Friday, 3 August 2012
: Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland has announced award winners for the 2011/2012 racing season with Show A Heart champion sire for the fifth consecutive year.
| Show A Heart |
Show A Heart was also named Champion 2YO Sire for the second time. He also won this award in 2007/08.
This past season he sired 99 winners, 65 placed, five stakes winners and four stakes placed including two G1 winners, Toorak Toff winner of the Rupert Clarke Stakes and Woorim winner of the prestigious Oakleigh Plate.
Show A Heart amassed A$4,482,560 for the 2011/12 racing season.
He finished in the Top 15 active stallions in Australia on the General Sires table and eighth nationally on the Champion 2YO Sires table.
Show A Heart had 33 2YO starters for 11 winners, 6 placed, 2 stakes winners for prizemoney totalling A$1,042,200.
His leading performers being dual Group winner Luke's Luck ($490,950) and Listed winner Discreet ($197,500).
Court Command was the Queensland's Champion First Season Sire.
Not only did he top the Queensland list, he was ranked second in Australia on winners and third in Australia on prizemoney for First Season Sires.
From just 29 starters he's had nine winners including one in Hong Kong, and 10 placegetters.
The quality of candidates for 2012/13 Broodmare of the Year was the best ever, with Queensland broodmares producing outstanding runners this season.
The list included:
TEMPLE SPIRIT (by Special Dane) produced Temple of Boom (by Piccolo) and Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo)
DAMAH LADY (by Mukkadamah) produced Luckygray (by Bradbury's Luck)
ACTION ANNIE (by Anabaa) produced Buffering (by Mossman)
WABBLE (by Canadian Silver) produced Woorim (by Show A Heart)
ORONG (by Grand Lodge) produced Toorak Toof (by Show A Heart)
PENTAMEROUS (by Pentire) produced Shoot Out (by High Chaparral
Temple Spirit, the dam of Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom was awarded Broodmare of the Year.
Temple Spirit unfortunately died at the young age of just nine, three years ago due to laminitis.
She was owned by Scott and Colin McAlpine at Eureka Stud on the Darling Downs. They bred both her and her dam, Temple Top, so their success threads right through the generations.
Temple Spirit's legacy will continue through her two fillies that have been retained by Eureka Stud and are about to commence training with Tony Gollan.
They are a 3yo by Red Dazzler and a 4yo by Break the Vault.