Sebring (horse)

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Sire More Than Ready
Grandsire Southern Halo
Dam Purespeed
Damsire Flying Spur
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2005
Country Australia
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Corumbene Stud Pty Ltd
Owner Mr 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
Trainer Gai Waterhouse
Record 6:5-1-0
Earnings A$2,473,094
Major wins
Golden Slipper G1 (2008)
AJC Sires Produce Stakes G1 (2008)
Last updated on 27 December 2010

Sebring 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.


He is a chestnut stallion standing 16.1 hands high that was foaled on 23 September 2005. Sebring is 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 have 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 is now standing at the Widden Stud at a service fee of $60,500 inc GST.[4]

Tabulated 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)

See also[edit]


  • [1] News Report Autumn 2008
  • [2] Catalogue Page from 2007 Magic Millions Catalogue
  • [3] News Report Winter 2008