Stakes Winners Every Weekend for Sebring
Australia’s Champion 2YO colt of 2007-08 and Widden Stud Sire Sebring continued his illustrious winning streak when 3YO colt Dissident (Sebring – Diana’s Secret) took out the $600,000 Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) by 0.1 lengths for trainer Peter Moody on Saturday.
The youngster overcame fellow colts El Roca and Eurozone to take his record to three wins and 5 placings from 11 starts, for a total prizemoney purse of $911,200.
Dissident continues the run of stakes winners for Sebring in what has been a remarkable few weeks and has seen him post two stakes winners on every weekend in March so far!
The purple patch kicked off with 2YO filly Bring Me The Maid taking out the 1000m Listed Sports Handicap down the famous Flemington straight for trainer Peter Moody on Saturday, 1 March 2014. On the same day Peter Moody and Sebring struck again, this time at Rosehill, with 3YO colt Dissident claiming the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m.
On the same day 3YO colt Sebring colt Criterion, whowas a main contender in feature races throughout the Autumn and Spring last year, almost claimedGroup 1 victory for his sire when going down by only 1 length in the Group 1 Australian Guines, beaten only by 2013 Cox Plate winner Shamus Award.
The second weekend of March saw Sebring claim another two stakes winners with Clifton Red (2YO filly) winning the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Flemington on debut, and 3YO filly Interspersed delivering the Listed Canberra Guineas (1400) to trainer Sam Kavanagh on Black Opal Stakes Day.
A week later Dissident added the Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas to his resume and 2YO Sebring filly Believe Yourself stepped up to stakes level at only her second start to claim victory in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes at Royal Randwick for Gerald Ryan and Jason Collett. Bring Me the Maid also made a second appearance at stakes level with young gun Chad Schofield at Moonee Valley, this time stepping up to 1200m in the Listed St Albans Stakes and taking home the third place prizemoney cheque.
Sebring currently heads the Australian Second Season Sire table (by winners) with 44 winners this season so far, 7 stakes winners (all in the month of March so far) and $3,068,787 prizemoney earned.
**Hoofnote: Triple Crown are currently offering shares in two Sebring yearlings, a filly who will be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden in Sydney and a colt to be trained by Peter Moody in Melbourne. Shares are limited and will be sold on a first in first served basis. Click here for more details.