11 Winners for Northern Meteor

 In 2013

Melbourne – Fast and furious is the battle between our young sires Sebring and Northern Meteor, who evened the score at 11 winners all when his royally bred filly Samarmeteors scored a dominant win at Sandown on Wednesday.

A homebred for Gerry Harvey prepared by Mick Price, Samarmeteors improved on her debut second at Caulfield last month, leading from start to finish to take the 1000 metre dash by a length.

Drawn the outside, the half-sister to Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Samaready was driven forward early by Craig Newitt and with race fitness edge in her favour, she found the line strongly to forge away from the well fancied Romancingthestone.

“Race experience always helps and she did it beautifully at both ends and just drew away, so it was very good,” said Mick Price, who also trained Samaready.

“She’s been a very backward, slow maturing filly and had x-ray issues as a yearling, but now she’d be one of the soundest horses we’ve had.

“We’ll certainly try and get some Black Type with her. The dam (Samar) has had two stakes-winners already and hopefully this will be the third.”

A half-sister to $1.2 million earner Samaready and Group II WATC Karrakatta Plate winner Night War, Samarmeteors is the fourth winner from Samar, a metropolitan winning half-sister by Secret Savings (USA) to triple Group I winning stayer County Tyrone.

Samarmeteors is the 11th first crop winner for Northern Meteor, who shares top billing on the Australian First Season Sires List by winners with his barn mate Sebring.

Northern Meteor stands this spring at a fee of $27,500 and Sebring at $38,500.