Nov 22, 2016
Spurcific was a grand mare for the stable, the daughter of Flying Spur a stakes placed city winner for us - amassing just short of $300,000 in stakes for her happy owners.
We are delighted to have her first foal Southern Spur in the stable - and happier still that he was able to salute in impressive fashion at his debut at Moe on Tuesday.
Settling midfield from an outside gate, the Northern Meteor three-year-old travelled well for Max Allen though was a bit green in the run home.
Despite this he was able to overhaul the leader, putting his nose out where it counted.
"He is only a little fella but he has the same sort of attitude as his mum," jockey Max Allen reported.
"He was pretty new today, he doesn't really know what to do yet so it was good that he had something to chase."
"He was nice and relaxed in the run before getting a bit lost in the straight but he was good to the line."
The stable's Beth Schoen agreed.
"He has still got a lot to learn but he has always shown ability."
Bred and raced by long time stable clients Craig and Kathy Pearce, Southern Spur hails from the fourth and final crop of the late Northern Meteor. He hails from a terrific Victorian family, one that has produced the stakes winners My Juliet, Mnemosyne,Full On Aces and Drawn.