2020 Queensland Champion Stallions

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Congratulations to the Leading Sires for 2020:

Spirit of Boom remains in the record books. This year he’s won three of the four Queensland Champion Sire awards – Leading Queensland Sire by Earnings and by Winners as well as Champion Queensland 2YO Sire.

In the 2019/20 season, Spirit of Boom had 48 2 year old runners for 15 winners (16 wins) collecting $1,050,441 and winning the Queensland Champion 2YO Sire.

Overall, he had 204 runners for 96 winners, five of them Stakes winners and a total of 144 wins earning a total of $6,120,720 to win both titles of Queensland Champion Sire on Earnings and on Winners.

He’s no stranger to stallion trophies, named both Champion Freshman Sire and Champion 2YO Sire in 2017 and in the 2018/19 season he was crowned Queensland Champion Stallion.

Congratulations to Scott and Grania McAlpine and all the team at Eureka Stud for this wonderful result.

Aquis’ smart young stallion, Spill the Beans has had a tremendous season, taking out the Queensland First Season Sire, and ranking second on the National table. Spill the Beans has 45 runners for 13 winners (22 wins) with earnings totaling $1,033,561.

There was a lot of talk about Spill the Bean’s potential and he’s clearly lived up to that and I think on the back of his first crop’s results he will definitely be one to watch in the future.

I’m not going to announce the Queensland Broodmare of the Year until the next edition of RACE after the Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Award as this was once again hotly contested with three worthy finalists and could go any way. The finalists are:

COUPE EXPRESS dam of Pippie (Written Tycoon x Coupe Express) $597,950  11: 5-2-0 owned by Eureka Stud

REZONET dam of Tyzone (Written Tycoon x Rezonet) $1,286,500  41:17-4-3 owned by Mr B Smith, Waylon J Stud

HUSS ON FIRE dam of Rothfire (Rothesay x Huss on Fire) $758,400  7:6-1-0 owned by Gleeson Thoroughbreds