Early Stakes Double for Sebring

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 16

Widden Stud’s much missed Golden Slipper winning sire Sebring posted an early stakes double with Daisies winning the Group III MRC Ethereal Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield quickly followed by Fangirl, who captured the Listed ATC Reginald Allen Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.

Read about Daisies here.

Fangirl wins the Reginald Allen Stakes - image Steve Hart
A homebred for the Ingham family prepared by Chris Waller, Fangirl carries the famed cerise colours and showed her potential with a five length maiden win at Goulburn on September 25 at her third race start.

Facing a significant step up in class, Fangirl was cluttered up back in the field for James McDonald and when angled into clear running between runners she let down with a sensational turn of foot to scoot clear before holding off a challenge from stablemate Roots to win by half a length.

She emulated the success of her mother Little Surfer Girl, who won the same race in 2009 for the Ingham family and was also trained by Chris Waller.

“She’s a beautiful filly and Chris found a nice race for her here,” said McDonald.

“I know he has big targets for her next preparation in the autumn.”

Fangirl emulates the success of her mother Little Surfer Girl, who won the same race in 2009.

Fangirl has won two of four starts earning $123,000 and is the best of four winners from Little Surfer Girl, who was bought by the Ingham family for $1.5million at the 2008 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

By champion sire Encosta de Lago from Champion 3YO Filly and dual Group I winner Special Harmony, Little Surfer Girl won three stakes races for the Ingham’s during her career and earned over $400,000 in prizemoney.

Fangirl was foaled and raised at Coolmore and is pictured here with her dam Little Surfer Girl in 2018.

Little Surfer Girl has a yearling colt by Pariah, but no foal this spring after missing last year.

Fangirl is the 73rd stakes-winner for Sebring, whose last crop of foals are two year-olds this season.



Race Result - Reginald Allen LR 1400m

Randwick Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:23.50
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 57
3f Sebring (AUS) x Little Surfer Girl (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: G Schofield 55
3f Press Statement (AUS) x Arctic Success (AUS) (Big Brown (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Highway Session $52,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Yugengaisha Murakami Kinya Bokujo
Decent Raine
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Tommy Berry 59
3f Dissident (AUS) x Royal Raine (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $40,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Ciaron Maher Racing / Swettenham Stud / John Foote Bloodstock
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 55.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Alderney (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone, NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
Hoover Lucy
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 58
3f No Nay Never (USA) x Chelsea Hotel (AUS) (Dylan Thomas (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $120,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn, NSW
B: Woppitt Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: G Boss 54
3f Star Turn (AUS) x Sanaya (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Star Thoroughbreds/Randwick Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
T: J A O'Shea J: S Clipperton 56
3f Tivaci (AUS) x Fancy Dress (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $150,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: John O'Shea Racing
I Am Me
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: R Dolan 53
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Mefnooda (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $210,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd, Scone, NSW
B: Dynamic Syndications / Dean Watt Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: J G Sargent J: J R Collett 57
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Mallard (NZ) (Falkirk (NZ))
T: A J Cummings J: J Parr 57.5
3f Testa Rossa (AUS) x War Flower (AUS) (War Pass (USA))
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 58.5
3f Shooting To Win (AUS) x Anise (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
T: Anthony Mountney J: Brock Ryan 56
3f Wolf Cry (AUS) x Grand Manners (AUS) (Grand Lodge (USA))
Inglis March (Late) Online Sale $250,000
V:Larneuk Stud
B: ML Stables
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