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Straight from the horse’s mouth - Booms are Booming!

31 Jul 2015

As the days tick over and I start getting myself back into shape ahead of my second season at stud, I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic so thought I’d reflect back on the last 12 months.


 

 

(Miss Leibert happily in-foal courtesy of your's truly)

 

This time last year I was being taught the lessons of love-making and as most of you now know, I’ve been deemed a natural talent. Of course there’ll always be the naysayers, and I have heard whispers that some of you human folk out there already are talking about the possibility of 2nd year syndrome which athletes sometimes suffer from? Well I can tell you straight up that I’m even more confident going into this season and I trust breeders out there will also maintain such enthusiasm. I’m sure you haven’t forgotten  .. I am a dual Group 1 winner standing in the Sunshine state which makes me unique in the company of top quality Queensland horse flesh. I had the precociousness to win the Magic Millions Prelude by 7 lengths, blitzed the field in the Ken Russell Memorial and was beaten by Pressday in the  Group 2 Champagne Stakes, with fellow statesman Buffering settling into 3rd .. And all this as a 2-year-old!! Some 4 years later I then convert my two Group 1’s!!

I’m undoubtedly a stallion with so many qualities and whilst not having the absolute pedigree akin to Australia’s leading sire, Fastnet Rock, I am from the most consistent sire this State has ever seen. The facts are, had I have been a son of Danehill, my price would be considered out of reach for the majority of Queensland breeders. I have a brother who is still competing at the pinnacle of racing. Temple kicks off his Melbourne campaign in the Auries Star in a week’s time at the ripe-old age of 9. The penultimate will be the Memsie Stakes in what will be an outstanding race once again .. as it is every year. However the prime objective this campaign, and as the perfect prelude to retirement, will be in the New Year on Magic Millions day which could prove a fitting finale at the Gold Coast.

As one career comes to an end there’ll be a blossoming of new beginnings courtesy of my first mares foaling what I am sure will be some impressive types during August. Two of the better performed racing mares I serviced, Miss Leibert, whose sister, Lady Jetsetter, Is one to keep an eye on over the coming months, and Pure Purfection will be the first to foal. 

Having been out of the limelight now for quite a while, I’m hoping it's not a case of out-of-sight, out-of-mind. I noticed there were a couple of mares from Fastnet Rock and More than Ready recently arrive at the farm which gives me some hope of a good year ahead. Both of these mares are out of black-type winning mothers, so hopefully they’ve passed on their genes. One of those impeccably bred types, Ready to Belong is definitely one that I’m keen to get up-close and personal with NOL. An unraced mare out of Belong to Many, who has run and won listed and Group races across 4 states in her career looks a compact, racy type. Whilst she was unraced, I had heard around the stable her former gaffer, Peter Snowden had a decent opinion of her. More of these types I say. 

I also hear around the stable that you human folk are being a bit slow booking in. Do yourself a favour and get in asap as I’m ready to unleash the genetic pool!! And anyway just imagine if you human folk had to go this long between drinks NOL. Will keep you updated as the first foals arrive. In the meantime, go the Booms and cheer on big bro as he sticks it to those southerners!! 

For those with short memories .. I’m standing at Eureka Stud with a more than an affordable service fee price tag of just $11,000.

Neigh for now

Spirit