Group Two Double for Sebring
Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 6
Widden Stud's Sebring was in hot form on Saturday with a two state double of Group II winners, promising colt Sesar winning the ATC Roman Consul Stakes in Sydney and progressive filly Amphitrite winning the Group II VRC Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington.



The Darren Weir trained filly scored an impressive maiden win at Sale on September 9 at her first run back from a spell following an initial campaign that produced two seconds and a fourth.

A stronger filly this time around, she won at Flemington at her next start and was sent to the post favourite for this 1600 metre contest to make it three wins in a row.

Amphitrite - images Grant CourtneyShe accelerated smartly from midfield for Craig Williams to win by a length and three-quarter from her stablemates Krone and Verry Elleegant to give champion trainer Darren Weir the trifecta.

"She's been going along really well and she's just taken the right progression after each start," Weir said of Amphitrite.

'She got a lovely run today and it was a terrific win.

"All three ran well."

Weir said it had been the plan for Eurozone filly Krone to back-up in next Saturday's Group I Thousand Guineas at Caulfield while immediately after the race he said he was unsure whether Amphitrite would also head that way.

"I'm not sure about the winner but Krone definitely heads that way, that was the plan all along," Weir said.

"She (Amphitrite) has probably got to go there, I suppose.

"It might just all come too quick and she's got to back-up in seven days.

"I thought she looked great today in the yard, so she might be able to back up."

A $50,000 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale purchase from the Goldin Farms draft for Flying Start Syndicate/Darren Weir Racing, Amphitrite is the third winner from three to race from Ocean Dream, a Redoute's Choice half-sister to Group I winner Marble Halls. The family has also produced Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Sleek Chassis.

The 49th stakes-winner for Sebring, Amphitrite was bred by Goldin Farms and her dam Ocean Dream has been to their stallion Akeed Mofeed (GB) in subsequent seasons.

Sebring has made a fast start to the season with five stakes-winners already on the board with Sesar and Amphitrite joining Miss Admiration, Violate and Master Ash.


More Reading...
Gooree Stud Open the Doors
Famed Mudgee thoroughbred nursery, Gooree Park Stud, has embarked on a major strategic change in direction of their business model whereby they will move from being primarily a private Racing and Breeding operation to opening their gates commercially for the first time in 30 years.
Second Stakes in a Week for Sebring's Wu Gok
Wu Gok had two younger siblings beat him to the punch in landing a stakes win but the six-year-old son of Sebring is fast making up for lost time adding Friday’s Listed Wyong Cup to his last start win in the Group III ATC Premier's Cup at Rosehill.
Toronado's Master Montaro Remains Undefeated - Next Stop Hong Kong
Reportedly sold for $1,500,000 to Hong Kong connections following his career debut win at Pakenham, the 3yo Toronado (IRE) gelding Master Montaro booked his ticket for Hong Kong with another hugely impressive performance over 1140m at Geelong on Friday.
Who Were the Most Popular Sires in 2019?
The Australian Studbook have released statistics on the busiest sires in 2019 with nine stallions covering 200 plus mares and the most popular of them all being the same horse that topped the list last year.
A Closer Look at Replacing Like with Like
Our "Closer Look" statistical sire stories have been a huge hit with our audience and this week we’re looking at two outstanding stallions.
Sun Bloodstock’s Blossom on Snow Goes Two for Two
Talented Sebring filly Blossom on Snow opened her career with a dominant debut victory at Wangaratta last month and proved that win was no fluke when scoring an eye-catching win at Caulfield on Wednesday.