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Records smashed as Boom fever hits the Coast

By Thoroughbred Breeders Queensland Association

The insatiable appetite for the latest crop of youngsters by Australian first season sire sensation Spirit of Boom continued on Tuesday with the Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale smashing records across the board.

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Ef Troop draws well in Golden Slipper

The records could continue to tumble for Spirit of Boom this weekend, after the flying Ef Troop (pictured) drew barrier 2 in The Golden Slipper.

It gives Ef Troop, to be ridden by the in-form Jason Collett, a good chance against favourites Sunlight, who has barrier 5 and Written By who drew the 4.

A Group One win in his first season would cap off a brilliant week for the dominant sire, who quinellaed the Jewel with Boomsara and Plumara, and smashed all records at the Magic Millions March Sale.

QTIS Pay Up Winners

Congratulations to the QTIS Pay Up winners Matt and Katie Kropp (pictured), Rob Luck, Jack Brown, Mitch Beer, John Zielke and Jim Murdoch.

They all won a QTIS Pay Up valued at $550 thanks to Racing Queensland.

A nice little bonus on their QTIS purchase at the Magic Millions March Gold Coast Sale.

And Diane Watts was the lucky winner of the Doomben 10,000 package thanks to the BRC. The prize was valued at $1,600 and includes two nights accommodation at the Novotel Brisbane On Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12th, return transfers to Doomben for the Kirin Doomben 10,000 with two tickets into the exclusive Birdcage marquee

A morning with Moody

Over 160 people turned out for a Morning with Moody at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sales Complex yesterday.

Hall of Fame trainer, Peter Moody shared his stories and gave some helpful tips on what to look for in a yearling.

There were plenty of laughs as Moody spoke candidly about his successes and provided an insight into racing for many people new to the industry.

He was joined by a panel of prominent trainers including Kelly Schweida, Stuart Kendrick and Tony Gollan, along with successful owner Maurie Hayes, who has shares in the Gollan trained Ef Troop.

Eureka Stud manager Scott McAlpine and Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch spoke about the time consuming process of getting a yearling to the sales, and how the auction works.

Participants found the morning to be very informative and enjoyable and we hope to grow on the event in future years.

Thanks to Racing Connections, Racing Queensland and Magic Millions for working with the TBQA to make the day such a success.