Sebring's Bring The Ransom Shocks in Dark Jewel

Mark Smith - Saturday May 14

A rail-hugging ride by Tyler Schiller paved the way for the 5yo Sebring mare Bring The Ransom to open her stakes account in Saturday’s Group III Arrowfield Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) at Scone.

Bring The Ransom scrapes the paint in Dark Jewel (image Steve Hart)

The Bjorn Baker-trained mare defied her 50/1 odds by defeating the Kris Lees-trained pair Wandabaa (Wandjina) and Never Talk (No Nay Never).

It was the sixth black-type attempt for Bring The Ransom, who previously came closest when second to More Prophets in the  Listed Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong last September.

The homebred advances her record to eight wins, two seconds, and two thirds from 29 starts, with earnings of $516,050.

The daughter of Sebring is the lone winner from two to race from the stakes-placed Stratum mare Gold Epona, a granddaughter of the Group 1 VATC One Thousand Guineas winner Shizu.

Gold Epona has an unraced 2yo Star Witness gelding named Gold Witness, who was a $160,000 purchase by Tricolours / Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott from the Vinery Stud draft at the 2021 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Gold Epona was covered by Star Turn last spring.

Bring The Ranson is the 76th stakes-winner for the former Widden Stud resident Sebring. 


Race Result - Arrowfield Dark Jewel Classic Gr3 1400m

Scone Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:22.69
Bring The Ransom
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tyler Schiller 54
5m Sebring (AUS) x Gold Epona (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
T: K A Lees J: J Bowman 59
5m Wandjina (AUS) x Mabkhara (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $36,000
V:Ascot Park, Pitt Town
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Never Talk
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 54.5
4m No Nay Never (USA) x Palace Talk (NZ) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: J C Coyle J: Regan Bayliss 54
4m Ilovethiscity (AUS) x Polaway (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Nicci's Fling
T: G Portelli J: Ms K O'Hara 54
4m Nicconi (AUS) x Midnight Fling (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra
B: Gold Edge Syndications Pty Ltd
T: Ms T Bateup J: A B Collett 56.5
6m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Sublissime (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $3,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: T Bateup
Cliff's Art
T: Matthew Smith J: Tom Sherry 54
6m Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Saldenart (GER) (Areion (GER))
Mirra Vision
T: P & P Snowden J: J Parr 59
5m Lonhro (AUS) x Mirrasalo (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Majestic Shot
T: Grant Allard J: R Dolan 54
4m Shooting To Win (AUS) x Curtsey (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $11,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Grand Syndicates / J Price
Le Gai Soleil
T: J A O'Shea J: K Mc Evoy 53
5m Tavistock (NZ) x Night Danza (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Exotic Ruby
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 55.5
6m Snitzel (AUS) x Oriental Ruby (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Luskin Park Luskintyre NSW
B: Joe Pride
She's The Gift
T: C J Waller J: C Schofield 54
4m Power (GB) x Trust (NZ) (Dehere (USA))
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: Dylan Gibbons 54
5m Rubick (AUS) x Femina Fashion (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Barossa Rosa
T: T J Bartley J: Reece Jones 53
4m Adelaide (IRE) x Androssa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
T: J A O'Shea J: B Avdulla 54.5
5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Elegant Fashion (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Peachester Lodge
T: C J Waller J: J Ford 53
4m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Be Inspired (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Chris Waller Racing/Brae Sokolski
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