Stellar Friday Session for Sebring
The late Sebring made his presence felt during Friday’s session at Magic Millions with a number of high profile sales including three cracking colts that sold for $825,000, $700,000 and $625,000.
Consigned by Gilgai Farm and bought by China Horse Club/ Newgate Bloodstock/ Stonestreet, the colt from stakes-winner She’s Got Gears made $825,000 and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Outlaw Kate and promising three year-old winner Masked Crusader.
“He’s a beautiful horse raised by a great farm. He is a son of Sebring and a grandson of More Than Ready, so what’s not to like? It’s a deep family and a horse we can all get excited about overall,” said Tom Ryan of S F Bloodstock, who is a key player in this colts syndicate.
Consigned by Kitchwin Hills, the half-brother to Everest winner Yes Yes Yes from Sin Sin Sin was bought by Kennewell Racing / G1 Bloodstock for $700,000.
“He’s a cracking colt. He’s probably more of a late two-year-old and a classic Caulfield Guineas three-year-old style of horse, but we will just treat him as an individual,” said Lloyd Kennewell.
“He’s a great athlete, he has a good walk on him and I’m really proud to have him. We wanted to target him and we did, so we put a really nice crew of people into him. They will remain anonymous at the moment.
“We really thought he was value. If he went through an Easter sale in three months’ time, he would be a seven-figure colt. He’s just that horse who’s not quite ready for the January sale.”
Consigned by Widden Stud, the $625,000 colt was bred by Barry McRostie and is the first foal of Group II winning Encosta de Lago mare Miss Rose de Lago, who won just shy of $1million in prizemoney.
He was snapped up by Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien.
“We’ve mostly been buying below the average at this sale, but we splashed out on this colt,” O’Brien said.
“I trained his mother and he’s very much in the mould of her, a lot of similarities.
“We knew he’d be popular and he did make us stretch, but we’re glad we got him.”
After three sessions Sebring has had 32 yearlings average $251,875.