Sire: Spirit of Boom
Dam: Dazzling Display
Trainer: Robert Heathcote
Foal Date: 23/09/2018
Spirit of Boom enjoyed a marvellous career on the track and now the horse is doing just as well in retirement, the tough and classy campaigner is proving himself to be one of Queensland’s most reliable young stallions.
Known for his soundness and durability, Spirit of Boom raced 52-times winning nine races as well as finishing in the placings another 20-times to amass more than $2.4million. The horse performed consistently over five-season and is by the prolific winner-getter Sequalo (735 individual winners).
Spirit of Boom was precocious too racing before Christmas as a juvenile and started second favourite in the Magic Millions, as outlined the career came to an end as a seven-year-old collecting victories at the highest level in the MVRC William Reid Stakes and Doomben 10,000.
Spirit of Boom has 10-stakes winners that include Boomsara, winner of the Magic Millions Guineas, Outback Barbie winner of the Magic Millions QTIS, Ef Troop, Jonker and Champagne Boom.
Not Enough? This colt offered by Adrenaline was bred by leading Queensland nursery Eureka Stud, this operation bred and now stand Spirit of Boom. The colt is out of a half-sister to Express Air, winner of the Group 2 Queensland Guineas from a strong female family that’s produced stakes winners such as Diamondsondinside (15-wins), Bergerac (10-wins) and Heavens Deal (3-wins).
Once the Horse Racing Syndicate has been formed it will be managed by Adrenaline Thoroughbred Syndications Pty Ltd (AR: 456 200).
When it comes to training racehorses horses in Brisbane you won’t be disappointed if you have placed your thoroughbred into the the stable of Rob Heathcote. Rob has trained horses for over 20-years, building a treasure chest of experience to draw on and a pile of trophies to go with it.
Rob spent much of his early working life running tours around the landmarks in Europe where we’re sure he must have fine-tuned the craft of ensuring people are shown good time. For years Adrenaline Thoroughbreds have been impressed watching Rob both before races and after a win, always behind a camera ensuring his ownership group have snap of the big day. Through the mid 90’s Rob managed a team of horses raced by his brother in leading stables through Australia and New Zealand. In 1997 he took the plunge and opened his own training stable. Adrenaline remember articles in the press at the time describing his steep learning curve and telling how he was studying everything he could find on getting the best from horse through fitness, feed and soundness. These days he could probably write the book!
In his first year with limited opportunities he finishing sixth on the premiership that big gamble and good horsemanship has been paying off ever since. He’s won the Brisbane metropolitan trainers premiership six times, trained more than 1,100 winners and been named Queensland trainer of the year on several occasions. Rob has prepared top line horses such as Solzhenitsyn and Woorim to win at Group 1 level but is probably best known as the trainer of seven time Group 1 winner and the peoples champion, Buffering.
Adrenaline are very impressed by Rob’s ability to develop what are often less fashionable thoroughbreds bred and bought from the lower end of the market to race against, and beat the best. Heathcote also has an uncanny knack of bringing horses back to perform at their best, preparation after preparation, racing at a high level and enjoying long careers.
Adrenaline are thrilled to have Rob join its team of trainers, tapping into his skills to develop your horse to be the best athlete it can.