Buffering has been named the 2011-12 Queensland Horse of the Year beating fellow finalists Pear Tart, Sizzling, Temple of Boom and Woorim.
Buffering (5g Mossman – Action Annie by Anabaa) raced in some of the country’s feature sprints last season winning the G3 McEwan Stakes at Moonee Valley. He was also placed behind some of Australia’s best horses in the G1 Patinack Farm Classic, G1 Newmarket Handicap, G1 Doomben 10,000, G1 Stradbroke Hcp, G1 Lightning Stakes and G1 William Reid Stakes
Part-owned by former Socceroos Zjelko Kalac, Craig Moore and Scott Chipperfield, he is a son of Vinery sire Mossman and was purchased for just $22,000 from the Racetree draft at the 2009 Magic Millions QTIS yearling sale.
Buffering is one of three winners produced by Sydney winning mare Action Annie. She is a half sister to the international stakes performers Instant Strike and Don’t Go Crazy.
Trainer Robert Heathcote intends taking Buffering south later this month for the spring sprints in Melbourne.