Buffering's bid to fulfil his Group One destiny in the absence of Black Caviar and Hay List will begin in earnest later this month.
The five-year-old's six Group One placings during 2011/12 has earned him the title of Queensland's Horse of the Year over Woorim, Temple Of Boom, Pear Tart and Sizzling who were all successful at the elite level.
The horse and his trainer Rob Heathcote were the big winners at the 2012 Racing Queensland Thoroughbred Awards held in Brisbane on Saturday night.
During the season Buffering won the the Group Three McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley in the spring.
His sequence of placings in Group One events included seconds in the Patinack Farm Classic behind Black Caviar, the Newmarket Handicap won by Hay List, and Queensland's glamour sprints, the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap.
The gelding will resume racing in the Group Two Schillaci Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on October 13.
"I couldn't be happier with him. He's the best I've ever had him," Heathcote said.
"I plan to give him and Excellantes an exhibition gallop between races at Doomben in a couple of weeks before they go to Melbourne later this month."
Buffering also collected the title as the best four-year-old and over as well as an award for the Brisbane Racing Club Flagship Horse Of The Year.
Heathcote earned the title of Queensland Trainer Of The Year in addition to being recognised for winning the metropolitan premiership.
Champion jockey Chris Munce, who rode a record-breaking 103 winners for the season, collected three awards including the title of Queensland Jockey Of The Year.
Munce broke the previous record for most winners in a season set by Mick Dittman more than 30 years ago.
Peter Moody returned home to his native Queensland to be recognised for his achievements with champion mare Black Caviar and was presented with Racing Queensland's Gold Award.
Leading metropolitan apprentice Tim Bell was also awarded the Ken Russell Queensland Apprentice of the Year, named in honour of the leading jockey who lost his life in a race fall.