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Social Club Finale Raging Success as 2-year-olds Hit the Track

06 Dec 2017


Season 1 of our Social Club concluded last weekend with a day at the Gold Coast Races. We purchased the $100 package which was outstanding value for money. It Included Entry, A delicious 4 course Buffet, 5-hour drink package and entry into the Dome.The atmosphere within the Dome was excellent and catered for all your needs.

I can’t recommend this package highly enough and we had every single member of our Social Club walking away having had a great day. It was a fitting finale for a concept which we are very proud of. All members received a cash back amount as well as the Social Club purchasing 5% shares in 5 of our 2-year-olds with fees covered for 12 months.

It is a great way of dipping your toe into racehorse ownership as well as create a new network. We had 3 Social Club days at Seagulls, BRT/Gollan Racing Open day followed by the Breakfast Creek Hotel and this one last weekend.

We are now taking on new members for Season 2 which will commence on Magic Millions day in the new year.

How it Works

Season 2 will run for 20 weeks with a $50 contribution per week over this period. Again, half is banked each week whilst the other half is punted.

Each member has 2 chances to punt with the person who returns the highest collect receiving a share (up to $2000) in one of our yearlings we will purchase in the new year.

Another incentive we are adding in Season 2 is when members punt they receive 20% of the winnings of their bet after the initial layout is taken out. This enables members to add to the Social Club funds whilst also receiving some spoils for good punting.

Go to our website for more details and to register your interest email or reply to this newsletter.

The Start of the Day : Calm before the storm

The Dome : A great day of food, social activity and beer... Of course


We have received a good response to our owners’ day and we would love to add to our current total of owners attending. It is on the 9th December at the Breakfast Creek Hotel commencing at 12pm and finishing at 5pm.

We have also now organised a Stable visit in the morning which commences at 7.30am. A BBQ breakfast will be provided for those attending. We do understand it makes for a long day for those of us travelling but with it being race day we need to get there early as it becomes too busy around mid - morning.

We do need to finalise our numbers for catering purposes which will be a series of platters delivered throughout the day. We will have a punters club for the day and those who have yet to received your owners pack will be issued with them on the day.

We really encourage as many of you to get along as we look to create relationships within our owners across all horses. We want Boom Racing Thoroughbreds to feel like a club whereas whenever one of our horses run we all feel part of it.

Breakfast Creek Hotel 9th December : Get Along


Well what can we say. I guess we were all disappointed with the result on Oaks Day. Onerous finished 9th beaten 5.85 lengths in the Off the Track Subzero Handicap over 1400m. With the huge impost of 60kg the jockey was instructed to get cover and produce him in the straight for one run at them.

Instead, Jake had him three deep from the thousand and went about 6 or 7 wide with no cover from the 800m. The horse started to come into the race in the straight but the tough run and the 60kg proved too much and the horse battled home in the final stages. As they say, that is Racing, but it is hard to take, that’s for sure.

Although the horses’ performance was not what we wanted, all we can say is what a great couple of days we had in Melbourne with our Owners. It started with dinner on Wednesday night at Max's Restaurant.

We had an awesome night,meeting our new owners, getting to know one another, sharing stories and just celebrating the most exciting time in Melbourne, The Spring Carnival. We calmed our nerves with a few cold beverages and looked forward in anticipation to the race the following day!

Race morning dawned fine and clear and we can tell you the nerves really stared to kick in. Excitement and expectation was in the air as we headed to the historical Flemington Race Track for Oaks Day! The flowers were out in full bloom and looking magnificent as the crowd was streaming in.

To have all our owners down in Melbourne to watch Onerous run is what we are all about, providing experiences money can't buy.It is a long way to go to watch your horse go around and a big thank you goes out to all of you guys that attended.

As previously discussed we didn't get the result we wanted but we did have a fantastic day and walked away with memories we will tell our friends and family about for time to come. We had an awesome time with you guys down in Melbourne and very much look forward to more fun filled times ahead, hopefully in the winner’s circle!

The Night before the Big Day at Max Restaurant

Onerous in the famous Flemington Mounting Yard

Post race in the Owners Bar : Free Drinks and Food to drown the sorrows


What an exciting time it is to be part of a racehorse. We have now had 3 of our 2-year-olds jump out and all have acquitted themselves very well. The standout thus far is our Hinchinbrook filly who went like the clappers in her Jump out at Deagon on Tuesday on the Grass over 650m. She pinged the gates and young apprentice Zoe White sat motionless on her throughout, nothing got near her as she cruised to the line 2 ½ lengths in front. It is only a jump out but she was super impressive.

On the same day, Casual Witness had her 1st jump out and she too impressed. It was her first time out of the barriers and she was very green but finished well to run 3rd. She will take dramatic improvement from the hit out. They both will trial Tuesday week which will give us a further indication on their ability.

Our Spirit of Boom – Swing and Miss also had a jump out last Tuesday over 350m on the sand at Eagle Farm. We have always thought this filly would need time but has ticked every box thus far and is a realistic chance of getting to the races next preparation.

Craig Cousins has really developed a bond and likening for this filly. It is always a good thing when the trainer buys in and that is what Craig has done along with some mates. It would be great to see him win some races with her as he is a guy that is very hard not to like.

Hinchinbrook filly - Showed a clean pair of heels in her jump out

Casual Witness : First time out went well


The sales fever has hit with the 2 major Auction house in Australia starting to get competitive. It wasn’t long after the Magic Millions catalogue for January arrived on line that the Inglis catalogue for February also was available. There are some interesting points to take from the catalogues.

Number of Yearlings: The number of nominees for these sales were off the chart making for very competitive catalogues. The Classic Inglis sale in February has increase dramatically in total

Small Breeders: Understandably the big studs dominate the catalogues but both auction houses must be mindful of pushing the small breeders out of the game. There are plenty small time breeders starting to become disillusioned with the game. Every sport needs grassroot participants and without the support of that demographic codes lose support and numbers.

Spirit of Boom broodmares: Spirit of Boom could only get 3 of his progeny into the Magic Millions January session 1 catalogue. What this tells you is that the mares he has received aren’t commercial and further rams home how well he has started in the breeding barn. Whilst he is competing against the southern stallions who have received black type mares as a rule of thumb you can count on one hand how many of these better mares he has received. If he keeps going the way he is that will no doubt turnaround. It should mean his progeny sell very well at this sale.

Boom Racing Thoroughbreds Sales Strategy

We will look to purchase at least 6 - 8 yearlings across the 3 sales with the breakdown being:

Magic Millions January: 1-2

Inglis Classic: 2

Inglis Melbourne Premier: 1

Magic Millions QTIS sale: 3

We are realistic in what we can buy and onward sell within our market so will again apply due diligence and research to get yearlings that are by good stallions at a price that is manageable.

Pedigree Analysis

We go through the entire catalogue and mark each yearling out of 10. We mark them on 4 different asset types with the mare being the highest points earner. We will then develop a short list before putting a value on them.

Ones out of our price range are scrubbed off and we will end with around 50 yearlings to inspect. We are this year going to inspect them at their residing farms first before re-visiting when they hit the sales. The catalogue marking for the January sale will take around 1 month to complete.

We will be taking on expression of interest for the sales, please email admin@boomracingthoroughbreds.

Phone Andrew :0409 275729 or Jeremy :0499 920 172



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