Fifth Horse of the Year title for Buffering

Queensland icon Buffering was named Queensland’s Horse of the Year for a record fifth time when the 2015-16 awards were presented at Doomben on the weekend.

The achievements of Mossman’s marvel were celebrated following another successful season winning the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley, G1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot and G1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai.

He also won the $1 Magic Millions QTIS Plate at the Gold Coast between his trips to Perth and the Gulf.

Buffering (9g Mossman – Action Annie by Anabaa) is the most successful Magic Millions graduate of all time.  He has banked over $7.26 million after changing hands for just $22,000 as a yearling at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions.

“He’s a great credit to Queensland and had flown the State’s flag at national and international meetings for years,” trainer Rob Heathcote said.  “It’s been a crazy ride and let’s hope it isn’t over yet.

“I’m keen for him to contest the Moir Stakes again.  Surely, if he wins it a fourth time they will name it after him.”

Buffering is a son of Vinery sire Mossman and Group 1 Queensland Derby winner Eagle Way, who won the 3YO Horse of the Year award, is by Vinery champion More Than Ready.

In the breeding divisional awards, Mossman’s sire-son Love Conquers All was Champion First Season Stallion in Queensland.  He missed winning the Australian title by just $30.