It is hard to believe that the very talented mare Quintessa (Pierro/Sense Of Hite) is only now breaking her maiden status in the Newing Racing Maiden Plate over 1600m at Gosford on Friday 28th August 2020.

Quintessa has been making her owners proud, the Kolivos Family of Lightning Thoroughbreds by previously being placed in group races the Adrian Knox and the ATC Oaks, but today belonged to her.

Jumping from Barrier 1 she settled third on the fence and was kept relaxed and comfortable by jockey Josh Parr. It wasn’t until the 400m mark that she was taken to the outside to find clear air. Winding up, she got to the leader Microna and was too classy in the end, easily securing the win.

Congratulations to Greg, Donna and Alexander. With our shared friendship and history, it was extra special to finally get the win with the lovely natured Quintessa.

Nb: Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers