Primus hits town

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Clear Mountain Fairview is excited to announce that Primus will join their stallion roster in 2012 after the Group 3 winner moved north from Victoria in early June.

Primus, a Group winning and multiple Group 1 performed stallion retired to stud in Victoria in 2007 after he was retired due to an injury which halted a Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap campaign.

The lightly raced son of sire sensation Flying Spur is from the famed Denise’s Joy family, which is now an emerging sire producing family.

Clear Mountain Fairview stud manager Mick Frappell is pleased with the newest addition to the stallion ranks and the great opportunity for Queensland breeders.

“Flying Spur is a proven sire of sires here in Queensland and to have another of his Group performing sons on offer at an affordable price is a fantastic prospect for breeders,” stud manager Mick Frappell said.

“Primus was not tried until he reached three and from there he did not disappoint with a first-up win and numerous Stakes victories in just his first preparation.

“These Group performances set the benchmark for what was to come, including his tremendous victory in the Group 3 Tramway Quality.

“His oldest crop are three-year-olds and he has a number of handy youngsters in work including multiple winner Apollo Creed.”

Primus was trained by one of Australia’s best, John O’Shea who thought very highly of the individual.

“He is an amazing type, with a great turn of foot,” O’Shea commented when Primus was retired to stud.

“He’s also a very sound horse, and most importantly for him, he has got an imposing pedigree.

“The three things that make a young stallion are performance, type, and pedigree. He meets all of those criteria.

“He has displayed Group 1 ability throughout his career.”

Primus is available for inspection at Clear Mountain Fairview and is standing for $3,300 (GST inclusive).