Sebring Filly Lady Harlem Breaks Maiden at Canterbury

Mark Smith - Wednesday June 22

A rails-hugging ride by Reece Jones paved the way for the Sebring filly Lady Harlem to break her maiden at start four over 1250m at Canterbury on Wednesday.

In October, the John O’Shea-trained filly debuted with a second in the $400,000 Inglis Banner (RL) at Moonee Valley before two unplaced efforts at Canterbury and Scone.


Carrying the colours of Richard Pegum, Lady Harlem found a narrow seam on the inside of the pacesetting Gilmore to defeat the Snitzel filly, Vienna Princess, by a long neck with a neck back to the Merchant Navy filly Maritima in third.

“She has always been a nice filly that has not been afforded the best of luck,” O’Shea said.

“She copped a really heavy track at Scone, and by Tom’s (Sherry) own admission, it was not a good ride the other day at Canterbury.

“Reece took the option to stay on the rail, and it was the winning move.

‘Rick Connoly did a great job finding her off Newgate Farm, which continually produces lovely horses.

“She comes from a good family, is stakes-placed, and a metro winner, so we are building her career over the next few months. She is up and going and a happy, healthy filly.”

Richard Pegum signed for the filly for $125,000 from the Newgate Farm draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Lady Harlem a $125,000 Inglis Easter Yearling

From the final crop of Sebring, Lady Harlem is the third winner from as many foals of the stakes-winning Fastnet Rock mare Harlem River.

Purchased by the Newstar Partnership for $550,000 from the Coolmore draft at the 2017 Inglis Chairman’s Sale, Harlem River is the dam of an I Am Invincible filly that was knocked down to Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA) for $900,000 from the Newgate draft at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

After foaling a filly by Brutal last spring, Harlem River missed to Deep Field.

Lady iHarlem s the seventh 2yo winner of the season for former Widden Stud stalwart Sebring.



Race Result - Tab Mdn Hcp 1250m

Canterbury Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:17.53
Lady Harlem
T: J A O'Shea J: Reece Jones 56
2f Sebring (AUS) x Harlem River (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Vienna Princess
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 55.5
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Graciousness (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: C J Waller J: N Rawiller 56.5
2f Merchant Navy (AUS) x Sagaronne (AUS) (Real Saga (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 56.5
2f Flying Artie (AUS) x Waveline (USA) (Stravinsky (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Goodwood Farm, Murrurundi, NSW
B: Proven Thoroughbreds/Pride Racing
Musical Affair
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 55
2f Your Song (AUS) x Matras (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Renaissance Woman
T: Bjorn Baker J: J Parr 56.5
2f Reliable Man (GB) x Mrs Kennedy (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56.5
2f Deep Field (AUS) x Posing (USA) (Medicean (GB))
T: J A O'Shea J: S Clipperton 56.5
2f Savabeel (AUS) x Ywahoo (NZ) (Per Incanto (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Busuttin Racing
Fairway Star
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tyler Schiller 54.5
2f Spieth (NZ) x Marheta (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
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