Sebring (23 September 2005 – 23 February 2019) was a top class two-year-old Australian Thoroughbred racehorse, that won five of his six race starts. After winning the AJC Breeders' Plate in his spring debut, he had wins in the Golden Slipper and AJC Sires Produce Stakes and second place, defeated by a nose, in the AJC Champagne Stakes.

SireMore Than Ready
GrandsireSouthern Halo
DamsireFlying Spur
Foaled(2005-09-23)23 September 2005
Died23 February 2019(2019-02-23) (aged 13)
BreederCorumbene Stud Pty Ltd
OwnerMr J Hazzisevastos, Mr S Mekertichian, Ms M A Butler, Mr J S Mcdonnell, Mrs M A Mcdonnell, Mrs D A Dunphy, Mr B Leonard, Mr J Screnci, Mrs W J Mullens
TrainerGai Waterhouse
Major wins
Golden Slipper G1 (2008)
AJC Sires Produce Stakes G1 (2008)
Australian Champion Two Year Old (2008)
Last updated on 27 December 2010

Breeding Edit

He was a chestnut stallion standing 16.1 hands high that was foaled on 23 September 2005. Sebring was by More Than Ready from Purespeed by Flying Spur. Bred by Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd, he was sold at the 2007 Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Sale to Star Thoroughbreds for A$130,000.[1]

Race record Edit

He enjoyed great success as a two-year-old, including Group One (G1) wins in the Golden Slipper[2] and AJC Sires Produce Stakes.

In Sydney, Blake Shinn, a former Victorian jockey, forfeited the $3,525,800 Golden Slipper ride to Glen Boss because of a suspension. He returned to the $450,000 AJC Sires Produce Stakes at Randwick in which he rode Sebring to win the race, the second leg of the juvenile triple crown.

On 3 May 2008, Sebring failed to complete the triple crown when he was defeated by a short head in the Champagne Stakes by Samantha Miss.

In late July 2008, Sebring had stress-related bone bruising and had to be spelled for two months, effectively ending any attempt at the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Two-year-old: 2007–08 season
Result Date Race Venue Distance Weight (kg) Time Jockey Winner/2nd
Won 19/1/2008 2yo Darley Guineas Rosehill 1100m 57.5 1:06.1 B. Shinn Over The Wicket 2nd
Won 16/2/2008 2yo C&G Canonbury Stakes Randwick 1000m 54.0 58.1 B. Shinn Ming Hol Treasure 2nd
Won 1/3/2008 2yo C&G NSW Breeders' Plate Randwick 1100m 56.0 1:04.9 B. Shinn Dubai To Sydney 2nd
Won 19/4/2008 2yo Golden Slipper Rosehill 1200m 56.5 1:12.8 Glen Boss Von Costa De Hero 2nd
Won 26/4/2008 2yo AJC Sires Produce Stakes Randwick 1400m 56.5 1:12.8 B. Shinn Samantha Miss 2nd
2nd 3/5/2008 2yo Champagne Stakes Randwick 1600m 56.5 0:00.0 B. Shinn Samantha Miss 1st

Stud record Edit

Following an unsatisfactory fitness trial on 27 January 2009, the owners of Sebring decided to retire the horse to stud.[3] He was standing at the Widden Stud at a service fee of $60,500 inc GST.[4]

Notable stock Edit

Sebring has currently sired 8 individual Group 1 winners:

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2010 Dissident c Randwick Guineas (2013)
Memsie Stakes (2014)
Makybe Diva Stakes (2014)
C F Orr Stakes (2015)
All Aged Stakes (2015)
2010 Criterion c Rosehill Guineas (2014)
ATC Derby (2014)
Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2015)
Caulfield Stakes (2015)
2011 Lucky Bubbles g Chairman's Sprint Prize (2017)
2013 Egg Tart f Australasian Oaks (2017)
Queensland Oaks (2017)
2013 Nettoyer f Doncaster Handicap (2020)
2015 Amphitrite f The Thousand Guineas (2018)
2016 Superstorm g Cantala Stakes (2021)
2018 Fangirl f Vinery Stud Stakes (2022)

Pedigree Edit

Pedigree of Sebring (AUS), chestnut horse, 2005
More Than Ready (USA)
Southern Halo (USA)
Halo (USA) Hail To Reason (USA)
Cosmah (USA)
Northern Sea (USA) Northern Dancer (Can)
Sea Saga (USA)
Woodman's Girl (USA)
Woodman (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Playmate (USA)
Becky Be Good (USA) Naskra (USA)
Good Landing (USA)
Purespeed (Aus)
Flying Spur (Aus)
Danehill (USA) Danzig (USA)
Razyana (USA)
Rolls (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Grande Luxe (USA)
Lady Moulin (Aus)
Luskin Star (Aus) Kaoru Star (Aus)
Promising (NZ)
Willowy (Aus) Better Boy (Ire)
Far Vista (Aus) (Family: 6C)

Death Edit

Sebring died of a heart attack aged 13 years whilst still performing stud duties at Widden Stud.[5]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Magic Millions OnLine Catalogue". Retrieved 2008-04-27.
  2. ^ Golden Slipper 2008 result
  3. ^ Golden Slipper winner Sebring retired
  4. ^ Widden Stud: Sebring Retrieved 2010-12-27
  5. ^ "Stallion Sebring does of heart attack". Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  • [1] News Report Autumn 2008
  • [2] Catalogue Page from 2007 Magic Millions Catalogue
  • [3] News Report Winter 2008