Racing Rundown

The Queensland Racing Carnival is in full swing offering some of Queensland’s best racing, particularly for the juveniles. Last Saturday marked the running of the Spirit Of Boom Classic, effectively showcasing more of our top two-year-olds for the season. This race has been the starting point for many successful racehorses, with many continuing on their legacy in the breeding barn.


The Spirit Of Boom Classic, formerly known as the Champagne Classic, was first run in 1982. This race has been a starting point for a lot of top-class juveniles who ultimately went on to become superstars on and off the track. Some of these include:

  • Chief De Beers (Hula Chief)
  • Sizzling (Snitzel)
  • Brazen Beau (I Am Invincible)
  • Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon)
  • Rothfire (Rothesay)
  • Dubious (Not A Single Doubt)

In 2021 the Champagne Classic had undergone a name change to honour star Brisbane sprinter, Spirit Of Boom.

Stallion’s Influence On Juveniles

The Rex Lipp-trained, Cifrado (Encryption x Madame Fly), took out the 2023 running at only his 6th start. He was a $320,000 purchase from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale. He has shown enormous potential having almost paid for himself in his short career. His sire Encryption (Lonhro x Guelph) is a two-year-old winner himself, having won the Group 3 Black Opal Stakes. Cifrado was the first-stakes winner for Encryption and should be one to watch in the future.

Armed Forces (I Am Invincible x Royal Missile), who placed second, was a $375,000 purchase from the 2022 Magic Millions Yearling Sale. He is trained by Champion trainer trainer Chris Waller. I Am Invincible is a champion stallion for two-year-olds for a reason.  It is worth noting that of his 90 stakes winners, 25 were winners as juveniles making any opportunity in ownership well sought after.

Third-place getter Appin Girl is the daughter of Capitalist out of Sarthemare. She is the half-sister to group winner Sesar, who was a two-year-old winner himself. She was already a stakes winner at just her second career start. Capitalist was described by his trainer Peter Snowden as being “the perfect two-year-old, blessed with a huge amount of precocity, and ability.” With that in mind, this has made him a popular choice with breeders and syndicators.

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