Owner of the Month – December 2017
PUBLISHED: 08 February 2018
The Gold Circle Owner Award for the month for December 2017 has been bestowed on Mario Ferreira. Receiving the award on behalf of Mario Ferreira is Des Gonsalves. An invitation to attend a major sale “four or five years ago” was the beginning of a search – that has become a passion – to obtain or breed “the ultimate racehorse” and the development of a stable of “40 or 50” thoroughbreds that have brought Mario 103 winners.
As the passion and the number of horses have grown over the years, Mario has spread his wings among the trainer community with a number of conditioners caring for his horses and he has become involved to a greater degree in the breeding side of the industry.
With a volume of evidence showing that great horses are not always the progeny of great stallions or mares, “there is always the chance of breeding the ultimate racehorse – it has become a dream.”
Well done Mario!