Welcome to AAAT Sprint Racing!
The lives of Greg and Toni Douglas have been entwined with Quarter Horses since the 1970's.
As registered and qualified breeders and trainers of racing Quarter Horses, Greg and Toni are acknowledged and respected as being among the leaders in their field. Greg Douglas has been breeding and training quarter horses for 35 years. As a registered jockey Toni had 34 wins from 50 starts over 3 years. Together, Greg and Toni Douglas have been in the Quarter Horse industry for 35 years..
Greg and Toni were blessed with the purchase of Spectacular Bid as a foal at foot and Gianasia as a yearling. Initially, their racing efforts centred around these two horses, and their incredible success on the racetrack put them in the racing industry spotlight.
The early days for us meant shoestring budgets, having to trek all over the Australian countryside to race, often having to punt our horses to pay for the fuel home, or for horse feed to keep our growing family of horses. Maybe only those who have been bitten by the "love of horses" bug can understand!
We were lucky enough to know the feeling of being allowed into a great horse's inner sanctum, which made it a family survival situation rather than a conscious business decision to tough it out and pass this horse gift on.
Our boys, Bard and Boon, were born and the family grew. We moved about a lot, searching for a better place to raise our loved ones, and found it at Oberon, NSW.
Our foundation stallions Hemp Deck, Spectacular Bid and Lone Star, beautifully bred stallions, have started to prove their breeding with Bold Deck winning the Down Under Derby. Our current stallions Watch How Easy and Super Nova's progeny are ready to make names for themselves.
The promise of a viable racing industry, a chance to speculate. With investors keen to be involved and the industry in recession, the purchase of fashionable, race-proven and sound Imported and Australian mares became very viable.
And so -AAAT- Racing Stud was born.
AAAT- Racing continues to exceed our expectations on the racetrack and at stud
We have gone from strength to strength from 1975 till now, along the way, winning more than our fair share of feature races, plus AQHA, AQHARD, GSHRA ( NSW), GSHRA (QLD) and VSHRA (VIC) Racehorse of the Year Awards.
Recently in 2002, the team won 75% of the feature races entered, The Down Under Dash (2 yo), the Down Under Derby (3yo), Gympie Gold Derby to name a few. The team has also been awarded Queensland and NSW High-point Trainer, Jockey and Owner of the year awards, along with Australian Racehorse of the Year, NSW High-point Racehorse of the Year and Australian and NSW High-point Sire.