The full brother to Sebring was the star on a spirited day’s selling on Day Two of the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Thursday.
Presented at the auction by Corumbene Stud, the stunning More Than Ready colt was the subject of fierce competition before selling to the bid of champion trainer Gai Waterhouse at $1.3 million.
Waterhouse who purchased the colt in conjunction with co-trainer Adrian Bott, Aquis Farm, Blue Sky Bloodstock and Dermot Farrington, was thrilled to secure the full brother to her former Golden Slipper winner Sebring.
The colt is the tenth foal of the grand producing Flying Spur mare Purespeed. As well as Sebring she is also the dam of Group Two winner Pureness and Group One performed Falkenberg.
“It was very thrilling indeed,” Waterhouse beamed. “Aquis Farm will be in him, John Singleton, the agent Dermot Farrington and his owners are coming into him as well as some owners from Vancouver.”
“Mr Altomonte has a great property Corumbene Stud at Dunedoo in New South Wales. I’ve had two Golden Slipper winners off the farm – and this could be the third one.”
“I saw him in the paddock and I said, George I’m not leaving the sale without him.”
“He’s a magical horse. He’s very masculine, he moves so freely and he’s got a sex appeal about him and I should know by now – I bought Sebring, Vancouver and Pierro from this sale – this is a magical sale.”
The brother to Sebring was one of three lots to sell for $1 million or more on a stunning day’s selling in front of another massive crowd.