Spirit Of Boom's Outback Barbie Back On Top
Mark Smith - Sunday November 10

While she has averaged just one win a year for the past three years, Outback Barbie remains one of the most popular racehorses in Queensland and fans that backed her if unbeatable in Saturday’s Listed Keith Noud Quality at Doomben were rewarded for their patience.

The daughter of Spirit Of Boom won the Listed Calaway Gal Stakes at her career debut at Doomben in December 2017 but it took 12 months for her second in the Listed BRC Mode Stakes (1200m) at Doomben in December 2018.Outback Barbie Earns her third stakes win

In between she could boast a third behind Sunlight in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic and was competitive in five races in Sydney in the spring including placings in the Group II Percy Sykes Stakes and Group II Silver Shadow Stakes.

Saturday’s win in the Keith Noud advances her record to 3 wins, 2 second and 3 thirds from 16 starts with earnings of $736,850.

With regular rider Jim Byrne in the saddle, Outback Barbie flew home to defeat Tambo's Mate (Mossman) by a length with a head to I'm A Rippa (Love Conquers All).

"That's given me a big thrill, not much went right for us in the Winter Carnival and we gave her a nice rest and set her for the Summer carnival and she's started on the right foot," winning trainer Tony Gollan told Racing Queensland.

"She doesn't have a great win strike rate because she's been in so many good races, but to get her back in form today I'm really, really proud of this horse."

"She began really well today when she's usually a bit tardy first up and as she always is was really strong late, Jimmy (Byrne) rode her a treat and when he got her to the outside I knew she would win."

"She'll be back in Group One races next year but for now we're looking to cash in on what's in front of us culminating on Magic Millions day which is her grand final this time in."

"She'll wait three weeks and go to the George Moore and there's a pathway race on the way to Magic Millions we'll target as well."

The daughter of Spirit Of Boom was a $210,000 Magic Millions purchase for Alan and Jennifer Acton from the Eureka Stud draft and was the most expensive yearling from the first crop of her sire.

She is the first foal of the stakes-winning General Nediym mare Pure Purrfection, who was a $160,000 purchase by Colin McAlpine out of the Widden Stud draft at the 2010 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale

A half-sister to stakes-winner Global Warming, Pure Purrfection has proven to be a goldmine.

At the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Boomer Bloodstock shelled out $550,000 for her Pierro filly named Purroni who has won her last two starts at Ipswich and Doomben.

At the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Eureka Stud sold Pure Purrfection’s Written Tycoon filly to Gary Harding for $340,000.

So it’s reasonable to assume that buyers will need long pockets when Eureka Stud consigns a Hinchinbrook half-sister to Outback Barbie at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

 Pure Purrfection was covered by Spirit Of Boom last season but for the first time in her career she missed.


Tab Keith Noud Quality LR 1200m
Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:08.82
Outback Barbie
T: T J Gollan J: J Byrne 54
4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Pure Purrfection (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Alan & Jennifer Acton
Tambo's Mate
T: S W Kendrick J: M Mc Gillivray 54
4g Mossman (AUS) x Passagemaker (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
I'm A Rippa
T: T J Gollan J: Jake Bayliss 59
6g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Derippa (AUS) (Seidnazar (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Banchory Thoroughbreds, Cambooya, Qld
B: Tony Gollan Racing
Chapter And Verse
T: Desleigh Forster J: M R Du Plessis 54
5g Rothesay (AUS) x McFly (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $28,000
V:Raheen Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: Desleigh Forster
Divine Dice
T: J & C Meagher J: Ron Stewart 54
6g Casino Prince (AUS) x Loves Attention (AUS) (Taimazov (ARG))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Glenlogan Park, Innisplain, Qld
B: J, D & C Meagher Racing
T: S P Tregea J: Leslie Tilley 54
6g Rothesay (AUS) x Kimash (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Sharpe Hussler
T: D R Ward J: Dale Smith 54
8g Husson (ARG) x Lost In Dubai (NZ) (Dubai Destination (USA))
MM Gold Coast Horses In Training Sale $10,000
V:Clare Park Thoroughbreds, Coramba, NSW
B: Joanne Hardy
Vega One
T: T J Gollan J: Baylee Nothdurft 54
4g Lope De Vega (IRE) x One Funny Honey (USA) (Distorted Humor (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Stockwell Thoroughbreds Diggers Rest Vic
B: John Thompson
Stella Victoria
T: R L Heathcote J: S Cormack 54
5m Foxwedge (AUS) x Vera's Pride (AUS) (Youthful Legs (USA))
Queen Of Kingston
T: Daniel Bowen J: M Hellyer 54
6m Nicconi (AUS) x Chloe Rose (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
T: T J Gollan J: L V Cassidy 58.5
8g Gold Away (IRE) x Vraona (GB) (Fantastic Light (USA))
T: T J Gollan J: R Fradd 54
5g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Quaffle (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Inglis As Agent
T: Chris Munce J: Justin Huxtable 54
5m Smart Missile (AUS) x Star Of Pyrmont (AUS) (Luskin Star (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $140,000
V:Riversdale Scone NSW
B: Kitchwin Hills
Publishing Power
T: M A Currie J: Corey Bayliss 54
6g Publishing (AUS) x Power'n'water (AUS) (Waterford Road (AUS))
Sword Of Justice
T: M A Currie J: Ms S Thornton 54
7g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Joyeuse (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
Inglis Online September Late $24,000
B: K Thomas
Life On The Wire
T: R L Heathcote J: Luke Tarrant 54
6m Pluck (USA) x Our Seventh Heaven (NZ) (Vettori (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $10,000
V:The Old Crossing, Singleton, NSW
B: David Brunton
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $20,000
V:The Old Crossing, Singleton, NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent