Farm favourite Spur On Gold won a strong 2000 metre race at Flemington on 7th May 2016. Coming from well back in the field, the 4 yr old gelding came with a well timed run to defeat the fancied Sir Prospector by 2 lengths. It was a perfect ride from Damien Thornton.
Spur On Gold was a lightly raced 4 year old who ahs now had 3 wins 3 seconds and 4 thirds for $116,000 in prizemoney. Trainer Pat Carey believes the penny has finally dropped as he is settling in his races and will appreciate further from 2000m in the future.
He is from the former Darley mare Witwatersrand (by Unfuwain). The mare has a striking weanling colt by Dalakhani and is in foal to sire of the moment, Written Tycoon. The mare has produced middle to staying distance racehorse to date, so the mating to speed sire Written Tycoon will produce an interest result.