Annual Awards

The following awards are presented each year by the TBQA - Champion First Season Stallion, Stallion of the Year, Champion 2yo Stallion, Champion Broodmare

2017 Champion First Season Stallion - Golden Archer

Top Performer – Lady Lark (2014 f – Vital)  10 starts 1-4-2  A$118,800goldenarcher-20120901-00441

Golden Archer was the best performing first season sire for Queensland, and his presence was also felt on the National First Season Sire table, where he placed fourth for earnings and third for winners, all with a very modest 25 runners!

Golden Archer stands at Raheen Stud and is by Champion Sire, Rock of Gibraltar out of Viennetta, who won the 2006 NZ Group 2 Breeders Stakes. Viennetta has had four foals to race for three winners.

Golden Archer was an outstanding racehorse, trained by Peter Moody, and had eight wins, four seconds and two thirds from twenty starts with prizemoney totalling $676,950. He won the Group 3 McNeil Stakes at Caulfield in 2011, along with a number of Listed races including The Gold Sovereign, the Streets Stakes, the St Albans Stakes and The Shark.

Golden Archer finished the season with 25 starters, eight winners and 11 placed with total progeny earnings $383,000. His top performers were Lady Lark and Royal Myth. He also had the winner of the $90,000 Singapore Silver Horseshoe Open 2YO Hcp, Whistling Win.

His best month was the last month of the season, showing that his progeny is getting stronger with age so should go on.

 

2017 Qld Stallion of the Year - Rothesay

Top Performer – In His Stride (2012 g – In Her Shoes) 15 starts 1-5(1)-2(1)  A$311,200   rothesay-new

Rothesay is no stranger to the Queensland honour roll, after winning Champion Freshman Sire in 2014/15.  

He has had another outstanding season with his top performers, the Stakes winning Too Good to Refuse and the Stakes placed In His Stride. Rothesay has had an impressive 71 winners and 109 place getters from 158 starters this season with his progeny amassing $3,451,017. 

Rothesay is by the Champion sire, Fastnet Rock from the winning mare, Schiaperelli (by Woodman), coming from the family of Champion racehorse and stallion, Canny Lad, a dual Group 1 winner of the Golden Slipper and VRC Sires Produce Stakes.

Rothesay had just nine starts for four wins including the G2 BRC Qld Guineas, the G3 Lord Mayor’s Cup, the STC 2yo Blackberry Hcp, the STC Myboycharlie Hcp. He placed second in the G2 STC Theo Marks Hcp and the STC De Bortoli Wines Hcp and third in the Listed Gosford Guineas.

Rothesay joins Show a Heart and Jet Spur as recent Champion Sires for Glenlogan Park Stud.

 

2017 Champion 2YO Stallion - Sidereus

Top performer – Cabin Fever  (2014 f – Feline Flyer)  5 starts 1-0-0       $94,950    siderius-low-res

Sidereus performed strongly as a freshman sire, and his 2yo crop in the 2017 season were also impressive. He had 28 2yo starters for 8 winners and 7 placegetters, amassing a total of $479,350 in prizemoney.

Sidereus, by Champion Sire General Nediym out of Hootenanny, was only lightly raced, having just eight starts. He won the Gr 2 Pago Pago Stakes in April 2008 and placed second in the Listed Schweppes Stakes in March 2008.

Sidereus stands at Oakland’s Stud on the Darling Downs and his top juveniles this season included Cabin Fever ($94,950), Pure Luck ($88,200) and The Bank Manager ($69,300).

 

2017 Champion Broodmare - Mrs Windsor

Dam of  Egg Tart   (2013 m by Sebring)  8 starts     6-0-1  $795,150     egg-tart

Once again Queensland had a number of elite performers for the racing season, but there were two particularly outstanding choices for Broodmare of the Year; Supriym Story (dam of VRC Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit) and the winner by a narrow vote, Mrs Windsor (dam of Egg Tart).

Egg Tart (2013 by Sebring) is trained by Chris Waller at Rosehill and has had six wins and a third from just 8 starts, collecting $795,150 in prizemoney. Her most prestigious wins include the Gr 1 Qld Oaks at Doomben in June and the Gr 1 Schweppes Oaks at Morphettville in May.

Mrs Windsor, by King’s Best, was unraced and has had five foals, three to race, including 6yo Tropez, by Bernadini who had 18 starts for two wins, two seconds and a third, earning $34,308 in prizemoney; a 5yo gelding by Congrats, named Vivacious Winner, who is racing in Hong Kong and has had one second from 19 starts, her champion, Egg Tart, and she has a 2yo colt by Shamus Award, called Storm the Beaches who is yet to start.

Unfortunately Mrs Windsor died from a possible snake bite towards the end of last year, aged 13.

She was owned by Tony and Julie Brown, from Jorson Farm at Wondai, in the South Burnett.