Star Strike's narrow victory as an outsider in the market is Livingstone’s sole winner in town in his time in racing.
The Livingstone name is entrenched in the code in the Sunshine State with Jason’s father Ian and sister Sharryn both preparing a team of gallopers.
Long-time regional racing officials Francine and Wayne Hancock are in the ownership group of Torrential and enjoyed the spoils on Saturday.
“They are involved with all the race clubs up here, Wondai, Kumbia and Nanango,” Livingstone said.
“They have been involved in horses with me for the last 20 years and actually that was the first winner we have had together with me training.
“They have been loyal to me for a long, long time and stuck with me through good horses and bad horses.”
Torrential had run in the money at his last two starts on the non-TAB circuit and was aided by a low barrier draw on Saturday with apprentice hoop Alisha Donald completing the job.
Donald has been riding the five-year-old gelding in his gallops once a week at Toowoomba’s Clifford Park when Livingstone makes the trip in from his Maidenwell base.
“He has been racing really well,” Livingstone said of Torrential.
“The run at Chinchilla was really good after drawing the outside gate and carrying 59.5kgs.