to historic Queensland thoroughbred nursery Eureka Thoroughbreds to stand at stud where he is sure to prove popular with breeders.
Spirit of Boom is the second Group One winner for star Queensland sire Sequalo following on from million dollar mare Star Shiraz.
A half brother to his Group One winning stablemate Temple of Boom, Spirit of Boom is from former talented racemare Temple Spirit.

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QUEENSLAND SALUTES AGAIN
Once again half the program was taken out by Queensland bred runners at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Markane’s seven year old gelding, Freton was rewarded for his ever consistent form with a well-deserved city Saturday win in the Makers Mark OMW (1600m).
Eureka Stud was riding high after Spirit of Boom’s G1 win on Friday night and that was backed up on Saturday thanks to Red Dazzler’s 5yo Red Typhoon.
The Kevin Kemp/Nozi Tomizawa freight train rolled on when Red Typhoon took out the Mount Franklin Sparkling Open over 1500 metres and added another win to his already impressive record.
Lyndhurst Stud’s dominant Champion sire, Sequalo recorded yet another winner.
4yo The Storeman, (pictured Dan Costello Racing) made it back to back wins jumping straight to the front in the Coca-Cola Amatil 1200 Benchmark 85, hanging on to win by the barest possible margin and surviving a protest.
Former Merlo Downs stallion, Dance Hunter sired the winner of the last when promising 4yo Buakaw made it three wins from his last four starts, storming home from near last on straightening in the 1400 metre event.

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OVER $200,000 IN QTIS CASH THIS WEEK
QTIS owners continue to cash in on the bonus prizemoney offered around the State with an incredible $203,000 in QTIS bonus prizemoney on just fifteen races.
The big dollars went begging at Eagle Farm, with the winning 2yo and 3yo not eligible for the $24,500 QTIS bonus. That left connections with $32,000 compared to $56,500. But the second and third placegetters collected the extra prizemoney taking home $17,000 instead of $10,000 and $8,500 rather than just $5,000.
QTIS saw prizemoney increase from $10,000 to $22,000 at Townsville, Rockhampton, Toowoomba, Kilcoy, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. That boosted the winners earnings from $6,500 to $15,000, second place from $2,000 to $4,300 and third from $1,000 to $2,200.
And on the country circuit at Wandoan, Springsure and St George, the QTIS cash saw connections race away with $7,500 for the win compared to $4,000, $2,200 for second up from $1,200 and $1,100 rather than $600 for third place.
This weeks QTIS winners were Craiglea Platinum, Charlotte Grace, Choc Mountain, Ballingall Boy, Our Neddy Boy, Clappers, Curley Grey, Like Lala, Tieres Rock, Outback Saga and C’mon Yvonne.
Photo by Dan Costello Racing – former QTIS winner and this week’s metropolitan runner-up, Queen of the lochs
TRIPLE TREAT
Congratulations to TBQA member, Mick Frappell for his first victory as a trainer on Saturday night when Selfie won the 1300m Maiden in Toowoomba.
It was a sweet win for Mick who has done it all with this Tycoon Ruler x Majestic Image 3yo – he bred, broke him in and now trains the promising galloper.
Mick owns Selfie with his wife Lisa and parents Bob and Maree, all of whom were present to celebrate the milestone, no doubt the first of many.
CHINA CONTRACT CANCELLED
In a bitter blow to the Queensland breeding industry the Chinese Government has banned all imports of Queensland thoroughbreds.
David Lucas, of Dynasty Equine Australia, had recently inspected 160 horses and selected 87 to be imported to China.
Unfortunately that contract can no longer be filled. David has just received a call from the Director of the Agriculture and Science Department in Beijing advising that all imports from Queensland and Northern NSW are banned due to concerns about a virus.
The Department won’t elaborate any further.
David has advised the Queensland Agriculture Minister, John McVeigh and Racing Minister, Steven Dickson of the situation and he is also making further enquiries with China.
David is not in anyway associated with Lucas Bloodstock.