Show A Heart has won the TBQA sires’ premiership for the fourth consecutive year. The Glenlogan Park stallion also claimed Champion TBQA 2YO Sire honours for the second time.
“We are obviously thrilled with the season – it’s been his best year ever,” Glenlogan Park’s Steve Morley said. “He had a couple of Melbourne spring G1 winners and he has finished in the Top 15 active stallions in all of Australia on the General Sires table.
“He is doing a wonderful job not only for Glenlogan, but for the entire state of Queensland and we are very, very proud of him.”
Wattle Brae Stud sire, Court Command is the TBQA Champion First Season Sire. He also ranked second in Australia on winners and third in Australia on prizemoney. From 29 starters, he had 8 winners in Australia and one in Hong Kong.
“The first-season title is tremendous, but we also know that they’re going to get better and better as three and four year olds,” Wattle Brae owner Gary Turkington said. “He’s off to a really good start – they all can get out and gallop.”
The Broodmare of the Year was awarded to Eureka Stud’s Temple Spirit – the dam of Spirit of Boom and Temple of Boom.
Sadly, Temple Spirit was put down due to laminitis when just nine years-old. “It’s great to compete against the big boys,” Eureka’s Scott McAlpine said. “We’ve developed the family through several generations and raced a lot of the stock ourselves, so that makes it even more exciting.”
Temple Spirit’s legacy will continue through her fillies by Red Dazzler and Break the Vault that have been retained by Eureka and are about to commence training with Tony Gollan.