Spirit Of Boom youngster Ef Troop scoring at Doomben earlier this season.
Spirit Of Boom youngster Ef Troop scoring at Doomben earlier this season. NOEL PASCOE

Downs' sire hits record stud figure

DARLING Downs stallion Spirit Of Boom will stand for a record Queensland service fee next season, capping his explosive arrival onto the Australian thoroughbred breeding scene.

Eureka Stud principal Scott McAlpine confirmed this week Spirit Of Boom will stand for $55,000 a service.

The figure eclipses the previous $33,000 record held by Glenlogan Park sire Show A Heart.

Spirit Of Boom has produced four stakes race winners - Ef Troop, Outback Barbie, Jonker and Kinky Boom.

He is Australia's leading first-season sire by winners with 11 individual winners of 16 races from 35 horses to race.

Spirit Of Boom first stood for $11,000 after he went to stud in 2014 following his Group One Doomben 10,000 victory.

McAlpine said the fee was set after "a lot of consultation”.

"I think we are justified, in the demand we are receiving for the horse,” McAlpine told RadioTAB.

"The demand for the mares booked to the horse is just unbelievable. I can't even comprehend what's going on.”

Spirit Of Boom served 121 mares in his first season and 191 last season.

McAlpine expects a figure of around 180 this year.

"There will be a lot of interstate mares come to him,” McAlpine said.

"But I'm going to try and look after as many Queenslanders as I possibly can.”



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