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

2020 Champion First Season Stallion - Spill The Beans                   

Top Performer – Tumbler Ridge (Br.c 2017 – Factor Fiction) 9 starts 2-2-3 A$198,475  spill-the-beans-lower-res

From 45 starters, Spill the Beans sired 13 individual winners recording a total of 22 wins between them for a total of $1,033,561 in prizemoney. Not only is Spill the Beans Queensland’s Champion First Season Sire, he was Australia’s Champion First Season Sire by winners (13 with 22 wins) and ranked second in Australia on Earnings.

Spill The Beans top performer was the Steven O'Dea trained Tumbler Ridge who had nine starts for two wins, two seconds and three thirds and banked $198,475 for connections.

Spill The Beans, by Australia’s Champion Sire, Snitzel, has passed on his brilliant racetrack ability to his progeny. Spill The Beans started eleven times for five wins, two seconds and a third. While he won both his starts as a 2yo, his performance as a 3yo was even stronger winning the G3 BRC QTC Cup, the G3 Hawkesbury Guineas and the G3 ATC Eskimo Prince showing that his three year olds will be ones to watch.

Congratulations to Aquis for this great achievement.


2020 Qld Stallion of the Year - Spirit of Boom

 Top Performer – Boomsara (Br.g 2015 – Passara) 6 starts 2 (2) – 0 – 1 A$1,340,100 spiritofboom1

Spirit of Boom is no stranger to the highest of accolades. This champion racehorse moved to the breeding barn only to not only be crowned Queensland’s Champion First Season Stallion and Champion Two-Year- Old Stallion last season but also Australia’s Champion First Season Sire by winners. Now, with only two crops of racing age, Spirit Of Boom has added another trophy to the mantle-piece by claiming Queensland’s 2019 Stallion of the Year.

In the 2018/19 season, Spirit Of Boom had 129 runners for 62 winners including 5 Stakes winners banking $5,756,050 in prize-money.

Spirit of Boom’s top runners include Outback Barbie, Champagne Boom and of course, Boomsara who added the 2019 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas to his CV on the back of being the inaugural winner of the $500,000 The Jewel in 2018, another great advertisement to buy QTIS bred horses.

Congratulations to the McAlpine family and all the team at Eureka Stud on the Darling Downs.


2020 Champion 2YO Stallion - Spirit of Boom

Top performer - Spirit One (Br.f 2017 – High Ace) 8 starts 2-1-2 A$214,000

Not only is he Queensland’s Champion First Season Sire, but Spirit of Boom has one again taken the title of Champion Two Year Old Stallion after recording 15 individual winners from just 48 starters $1,050,441 in prizemoney. 

His top 2YO runner this season was the Tony and Maddysen Sears trained Spirit One who had two wins, a second and two thirds from eight starts, collecting $214,000 in prizemoney.

Spirit of Boom was a champion racehorse and has proved year after year that he has the goods as one of Australia's leading sires sine retiring to the breeding barn at Eureka Stud.

Congratulations to the McAlpine family and the team at Eureka. 



2020 Champion Broodmare - Rezonet (dam of Tyzone)

Tyzone (2013 g by Written Tycoon) 9 starts in 2019/20 for 1(1) – 0 – 1 A$250,875

Rezonet began her racing career with Gai Waterhouse in Sydney and after two mediocre starts in NSW she headed to North Queensland to the stables of Janelle Ryan.

Under the care of Ryan, Rezonet put together three straight wins before being retired with the race record of nine starts for 3 wins.

Rezonet, by the Champion Broodmare Sire Hussonet, headed to the breeding barn and her first three foals produced two winners including the very handy Five Stars, the winner of 10 races.

Fourth foal to race is the 2020 Stradbroke Champion Tyzone.

Tyzone has started 43 times for 17 wins including three Stakes, four seconds and three thirds with his most notable performances :

Winning the 2019 Listed 1200m Goldmarket Handicap on the Gold Coast

Winning the 2019 Group 3 BRC Sprint at Doomben over 1350 metres

A second placing in the 2019 Group 1 Stradbroke

Winning the 2020 Group 1, 1400m Stradbroke at Eagle Farm.

Like his dam Rezonet, Tyzone started his racing career in North Queensland winning four of his first six starts with the highlight so far being the victory in Australia’s time honoured Group 1, 1400 metre Handicap for the Gold Coast’s Edmond’s racing stable.

Rezonet has the breeding record of five foals to race, for three winners including the Group 1 winner Tyzone.

To date, Tyzone has amassed prizemoney totalling A$1,286,500 and it’s for these outstanding performances that Rezonet is the 2019/20 Queensland Broodmare Of The Year.

 Rezonet is owned by Mr Brian Smith of Waylon J Stud.