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Get In Now as Yearlings Going Fast as Al Maher and Written Tycoon continue to Fire

25 Feb 2018



If someone was to say to you that Al Maher's record was equal to Sebring and I am Invincible you would be shocked. That though is the reality as this uncompromising, tough and talented Danehill line stallion continues to produce the goods. 

He is the sire of 5 Stakes winners already this season and has a 10% winners to stakes winners record. The time had come for us to become involved in one of his progeny and we weren't the only one's trying to secure progeny by him. 

We ended up in a 3 way battle for Lot 52 we purchased from the Inglis Classic 2 weeks ago. We later found out he was top of the pedigree analysis program system the large syndicators use and hence why there were 3 buyers on him. 

This colt will have every chance to run as a 2-year-old being an early foal and then like most of the breed train on to get over ground as an older horse. 

We managed to catch up with leading players in the industry to talk about Al Maher and the colt we purchased from Yarraman Park Stud. Their thoughts are in the video package below. 

Click here to watch Al Maher - Shirra Nui Colt in the Auction ring and Analysis from Leading Stud Master Harry Mitchell and Qld's Leading Trainer Tony Gollan


Written Tycoon continues to produce high class racehorses, the win by Written By in the Group 1 Blue Diamond further rams home his ability to instill pure speed into his progeny. He is in the middle of a purple patch having only a week earlier produced 3 stakes winners on the one day. 

It further rams home what a bargain we were able to secure at the Tasmanian Magic Millions sale 10 days prior. 

When the prospect of heading down to Tasmania was floated we were only ever going down to look at a very select few. The 2 on the top of our list were the 2 Written Tycoon yearlings in the catalogue. 

It was a case of all or nothing and as fate had it we landed Lot 55 Written Tycoon - Honey Flower at nearly less than half of the stallion's service fee. As part of our yearling selection model the emphasis is on pedigree first and then the type. 

This filly has an outstanding pedigree being by Written Tycoon out of Honey Flower who was a Stakes Winner in the GH Mumm Stakes at Flemington on Oaks day. You ask yourself how were we able to secure her at the price we did. 

The answer is simple, she is not a big strong horse at this stage. She might need a little time to develop but she also has the genetics to be able to get up and run. We have had plenty of success in buying smaller horses. 

It started with Temple of Boom who was a little pocket rocket and then Angelic Light through to our current little star Snicki Minaj. You could also throw in Spirit of Boomwho was very athletic but on the smaller side. 

What we do look for is what they have thrown into their back ends and how they use that. Smaller horses need to make the most of their assets and being able to walk fluently is high on the selection process.

Click here for information and vision on Lot 55 Written Tycoon - Honey Flower with trainer Mitchell Beer and BRT Jeremy Schloss


With the yearling sale season in full swing so to is the lack of sleep and sore feet. When you do inspections at the sales the average distance covered in a day is around 15 kilometres. 

At the Magic Millions inspections a total of 62 kilometres was covered over 4 days of inspections and at the Classic Sale over 2 days a total of 27.4 kilometres. This was down due to the fact every vendor wanted to talk to you about Spirit of Boom and so more time was spent at each stud than at Magic Millions.

We are off to the Melbourne Inglis Premier sale for 4 days and then to Magic Millions Adelaide before returning for our home sale at the Gold Coast Magic Millions QTISMarch sale. Over these sales we are looking at purchasing a further 4-6 yearlings for syndication. 

All of our purchases including the great stock we have already secured are on our website www.boomracingthoroughbreds.com.au. If something does take your fancy fill out an Expression of Interest Form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. 

Our yearlings already purchased are selling well with less than 10% available in the ALL LADIES SYNDICATE yearling Wandjina - Idriess filly. 

 Selling Fast : Ladies loving their own horse. 


We have a simple motto, We Breed to Sell and Buy to Syndicate. It is plain economics. All businesses need cash flow and the goal is to always get a return on your investment. The breeding game can be lucrative and fulfilling, alternatively it can be a cash pit. 

