Furio sired his first winner when Nui Dat sprang a $26 upset at Yarra Glen on Australia Day.
Nui Dat (4g Furio – Sistine Sensation by Perugino) won the Grape Grazing Maiden (1205m) for part-owner and trainer Charlie Quick. He led them up and lasted long enough to score by a nose first-up after a six month spell.
At his only other run, the Ballarat based gelding was tailed off 30 lengths on a Heavy 8 at his home track in June 2013. Quick is only in his second year training and the Yarra Glen result follows victories with Regaliti (Rakti) earlier this season.
Furio (Testa Rossa) was bred and raced by Dorrington Farm owner Rob Crabtree and he won four races up to Listed level in the 2006 Star Track Express Stakes at Flemington.
He originally stood at Sutket Farm on the Bellarine Peninsula east of Geelong before relocating to Kensington Park in North Queensland.
Studmaster Steve McDonald stands Furio for a $2,000 service fee. McDonald served in the Australia Navy for 25 years and he has also developed agistment facilities at Kensington Park which is situated on good horse country up on the Atherton Tablelands.
“Furio has 14 foals on the ground and covered about two dozen mares last year,” McDonald said. “Charlie rang and said he will send Sistine Sensation up here to be covered by Furio again this year.”