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

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 Yet to Be Announced

The finalists include:


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



2019 Champion Broodmare - She's Meaner (dam of Lean Mean Machine)

Lean Mean Machine (2015 c by Zoustar) 6 starts in 2018/19 for  1(1)- 0 -1(1)  A$235,350


She’s Meaner was a smart race mare starting 13 times for three wins and one second for $467,500 in prizemoney. Her best performances included winning the Listed BTC Tommy Smith Slipper and lean-mean-machine-hiresrunning second in the GCTC Magic Millions 2yo Classic.

She’s Meaner is by Glenlogan Park’s Group 1 winning stallion Falvelon from the Group 1 winning New Zealand bred mare She’s A Meanie. She is the dam of three named foals, two to race, both winners, one being the dual Group 2 winner Lean Mean Machine.

In the 2018/19 season, Lean Mean Machine started 7 times for trainer Chris Waller recording 1 win and 1 third for prize-money totalling A$235,350

His feature win was in the Group 2 ATC Run To The Rose Handicap over 1200 metres where he met and defeated a quality field of Three-Year-Olds.

He also ran a close-up third in the 2018 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes behind brilliant filly Sunlight at Flemington over the spring carnival.

Lean Mean Machine had already proved himself at Stakes level by winning the Group 2 Sires Produce Stakes in May 2018 at the Brisbane Winter Carnival and has now been retired to stand his first season at stud in Victoria for Aquis.

For these top-class performances, the dam of Lean Mean Machine, the Glenlogan Park bred & raced She’s Meaner, is the 2018/19 Queensland Broodmare of The Year.