Happy Birthday Sebring

On September 23, 2005, a More Than Ready colt out of the Flying Spur mare Purespeed was foaled at Corumbene Stud.

The second foal of the well-bred mare, it was decided that the colt would head to the Magic Millions Yearling Sale of his year as part of the Corumbene Stud draft. Prepared in line with all the other yearlings, the precocious colt was purchased by Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds for $130,000.

A winner on debut in the January of his juvenile season, the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt was once again too classy at his second race day start, winning the Listed Canonbury Stakes over 1000m at Randwick by an impressive four-and-a-half lengths, a margin that had everyone stand up and take notice of the colt!

Next up in the Listed Breeders Plate, the Sebring defeated Dubai To Sydney and Bid Spotter by three-parts of a length before a seven week break.

After an easy trial win, the colt went into the Group 1 Golden Slipper fresh, and although having never encountered a Heavy 10 track, Sebring started the race day favourite.

Missing the kick, jockey Glen Boss took the colt towards the inside rail, and in a fast run race, he was able to surge through a gap on the inside to take the race by a half head margin from Von Costa de Hero.

Still unbeaten, the colt started favourite once again, winning the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) by a length from Samantha Miss.

Contesting the third and final leg of the Two-year-old Triple Crown, the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m), SebringĀ  went down to Samantha Miss by a short head margin, in what would be the only defeat for the colt who retired to stand at Widden Stud and never raced again.



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