Sebring ex Sticky Fingers colt

Horse Details

KEY POINTS

  • An outstanding colt by the incredibly versatile SEBRING from a close relation in blood to Sebring’s Champion & 4-time Group 1 winner CRITERION.
  • “A special colt with good strength and athleticism. This boy looks so much like Criterion, who also hails from this family. If he runs half as well, we’ll be laughing.” – Michael Ward.
  • A flashy chestnut with a white blaze (just like this colt), SEBRING was a phenomenal sire: not only producing precocious 2YOs and 3YO sprinters, but also middle distance performers such as CRITERION & EGG TART, along with Horse of the Year, DISSIDENT.
  • From a ½ sister to 8 winners from 8 to race, close relations include CRITERION, MOQUEEN, MALICE, COMIN’ THROUGH etc. The family is packed to the rafters with winners!
  • Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE etc.
  • To be trained by world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, & BENFICA etc.

THE HORSE

We’re just so excited to have secured this colt for our team. The upside is incredible.

First off, he’s by the Golden Slipper winner and hugely successful sire SEBRING (sire of Horse of the Year DISSIDENT, Hong Kong Group 1 winner LUCKY BUBBLES, Queensland Oaks winner EGG TART etc.) and, like his sire, he’s an athletic chestnut with a white blaze.

That said, he’s a dead set look-a-like for arguably SEBRING’s best galloper: the 4-time Group 1 winner CRITERION … which makes it very interesting as CRITERION is also a close relation in blood to this colt.

Others close up in this pedigree are Group 1 winner COMIN’ THROUGH, the Sydney stakes winner and Group 2 placed 2YO MOQUEEN and Godolphin’s multiple stakes winner MALICE, but while they are all black type highlights, it’s worth noting that the 2nd and 3rd dams, along with CRITERION’s mum MICA’S PRIDE, have produced 29 winners between … from 29 to race! This family knows how to throw winners.

We’re confident that this bloke will stand out from the crowd … and not just because of his looks!

SEBRING

There’s a very good reason why everyone loves the SEBRINGs (paying up to $825,000 for his yearlings at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale). It’s because they win and they win big!

Hardly surprising really … SEBRING’s sire, MORE THAN READY (200 stakes winners!), is one of the world’s great speed sources and SEBRING didn’t disappoint, winning the Group 1 Golden Slipper, Group 1 AJC Sires’ Produce (and 3 other races at 2), ultimately being named Champion 2YO Colt.

Like often begets like – this colt is a flashy chestnut with a white blaze too – but while SEBRING has produced more than his share of speedy 2YOs, his versatility is phenomenal and his runners include Horse of the Year DISSIDENT (7 wins, inc. Group 1 Randwick Guineas), EGG TART (Group 1 Queensland Oaks) and – significantly – the Champion CRITERION (Group 1 Australian Derby, Group 1 Rosehill Guineas, Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes etc.). Importantly, this colt’s 2nd dam is a sister to the dam of CRITERION!!

Sadly, SEBRING is no longer with us but already this season he has produced the winners of over $5 million, including 2020 $1 million Magic Millions Trophy winner PRIMITIVO and Hong Kong’s Group 2-winning sprint sensation AETHERO. He is also currently a top 4 Australian stallion by winners.

Boasting a 4 x 3 cross to the legendary DANEHILL, this colt also has the added advantage of SEBRING’s ‘nick’ to DANEHILL. The direct link has brought 14 winners – 2 of them stakes winners, while the nick to DANEHILL and his sons has yielded a host of stakes winners, including AMPHITRITE (Group 1) and SEDANZER (Group 2).

STICKY FINGERS

This is such an exciting pedigree.

STICKY FINGERS, is a ½ sister to 9 winners – from 9 to race! – which includes the Listed Dulcify Stakes winner MOQUEEN, who was also a close up 3rd in the Group 2 Magic Night at 2, with other siblings featuring Group 2 placegetters BEAUTY EXPRESS and MONEY ROCKS. Yet another ½ sister is the dam of Godolphin’s multiple stakes winner MALICE and multiple Group placed SANCTIONED.

Here’s where it gets REALLY interesting though. STICKY FINGERS’ dam, the Group placed MONEY BEGETS MONEY, is a full sister to Sydney Group winner MICA’S PRIDE. The dam of 10 winners from 10 to race, MICA’S PRIDE has produced 4 stakes winners: Group 1 Doomben Cup winner COMIN’ THROUGH, Group 2 winner VARENNA MISS and Sydney stakes winner SILENTLY (dam of Group winner MUWAARY). However, the most notable progeny of MICA’S PRIDE is undoubtedly CRITERION, the 4-time Group 1 winner of $7 million.

CRITERION is also, of course, by SEBRING, making this colt a close relation in blood to the Champion galloper!

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

Please note that this outstanding colt is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $12,700,000 MAGIC MILLIONS race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)

In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.

The colt is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means he will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!

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