2017 Queensland Champion Sire - Rothesay

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Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association is proud to announce the 2017 Queensland Breeding Champions.

 

Rothesay has won Champion Sire, Sidereus is the Champion 2yo Sire, Golden Archer is the Champion First Season Sire, and Broodmare of the Year has been awarded to Mrs Windsor, dam of Egg Tart.

“Queensland bred runners have once again had a tremendous season and matched it with the best on the national stage,” said TBQA President, Basil Nolan.

“I would like to congratulate all the award winners, and think it’s a particularly fitting swansong for Glenlogan Park that Rothesay has taken the title of Champion Stallion.”

After decades at the forefront of the Queensland breeding industry, Glenlogan Park announced earlier this year that they would no longer be standing stallions. They were obviously thrilled to go out with this award.

“It is a wonderful feather in the cap of Rothesay to claim Champion Stallion so early in his career but to do so with only three crops of racing age (his oldest were just 4YO’s), is nothing short of outstanding”, Glenlogan Park Manager Steve Morley said.

“In my opinion, he has more upside than any other sire in Queensland, as he has really good sized crops to come and his progeny are only getting better with age. He is a stallion really on the rise!”

“He joins Show A Heart and Jet Spur as recent Champion Stallions for us and it is a rewarding way for Glenlogan to bow out of the stallion scene.”

Rothesay’s crowning brings it to seven of the last nine years that sires from Glenlogan Park have been awarded the Champion Sire title, an absolutely amazing achievement.

Photo - TBQA President Basil Nolan with Jeff Kruger from Lyndhurst Stud accepting Rothesay's award on behalf of Glenlogan Park and TBQA Vice President Stan Johnston.