Buffering claimed another win after being named Queensland Horse of the Year Buffering-claimed-another-win-after-being-named-Queensland-Horse-of-the-Year-
BRISBANE, Sept 7 AAP.
Star sprinter Buffering is ready to take on the world after securing his third Queensland Horse of the Year title.
His trainer Rob Heathcote missed Saturday night's awards function due to a serious bout of the flu but was feeling a bit better after the news of his award.
Buffering became the first horse since Falvelon, who was installed into the Queensland Racing Hall of Fame, to claim the honour three times.
It was a big week for Heathcote who trained five winners in six days and also witnessed a fire which destroyed a neighbour's home on Thursday night.
"It's been a big week for sure but I am really pleased Buffering won the title. He joins the all-time greats now and I think there is more to come from our favourite racehorse," Heathcote said.
Buffering won a jump-out by 10 lengths on Tuesday and will have another good hit-out next at Eagle Farm on Tuesday the 16th before flying down to Melbourne for the Group 1 Moir Stakes.
By Mark Oberhardt.
"He will then stay in Melbourne for big three sprints where he gets into the ring with Lankan Rupee and the star English Sprinter, Slade Power," Heathcote said.
"But the ultimate aim is Hong Kong in December and I can hardly wait to showcase him to the world as we know he will give his usual 100%.
"Buffering is a once in a life time horse and it has been a great ride so far. I could not be any happier going into the spring with the little champ."
Buffering had seven starts at Group One level during the season for wins in the million dollar Manikato Stakes, the million dollar VRC Sprint and the West’s feature sprint, The Winterbottom Stakes and he was placed in the other four.
He beat an all-star field for the title including Group One horses Spirit of Boom, Temple of Boom, River Lad, and Solzhenitsyn.