From the outset you are chasing your tail somewhat as the process from start to finish in obtaining a return is up to 3 years. The process is as follows:

  1. Purchase your broodmare: pending on when purchased you then have agistment costs plus the purchase price.
  2. Off to the breeding barn : you have selected your stallion and the price you pay obviously depends on the stallion. You have to remember that once they are born they all cost the same so going to the non-achieving stallion is cheaper in the interim but the costs are then the same. 
  3. Foal Down : Some 11 months later the mare foals down. Agistment costs and other incidentals are payable through this period. There are also vet fees etc for the delivery of the foal. 
  4. Now there is 2 : You now have 2 horses to pay for although most farms will not charge you full price for the foal until they are weaned off. 
  5. Sales Time : Pending on the DOB you now have raised the foal for 16 - 18 months paying agistment for the broodmare and the foal. The costs are elevated in the lead up to the sales as they start their sales preparations. 
  6. Sales Costs : You have been accepted into a sale and you go there with hope. The daily costs to have your yearling with a vendor is around $280 per day and then once the hammer drops the sales company commission is around 10%. There is also a nomination fee for the horse being in the sale. 

As you can see the whole process takes around 3 years. You definitely hear about the big amounts of money yearlings sell for but in between that there are many tails of woes as well. That is why it is important that you maximize your returns when they arise. 

Spirit of Boom : Service fee rising next year. They all cost the same once they are born. 

With former boss Tony Gollan



We have 2 more yearlings to sell and we hope they both will be popular. The first is Lot 135 Magic Millions March QTIS sale. She is by Spirit of Boom out of the unraced More Than Ready mare Ready to Belong. 

She has as strong a pedigree as any other lot Spirit of Boom has at the sale. She is what buyers are after in Spirit's progeny..... Athletic horses with a big back end and short coupled with a good shoulder. The irony of it all is that she could sell for more than what the Full brother to Ef Troop sold for at Magic Millions January. 

Spirit of Boom Prototype


The other yearling we have to sell is our colt with the stallion pedigree. Out of our 3-time Group 1 placed mare Angelic Light this colt by Sebring is one that will appeal to the big hitters of the game as they search for their next stallion. 

The colt has continued to improve and starting to blossom in the right areas. Whilst Sebring hasn't hit the heights of years past he still continues to churn out top quality racehorses. 

Angelic Light Famously beating Lankan Rupee at the height of his powers in the Group 2 McEwen Stakes


When we started Boom Racing Thoroughbreds our business philosophy was based around the ultimate racehorse ownership experience and the grand final is the day at the races. The day should not be judged by the result of your horse. 

We are in it to win and whilst running well all the time is the priority it isn't reality. Racehorses are like humans, they have off days. Our recent trip to Sydney for the Inglis Classic Race was a real highlight about an experience. 

Our extremely talented and tough filly Snicki Minaj ran her heart out to finish 4th being beaten less than 2 lengths despite being 5 wide the entire way and being smashed in the run. 

We could have been disappointed and walked away kicking stones, instead we got on with the day and quite a number of people described it as one of their best days of their lives. Despite us being a little loud at times, all in good fun, even the bar men got into the swings of things and had a great time. 

Racehorse ownership is about so much more than your horse's performance. It starts when you receive the updates, nominations are out for races or trials, acceptances are through, Best Bets books hits the shelves on Thursday and when the mainstream papers have the form guide in on the Friday.  

You venture to the elite trainers domains for stable visits, whilst surfing the net you stumble on Stud Book which then becomes part of your daily life and after finally realising how great the industry is you tell your friends at work you have a horse and when the reply what a waste of money fires back it doesn't register.  

You are now in a position to know it is anything but a waste of money. It's an experience that is unrivaled by any other, an emotional roller coaster with lows but unbelievable highs. 

What a Day, Owners at the Inglis Classic


Our owners draw this month has been completed. Remember guys all you have to do is pay your bill on time and you go into the draw. The discount will be applied to your next month's bill. Thanks to all those who continually pay your bills on time. 

50% Winner : Darren Smeath

25% Winner : Russell Roylance

Well done to you both, after Russell's directions driving home from Eureka Stud recently I have applied the nickname of MM to him. This is in reference to Matt McGillivray as he showed limited patience and ran us into a dead end. LOL. 

Until next Time. 

BRT - The Ultimate Racehorse Ownership Experience.