Toowoomba (/təˈwʊmbə/ tə-WUUM-bə, nicknamed ‘The Garden City’ and ‘T-Bar’ is a regional city in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 125 km west of Queensland’s capital city Brisbane by road. The estimated urban population of Toowoomba as of June 2018 was 136,861, having grown at an average annual rate of 1.02% year-on-year over the preceding five years.

Tregea's 'top dog' on song

To quote a fairytale, Steve Tregea's ugly duckling is fast becoming a swan. The Toowoomba-based trainer himself provides a slightly more abrasive contrast, suggesting his one-time 'awful individual' is now a 'top dog'.

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