QLD breeding award winners

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Glenlogan Park has scooped the pool at the annual Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association (TBQA) awards, winning two of the four categories.

These awards have been held for over 20 years now and are considered extremely prestigious in the breeding industry.

This year was quite tough to judge as Queensland-bred horses are performing exceptionally well across the board and it was particularly close results in the Broodmare of the Year and Champion First Season Sire categories.

“Once again Glenlogan Park has featured prominently in the winners circle, taking out two of the four awards including Champion Stallion for the third consecutive year, a huge achievement in itself,” said TBQA President, Basil Nolan.

Darling Downs based, Eureka and Noralla Studs took out the other categories.

The winners are

Red Dazzler – $ 407,700

Top performer – 2008 DAZZLING KIND (g That Kind of Girl) 1-0-2 A$97,000

RED DAZZLER, standing at Eureka Stud on the Darling Downs, is by the Champion USA sire Red Ransom from the very smart Listed placed mare Vain Hill (by Danehill).
Red Dazzler was a top class racehorse and from 19 starts ran in 17 Group/Listed races for 15 Stakes places. He was a 2yo winner at his only 2yo start and at 4yo was the winner of the Group 1 Toorak Handicap.
In his first season he is the sire of 34 starters for 9 winners, 8 placegetters with prizemoney totaling $407,700.
In an outstanding result, Red Dazzler finished fourth on the National First Season Sires list.


Jet Spur – $1, 050, 700
Top performer – 2008 KAHUI (f Tessa Bianca NZ) 1-3-0 A$176,500

Glenlogan Park stallion Jet Spur stamped his authority on this season’s 2yo Sires list, having had 25 starters for 15 winners, 3 placed, 1 Stakes winner and Stakes placegetter. His Stakes winner being the very promising filly Belle d’Amour, the winner of $128,000 prizemoney to date.
In an incredible performance, Jet Spur has finished eighth on the National 2yo Sires list, in front of the likes of Lonhro, Testa Rossa, Stratum and Flying Spur.


Show A Heart – $4, 316, 381
Top performer – 2005 HEART OF DREAMS (g Academy of Dreams) 1-3-0 A$556,000

In an amazing feat for Glenlogan Park, Show A Heart continues his reign as Queensland’s Champion Stallion for the third consecutive year.
His long list of titles include Australia’s Champion first season sire of 05-06, and Champion Second Season Sire, 06-07, along with Champion New Zealand 2yo Sire 06-07. This season, he has had 106 winners, 40 placegetters, 7 Stakes winners and 2 Stakes placed for over $4.3million in prizemoney. His Stakes winners being Fifteen Carat, Rightfully Yours, Dual Chamber, Handsome Nic, Heart of Dreams, Toorak Toff and Woorim.


Live It Up – Dam of Response

Live It Up was a very handy race mare, winning three races and was Group 1 placed in the Flight Stakes.
She is the dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race for four winners including Disco Girl, a 3 times winner and the dam of Group 2 winner Return to Sender and the Listed place getter Pit Lane.
Lit It Up’s best performer has undoubtedly been the 2010-11 Dual Group 1 winner Response (f by Charge Forward). Response is the winner of 4 races including the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, amassing $777, 175 in prizemoney. Her performances this season include:

· 1st GROUP 1 SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes
· 1st GROUP 1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
· 1st GROUP 3 VRC Matron Stakes
· 2nd GROUP 2 VRC AV Kewney Stakes
· 2nd GROUP 2 Let’s Elope Stakes
· 2nd GROUP 3 WW Cockram Stakes
· 2nd MVRC W & P Truck Sales Premium Plate
· 3rd GROUP 2 VRC Seppelt Salinger Stakes
· 4th GROUP 1 VRC Newmarket Handicap

“I would like to congratulate not only our award winners, but all Queensland breeders for the magnificent job you continue to do,” said Mr Nolan.

“Queensland-bred horses are getting stronger each year.

“With the statistics our sires have and the bargain stud fees we offer here, I don’t know why anyone would look elsewhere this breeding season.”