A Little Something for Sebring
Widden Stud featured on the buyers list at the Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale on Wednesday securing a blue-blooded daughter of champion sire Redoute’s Choice as a partner for outstanding sire Sebring this spring.
Four year-old Brand New Choice was bought for $300,000 and was offered in foal to Darley shuttler Dawn Approach (IRE) in her first season at stud.
A winner on debut at Moonee Valley at two, Brand New Choice is a sister to stakes-winner Come Hither and half-sister to stakes-winner Fun in Flight.
She comes from the Easy Date family that has enjoyed so much success commercially and on the track with star performers such as Snippets, Forensics, Rewaaya and Not a Single Doubt.
“She’s going to make a mighty broodmare,” said Widden Stud’s Ryan McEvoy.
“Like his recently retired Group I winner Bonaria, this mare will be another lovely daughter of Redoute’s Choice visiting Sebring this season.”
Currently running second on the Australian General Sires List by earnings, Sebring is proving attractive to breeders again this year at an increased fee of $66,000, his book already close to full with a bevy of outstanding mares.
Renowned breeder Harry Perks has given his vote to Sebring, booking in his star producer Elegant Eagle, the dam of Group I winner Go Indy Go, Group III winner Essay Raider and this season’s Group placed two year-old Battle Brewing.
Also looking to breed another champion is Sir Owen Glenn, who has Sebring’s star son Criterion’s dam Mica’s Pride booked back for another visit, while other confirmed bookings have come for Group I winner Lights of Heaven, Group II winner Gypsy Diamond and Group III winner Intimate Moment.