After a stint in Queensland, former Victorian sire Primus will be the foundation stallion at Stonehurst Farm in Euroa this year.
“We are delighted to welcome Primus back home,” owner Justin Lovatt said. “His progeny that we’ve bred and raced have all displayed above average ability.
“Primus has been such a good horse to us and most of his good progeny are racing in Victoria so it just seemed right to chase him up and bring him back.”
Lovatt bred his first winner Apollo Creed who was a great natural talent breaking his maiden at Seymour by four lengths prior to an even more impressive two length victory at Flemington. “I will never forget it,” Lovatt said. “He blitzed them!”
Lovatt also bred the Warrnambool carnival bound Burning Front who has won 4 of his last 7 starts for Darren Weir who has the best record with his progeny.
Primus is also the sire of recent winners Jarrvis, Firestorm, Primitive Man and promising three-year-old Rooboy. “He has plenty to offer owner-breeders,” said Lovatt. “He’s by champion stallion Flying Spur from the Group 1 family of Denise’s Joy.”
Rooboy’s trainer Darryl Carrison is looking forward to bringing the big-striding bay to Flemington after wins at Donald and Sandown on Easter Monday.
Primus is a 12 year-old and will stand for a $2,200 (inc gst) service fee.