2017 Champion Freshman Sire - Golden Archer


Another young stallion with plenty of promise is the Champion First Season Sire, Golden Archer.

Golden Archer only had twenty five starters for the season, with eight winners and six placegetters – 77% of all starters were money earners, including Whistling Win – winner of $90,000 Singapore Silver Horseshoe Open 2YO Hcp.

“We’re obviously thrilled with the job he’s done,” said Raheen Stud Manager, Basil Nolan Jnr.

“To not only be the leading first season sire in Queensland, but to run third in Australia from such a small crop is a testament to the horse.”

Golden Archer was recommended to the Nolan family by Champion Australian trainer, Peter Moody. He was a tough, precocious race horse that excelled at the highest level and this has clearly flowed through to his progeny.

“He's made good money for everyone who has invested in him; from buying a weanling to turn around at the breeze-ups, to racing, everyone's getting great results,” said Basil Jnr.

“We really need to thank Peter Moody for his recommendation, and to everyone who has supported the horse.

“We’re really looking forward to watching these horses as they get older because he finished the season hard, the last month was his best, which shows the horses are getting stronger as they get older.”

Photo - Basil Nolan Jnr from Raheen Stud accepts the award for Golden Archer