I am a born and bred Ipswich boy. My professional rugby league career commenced at the Gold Coast Seagulls back in 1994. I continued at the Gold Coast with the Chargers, then two years with the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs before finishing off my career with the North Queensland Cowboys.
During our playing days it was always mandatory to have a beer and bet. Down at the Rabbitohs we met a young aspiring footballer by the name of Tony Gollan who we became friends with .
It was when Tony returned to Queensland and commenced his training career we again met up and went into one of his first horses, the Mighty "Temple of Boom". Temple will always hold a special place in our hearts as he started this Journey for us and gave us thrills of a life time. To have also named this horse and start the BOOM Brothers legacy has been an honour and a privilege .
We have been extremely successful owners to date and we feel very fortunate to have owned Group 1 horses such as Temple of Boom, Spirit of Boom and Angelic Light to name a few.
Talking with racing identities that have been in the game for many years it seems we have been hit with the “Lucky Stick”. In this game you definitely need some luck which we hope to bring to our new business venture.
My fondest days as a professional footballer were the early days when I first made it “to the big time”. It was the same in the early days of horse ownership. Recalling the first time we ventured to Flemington a few years with Temple of Boom brings back emotions I have never experienced before.
The little known Queenslander stunned the Melbourne racing fraternity storming to victory down the famous Flemington Straight in front of 75000 people on OAKS day. To have my beautiful wife and friends experience what we did on that day (one of the best in my life) was simply amazing. The feeling is hard to put into words and if you talk to any winning owner on a big race day I’m sure they would say the same.
At Boom Racing we want to share our Race Day success with our Clients, our Friends and want everyone to feel apart of the BOOM RACING Family.
I guess I was destined to one day be involved in this industry with a husband that has always loved the races and has had an involvement in the industry for over 20 Years. From when Jeremy got a call from Tony Gollan to go with him to the Magic Millions Sales on the Gold Coast back in 1999 we have never looked back.
That Magic Millions sale saw Tony purchase a great little Colt by Piccolo for $45,000. Temple of Boom took us on the ride of a lifetime. We took the Share and when it came time to name our boy, Jeremy's name choice was lucky enough to win the vote and Temple of Boom was decided and thus the “BOOM” name was born. A year later saw Tony purchase his ½ brother ‘Spirit of Boom’ and as they say the rest is history. The way the Boom Boys have changed our lives has been unbelievable.
We have been extremely fortunate as Owners to have been involved with a great group of people along the way. The friendships you make is one of the best parts of this game. We know we are very lucky to have had such great success so far and our vision for Boom Racing is to give our owners the same experience with their horses.
Since we began in this fantastic industry all those years ago we have met some amazing people, some of whom are just like family. That’s what its all about, meeting new people, sharing a similar passion and enjoying the successes and disappointments that come along the way.
I love all parts of the racing game, from getting up early to go to track work, visiting Spelling Farms, Stud Farms, going to the Sales and of course going to watch our horses race on Race Day.
The vision that Jeremy and I both have for our business is that we can provide our Owners with an 'Exceptional Horse Ownership Experience' and most importantly give back to our owners to show our thanks for their support.
We pride ourselves on being down to earth people and while we can’t guarantee Race Track Success we can guarantee every effort will be made to achieve it!!
We have made some great friends over the past 15 years and really look forward to many more successful and great times in the future!!
We cannot promise our clients the world because statistics don’t lie. Only a small percentage of horses make it to the big time.
But what we WILL provide is the best race day experience possible whether it is at Gatton in South East Queensland, Murwillumbah in Northern NSW or Royal Randwick on Golden Slipper day. For us, it is all about the occasion “A great day at the races”.
Getting spruced up, enjoying the company of friends, shouting the wife a new dress and shoes and hopefully having a horse that can win some races. There are few better feelings in this world than being in the “Winners Circle” and making your way to the “Winners Bar” for some free cold beverages.
We invite you all to come join us on this ride. It won’t be all smooth sailing; anyone who tells you any different is lying. There will be ups and downs, I’m sure more ups than downs but we will all take this journey together.
I’m sure you will meet some wonderful people along the way and have some great days at the races to look back on for the rest of your life. We certainly will need some luck but as people say “some people are plain lucky” which very fortunately we have been. We are hoping some of “our luck” rubs off on our clients and together we can celebrate many victories and great days ahead. Look forward to forming partnerships with you all and having heaps of fun along the way.