A Sebring Quinella in the $1 Million Ferrari Magic Millions Trophy
Mark Smith - Saturday January 11

Widden Stud’s late, great Sebring went 1-2 in Saturday’s $1 Million Ferrari Magic Millions Trophy but there was a dominant winner in the John Thompson-trained Primitivo.

With Glenn Boss having his first ride on the honest 5yo gelding, Primitivo came clear in the closing stages to defeat the Chris Waller-trained Black On Gold by one and three-quarter lengths with the Tony Gollan-trained A Man To Match a short-neck back in third.Sebring's Primitivo an easy winner of the $1 million MM Trophy - image Grant Courtney

"He had a lovely run it chopped and changed a little in the middle but we were always in a strong position he was in a great rhythm breathing beautifully very relaxed," Boss said.

"At the half mile once I got out off the fence I knew the race was his.

"The Candy Man is a hell of a horse but I knew he had 61 where we had 54 so we got going early and he was way too good."

Winning trainer John Thompson said Boss had made the difference.

"All credit to the horse he's incredibly clean winded and tends to go well on the fresh side, so the step up in distance wasn't a real worry."

"Eleven out of ten ride from Bossy. If you watch the replay you can just see him thinking the whole way it made a big difference."

"It's been a good week, I bought a couple including another Sebring like this guy."Primitivo as a yearling

A $105,000 purchase by DGR Thoroughbred Services out of the Turangga Farm draft at the 2016 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Primitivo advances his record to 4 wins, 6 seconds and 3 thirds from 21 starts with earnings of $830,810.

A half-brother to four winners including the stakes-placed Quest For Peace (Hard Spun), Primitivo is out of the imported Coronado’s Quest mare Classic Quest (USA) a half-sister to the dam of the Group III winner and Group 1-placed Lemon Pretty (Scat Daddy).

Classic Quest (USA) has a yearling colt by Your Song in the Turangga Farm draft headed to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.



Sebring in upcoming sales:
$1m Ferrari M. Millions Trophy 2400m
Gold Coast Track: Good(4) Time: 2:28.87
T: John Thompson J: G Boss 54
5g Sebring (AUS) x Classic Quest (USA) (Coronado's Quest (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $105,000
V:Turangga Farm Scone NSW
B: DGR Thoroughbred Services P/L (FBAA)
Black On Gold
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 55
6g Sebring (AUS) x Fools Gold (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Bylong Park Thoroughbreds, Martindale, NSW
B: B K Racing & Breeding P/L
A Man To Match
T: T J Gollan J: Baylee Nothdurft 54
4g High Chaparral (IRE) x Pregrada (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Peachester Lodge
Our Fun
T: R & M Freedman J: Tim Clark 54
4m Dundeel (NZ) x Funzero (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Marquee Stud Willow Tree NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications/Gai Waterhouse
Fun Fact
T: Bjorn Baker J: K Mc Evoy 54
4g The Factor (USA) x Fill The Page (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Spendthrift Australia
The Candy Man
T: B S Baldwin J: B N Stewart 61
6g Casino Prince (AUS) x Melody (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs in Training Sale $120,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Barry Baldwin
MM National Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Murrulla Stud Wingen NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
T: R L Heathcote J: Dale Smith 55
6g Love Conquers All (AUS) x Aperto (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Banchory Thoroughbreds, Cambooya, Qld
B: Paul Willetts/Robert Heathcote
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $22,000
V:Donnybrook Estates, Hunter Valley, NSW
B: Paul Willetts
T: Bjorn Baker J: Craig Williams 54
6g High Chaparral (IRE) x Assertion (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Blandford Bloodstock
Endless Days
T: P & W Hulbert J: M Hellyer 54
6g Dane Shadow (AUS) x Endless Maize (AUS) (End Sweep (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $70,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone, NSW
B: Hulbert Racing
T: K M Schweida J: Jake Bayliss 54
8g Choisir (AUS) x Saigon Moonlight (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Vinery Stud
T: C J Waller J: R Fradd 54.5
6g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Boisterous Lady (AUS) (Rivotious (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing P/L
Fuji Fury
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 54
4g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Fuji Fairy (AUS) (Fuji Kiseki (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock/Lees Racing
She Salutes
T: Paul Butterworth J: Brooke Ainsworth 54
5m Rothesay (AUS) x Multiple Wins (USA) (Sea Salute (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $20,000
V:Eliza Park International Kerrie Vic
B: Pharout Syndications/Paul Butterworth
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Tommy Berry 54
4m Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Spanish Lake (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Busuttin Racing