Sebring (Ezra Shaw)
Australia ’s Widden Stud has announced that Sebring – winner of the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce Stakes and Champion Two Year Old elect – will join the roster at Widden at the conclusion of his three year-old season, ending weeks of intense speculation as to his future stud plans. “He is the most sought after stallion prospect to emerge in a very long time and we are thrilled that his owners have chosen Widden as the farm to give their horse the best possible home and opportunity of succeeding at stud,” said Antony Thompson of the fabled and oldest stud farm in Australia.
Widden Stud incidentally, is the only successful stud in history to have straddled more than three generations of owners. It’s now in its incredible sixth, under arguably its most enterprising guardian, Anthony Thompson.
“Sebring will be the fifth Golden Slipper winner, Australia’s Sire making race to stand at Widden, following in the illustrious footsteps of Todman, Vain and Marscay - all champion sires in their own right - as well as the 2005 winner Stratum, whose oldest progeny are now impressive weanlings.”
A son of outstanding Halo line sire More Than Ready (USA), Sebring is the dominant juvenile this season winning five of six starts and in excess $2.5 million in prize money since his racing debut in January 2008, highlighted by his memorable victory in the Group One STC Golden Slipper Stakes. Sebring magnificently overcame well-documented obstacles in the lead up to the race and a skirmish at the top of the straight to take Australia’s greatest juvenile event in a scintillating performance.