Eureka Stud

Eureka Stud


Founded on the fertile black soils of the Darling Downs in 1935 Eureka has now expanded to occupy 1350 acres and has earned the title of being a leading Queensland stud over the years. Owned and run by the McAlpine family, Eureka focuses on breeding and agistment through well maintained buildings, natural and planted pastures, protected higher ground, undulating paddocks with a focus on safety and a desire to reduce the stree on every horse and let the horse grow out naturally.



Breeding Success

Home to leading Queensland stallions over the years such as Semipalatinsk (USA), Piccolo, Brave Warrior and now Red Dazzler, Eureka can boast producing Group Winners in every State and an impressive tally of 4 Magic Millions winners. These include Group One winners Temple of Boom, Picaday, Just Now, Scenic Peak, Show a Heart as well as multiple Group race wins and Group One seconds including Eureka Jewel, Memphis Blues and Skalato. Also Eureka mares have won Queensland Broodmare of the Year Awards no less than 5 times.



Eureka Stud also excels in taking care of horses - mares, foals, yearlings or racehorses taking a spell from the track. The fertile black soil of the Darling Downs, the fresh running creek water, rolling hills and Queensland sunshine amidst the fresh mountain air atop the Great Dividing Range works wonder for a horse's rest and recovery.

Attention to detail involves feeding, worming, hoof care and grooming while spelling. The philosophy of allowing horses to relax and roam free over undulating hills or accross miles of natural pasture or crop sewn paddocks (Lucerne, barley, millet and oats) assists in their development progress and peace of mind... Like a retreat and return to nature. Let horses be a horse.


Eureka Studs 75-year history gives it the distinction of being a true achiever in the field of producing exceptional thoroughbreds.