Sebring Son Crowned Victorian Horse of the Year
Star galloper Dissident, who was born and bred at Widden Stud, was crowned the Victorian Racehorse of the Year at that state’s annual awards night where the state’s best achievers were honoured.
A four-time Group I winner during the 2014-15 racing season – Dissident achieved three of them in Victoria to claim the state’s highest racehorse honour.
From seven starts in the state, Dissident scored three wins and three placings, all at Group I level. His victories came in the Memsie, Makybe Diva and CF Orr Stakes.
By Sebring from stakes-placed Anabaa (USA) mare Diana’s Secret, Dissident was purchased by his trainer Peter Moody for $210,000 from the Widden Stud draft at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
He was recently retired to stud with the race record of seven wins and eight placings from just 21 starts and earnings of over $2 million.
Diana’s Secret is booked to visit Dissident’s sire Sebring again this spring as is Mica’s Pride, the dam of his other superstar son Criterion.