Eureka has earned the title of leading Queensland stud over the years, and home to leading Queensland stallion, Semipalatinsk (USA), while boasting an impressive tally of four Magic Millions winners. Eureka has produced, Group winners in every State, Group One winners Temple of Boom, Picaday, Just Now, Scenic Peak, Show a Heart and Skalato (which had it taken from him on a technicality) as well as multiple Group wins and Group One seconds to include Eureka Jewel, Memphis Blues and Skalato.
The family's ability to breed and raise such an enviable list of Group performers becomes more noteworthy when you consider that most have been produced from a moderately priced broodmare band. Eureka mares have won Queensland Broodmare of the Year Awards no less than five times. The stud owes much of its success to a historical (yet increasingly rare) approach of supporting foundation mares and their daughters over decades - not months or years as commercial nuances dictates what may or may not be 'fashionable' - thus producing future generations of champions ( a strategy also supported by world renowned owner/breeder, the Aga Khan). Colin says, however, that you can't learn it overnight.
Eureka Stud's 75-year history gives it the distinction of being a true achiever in the field of producing exceptional thoroughbreds.
Like the miners of years gone by, the McAlpine family's success has been achieved by back-breaking work, the occasional stroke of luck, and a stoic ability to deal with an occasional darker cloud that taints all our fortunes on occasion.
Eureka Stud is a thoroughbred horse stud on the Darling Downs Queensland. Eureka focuses on the breeding and agistment of racehorses.
Eureka Stud welcomes any new clients and offers good horsemanship in raising and looking after your horse!
Services which Eureka offers include:
- Yearling Preperation
- Services to the stud stallion Red Dazzler
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