$700,000 Colt Sets New Benchmark for Sebring

 In 2016

With one more session to come, Sebring is on track to post his best ever figures at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale with 21 yearlings selling so far at an average $244,762 highlighted by an outstanding colt from Firemaid (USA) that made $700,000 on Wednesday.

CSebringxfiremaid_500Consigned for sale by Widden Stud and purchased by John Foote Bloodstock/ Darren Weir Racing, the colt sets a new mark as the most expensive yearling for his sire and is a half-brother to Group I MRC Oakleigh Plate winner Shamal Wind.

“He has been bought for a Hong Kong owner to stay in Australia and race here so he will be trained by Darren Weir,” Foote told ANZ Bloodstock News.

“We bought the owner about eight or nine now through the course of the sales this year and they will all stay with Darren before some will go to Hong Kong eventually.

“It is pretty simple. He’s a really nice horse by a very good sire and out of very good producer. He is the third foal out of the mare and the first foal is a Group One winner, so that will do us.”

Sebring also had a good result with his colt from Diana’s Secret fetching $500,000 for Widden Stud.

The full brother to Australian Horse of the Year Dissident was bought by Gai Waterhouse/Julian Blaxland.