Peter McMahon and his wife Michelle operate a successful business at Kolora Lodge and supplement their day job with winners like All Too Hard flyer Boom Chicka Boom.
Based south-west of Brisbane, the Kolora couple have an elite-level background in show jumping at the Olympics and World Equestrian Games. Their Waterford property is a home away from home for horses being educated, pre-trained and spelled with the best-known being Group 1 gallopers Invincibella, Houtzen, Tom Melbourne, Seabrook and Santa Ana Lane.
Boom Chicka Boom isn’t in that league but he’s a more than capable sprinter with five wins on the board following a barrier-to-box victory in the TBQA Breeders Hcp (1050m) at Doomben last Saturday.
“We are over the moon and would like to thank trainer Les Kelly,” the McMahons tweeted. “Very exciting to see our boy back on the winners’ podium!”
Kolora owns his dam Stolen Beauty (Mossman) and her latest foal is a 2yo colt by All Too Hard with BK Racing manager Benny Vassallo. He made $140,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions in January.
Stolen Beauty is a winning half-sister to Great Crusader (Todman Slipper Gr.2) and has also foaled Benny’s Buttons (Vo Rogue Plate Gr.3) and Real Surreal (Magic Millions 2YO Classic RL).
“Boom Chicka Boom is the perfect short-course horse,” jockey Michael Cahill claimed after weighing on Saturday. “He just gets out of the barriers and goes.”
All Too Hard sired Boom Chicka Boom in his initial book at Vinery. That first crop has built up a stunning 76% winning strike-rate. He stands for a $27,500 service fee alongside More Than Ready ($55,000), Star Turn ($22,000), Headwater ($16,500), Press Statement ($16,500), Pluck ($6,600) & Casino Prince ($6,600). All fees include GST.