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Glenlogan Park was established in 1988 as a boutique breeding and spelling property at Jimboomba, on the outskirts of Brisbane. St Jude was retired to Glenlogan Park in 1992 as its foundation stallion after three brilliant Group One wins including the AJC Spring Champion Stakes, STC Cadbury Guineas and the VATC Show Day Cup.
By the end of 1994, Glenlogan Park relocated to its current property at Innisplain - to be situated on 2000 acres of fertile flats and rolling hills. At this time the farm added the smart Noalcoholic sprinter Alannon to its stallion roster in a move that would have long term benefits to both the Australian breeding industry and the stud itself. He subsequently went on to leave the Champion International Sprinter and future Glenlogan Park sire in Falvelon amongst a host of other well performed individuals.
St Covet, a devastating sprinter/miler who was placed at the top of the 1993/1994 Two Year Old Classification, was also retired to stud at Glenlogan Park in 1994. Retiring with victories in the Group One AJC Sires Produce Stakes and Group One VATC Caulfield Guineas he also filled the runner up stall in the country’s two most prestigious juvenile events, the Group One Golden Slipper and the Magic Millions Classic race. St Covet has since proven to be one of the best winner getters of recent years with over 80% winners to runners and 15% stakes performers to runners – statistics that are almost unparalleled in the Australian breeding industry.
St Covet, St Jude and Alannon all featured in the top ten of the Leading Freshman two-year-old sires, which is an accomplishment that a few of our current stallions also look destined to achieve.
After being crowned Champion Australasian Sprinter Miler and New Zealand Horse Of The Year, Our Maizcay was retired to the stallion barns of Glenlogan Park in 1996. Two years later, in 1998, he was joined by the Champion Two-Year-Old of Italy, and sire of one of Australia’s most talked about juveniles in Murphy’s Blu Boy, when Blu Tusmani was added to the sire roster. This was also the year that one of the best bred stallions to ever stand in Queensland was secured on a one year lease – we refer to Hamas who was by Danzig and is out of the incredible mare Fall Aspen.
Shinko Forest, a Group One winning sprinter son of the phenomenal Green Desert, and King’s Theatre, a two-year-old Group One winner in Europe, also spent time in the stallion barns of Glenlogan Park in the late 1990’s. Both of these would go on to prove competent winner getters and leave Group winning sons and daughters here in Australia and in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2002 however, Glenlogan Park was the first farm to recognise, and publicly state, that the industry was beginning to sway away from the shuttle stallions. Recent sales and results at that time were suggesting that despite the shuttle stallions covering almost 85% of the country’s best quality mares, their results were far less spectacular and acceptable than they should have been. At that time, this opinion was fairly hotly debated, however today most would accept this as being an accurate assessment as the vast majority of stallions who figure in the Leading Sires tables are not subjected to the rigours of shuttling.
It was also in this year that Glenlogan Park secured one of Queensland’s favourite sons, and one of Australia’s best sprinter/milers of his era, in the four time Group One winning Show A Heart. A son of the late Brave Warrior, Show A Heart subsequently started his stallion career in spectacular fashion, both with his progeny in the sales rings and with their performances on the racetrack.
One year later, in 2003, Show A Heart was joined by his fierce rival - the Champion International and Australian Sprinter in Falvelon. Furthermore, another Australian bred Group One winning sprinter was also secured – the exceptionally well-bred flying son of Danehill in King Of Danes. Both received tremendous patronage from mare owners and their resultant yearlings averaged over $100,000 at their debuts in the Gold Coast Magic Millions Premier Sale in early 2006.