TDN RISING STARS

February 3, 2018 - CAULFIELD, Race 1, Lst Stk, AUD $250,000, 1200m, 69.92

Kinky Boom (Aus), F, 3, 2015 by Spirit of Boom (Aus)

1st Dam: Kinka Rhode (Aus), by Encosta de Lago (Aus)
2nd Dam: Centennial (Nz), by Centaine (Aus)
3rd Dam: Lightning Tree (Nz), by Blazing Keel (Aus)

Owner: The Kinky, Mr W J Ellis, Eureka Stud, Mr D Goodall-Wilson, Mr J W Higgins, Mr A K Phelan, Mrs R J Phelan, Mrs H Phelan, Mr C Kneeshaw, Mr C F Quelle, Dr I D'curz, Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Miss W M Ellis
Breeder: Eureka Cambooya Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Qld)
Trainer: Tony McEvoy

Two-year-old filly Kinky Boom (Aus) has become the latest rags-to-riches story for her first-season sire Spirit of Boom (Aus) after registering a ‘TDN Rising Star’ performance to win the A$250,000 Inglis Premier, restricted to Inglis sales graduates, at first asking at Caulfield on Saturday. Swiftly dropping back to the rear of the field from her outside barrier, Kinky Boom spotted her front-running stablemate Aristocratic Miss (Aus)(Foxwedge {Aus}) about six lengths down the backstretch of the 1200-metre contest. Still last and sticking to the fence as they turned for home, the bay swung into the four path when they straightened and came charging down the middle of the track under a drive. Wrapped up by Craig Williams when she hit the lead passing the 100, Kinky Boom cruised to the line 1 3/4 lengths the better of Grand Symphony (Aus) (Glass Harmonium {Ire}). Kinky Boom was bred by Eureka Stud, which stands her sire Spirit of Boom, who has made a remarkable start to his stud career this season. Kinky Boom becomes her sire’s fourth stakes winner and ninth winner overall from just 25 starters.

Spirit of Boom leads all categories for first-season sires with the exception of earnings, which goes to Zoustar (Aus) after that one sired last month’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Sunlight (Aus).

The McAlpine family’s Eureka Stud has bred three of those four stakes winners including Kinky Boom, who is out of Kinka Rhode (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}), a mare the farm purchased for A$600 in 2014 to support Spirit of Boom in his first season. Kinky Boom was consigned to the Inglis Premier yearling sale in Melbourne by Damian Gleeson and Deb Gifford’s Phoenix Broodmare Farm, where trainer Tony McEvoy–who incidentally also trains Sunlight–picked him up for A$40,000. Phoenix stayed in for a share, as did Eureka Stud, and farm owner Scott McAlpine said, “It really is a win for the families: the McAlpine’s, the McEvoy’s and the Inglis family, many of which make up a good part of the ownership and obviously training team of this filly. Spirit Of Boom is going so well, it really is hard to get your head around what he’s achieved so far and this filly Kinky Boom, she was always a very intelligent filly, a very athletic filly and while she was never huge as a young horse, she’s developed into an outstanding type.”

Gleeson said Phoenix rarely keeps shares, “But we just knew she was special, we knew she had an X-Factor of some description.”

“This is awesome, just awesome,” he added. “To share this moment and this hopefully long ride with such great people really makes it all worthwhile.”

Some of the other owners in the filly are first-time owners that have as little as 1% in the new G1 Blue Diamond S. favourite.

“That’s what’s great about Australian racing–everyone can share in something like this,” Tony McEvoy told Racing.com. “She’s a A$40,000 yearling and some of the owners have only got 1% but they are all a big part of this horse.”

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