Beaudesert has been known as the heart of the Scenic Rim’s horse racing industry for over a century. The town has produced many champion racehorses, and some of the most legendary horses in Australian racing history have had their roots in Beaudesert. The street names at Spring Creek Beaudesert not only pay tribute to these legendary racehorses but also serve as a reminder of the town’s rich racing history. The names are a unique way of connecting the present with the past and ensure that the legacy of these great horses lives on.
Gunsynd the Goondiwindi Grey
Falvelon, the Australian racehorse, achieved great success, becoming Champion Sprinter in Australia twice, Queensland Horse of the Year four times, and holding the Australian record for a sprinter’s earnings (over $4 million). Notably, he overcame a poor start to win the Meynink Stakes. As an undefeated Stakes-winning two-year-old, he won seven consecutive races. Throughout his career, he won prestigious races like the Doomben 10,000 (twice) and the International Hong Kong Sprint twice, defeating world-class sprinters. Falvelon retired with an impressive record of 37 starts, 15 wins, 7 seconds, and 6 thirds.
This exceptional sire is a triple champion in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons, with a remarkable $78 million in progeny earnings. His legacy extends to producing 68 Stakes Performers, among them illustrious Gr.1 victors like Sunlight, Mizzy, Zougotcha, and Lezoo. Notably, he has earned Gr.1-winning status as a producer in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. His impact is further evident with 30 Stakes-performing 2-year-olds to his name, and his yearling average consistently surpasses $447k, with 19 million-dollar-plus lots to his credit.
Buffering, born on November 5, 2007, is a retired Australian Thoroughbred racehorse and one of the highest-earning horses in Australian racing history. He achieved this status by surpassing $7 million in earnings after winning the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint at the Meydan Racecourse during the Dubai World Cup meeting. Buffering is the first Queensland-bred horse to reach this milestone and the 7th in Australian history. While he never bested the undefeated champion sprinting mare Black Caviar, he earned a substantial amount of prizemoney and won numerous Group 1 races. Trained by Robert Heathcote and ridden by jockey Damian Browne, Buffering carved his place among modern Australian sprinting greats, competing with the likes of Black Caviar, Chautauqua, Hay List, and others, making him a unique contender in Australian racing history.