Sebring Set for Spring
The star of the show at the Widden Stud stallion parades, Sebring featured at the weekend when his classy mare Catch a Fire returned from a spell to win in good style at Moonee Valley and has further stakes goals in her sights.
Winner of the Group II MRC Angus Armanasco Stakes back in February, the Hayes / Dabernig trained mare was primed for her come back and charged to the line to win the 1200 metre sprint by half a length.
“She showed real class between the 600m and 400m mark to get into the race,” said David Hayes.
“She’ll be set for the Let’s Elope (Group II September 10).”
A $40,000 Magic Millions purchase for Roy Higgins and Wylie Dalziel Racing from the draft of Widden Stud, Catch a Fire was bred by Henderson Racing and Breeding.
With three wins and four placings from 11 starts she has amassed over $220,oo in prizemoney for her large team of adoring owners.
A full sister to Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes winner Seaburge, she is the first foal of Encosta de Lago mare Polska, a daughter of Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks winner La Volta.
Widden Stud sold the current two year-old from Polska, another filly by Sebring, at Magic Millions this year for $100,000 to McEvoy Mitchell Racing. She has been named Waltzing Wodka.
With Seaburge and Catch a Fire set for further stakes success this season, Polska has done a remarkable job with her first two foals!
Sebring will cover a full book at a fee of $77,000,