|Region:||South East Queensland|
Eric Kirwan is not only one of the great two-year-old trainers of Queensland but also Australia. Kirwan was among the first to travel to New Zealand to buy yearlings. He won every major two-year-old race in Queensland, except the Golden Nugget, at least once.
His top horses were Zephyr Zip (AJC Sires'', QTC Sires'', Marlboro Stakes, QTC Guineas, Meynink Stakes), Brave Warrior (Magic Millions 2YO Classic, BTC Stakes, Ken Russell Memorial, Peter Pan Stakes, Gloaming Stakes, Phar Lap Stakes), Heroic Isle (QTC Sires'' Produce, Murphy Quality, Doomben Dollars, Doomben International), Kiwanis (QTC Sires'' Produce, Lonergan Stakes, Sandgate Handicap), Prince Gauntlet (QTC Sires'' Produce, Sapling Stakes, Ahern Stakes, QTC Toorak , J.T. Delaney Quality, City Handicap, Ascot Handicap ), Star of the Knight (QTC Sires'' Produce, QTC Guineas), Sunblazer (Magic Millions 2YO Classic), Swanbro (Queensland Cup, Summer Cup), Rush Again (Meynink Stakes), Battle Lomond (Meynink Stakes), Full Value (McDougall Stakes), Star of Milan (McDougall Stakes), Excitable Lady (McDougall Stakes), Lady Lustre (McDougall Stakes), Zephyr Zing (Doomben Dollars), Carnival Handicap (Rin Tin), Sandgate Handicap (Rin Tin), Hamilton Handicap (Rin Tin), QBBS Jackpot (Private Label) and Bernborough Stakes (Mr Merrymaker).
Thanks to Noel Pascoe for this photo of Eric Kirwan.