Gai Waterhouse pays $1.3 million for Sebring brother at Magic Millions
|Gai Waterhouse pays $1.3 million for Sebring brother at Magic Millions - 13th Jan 2017|
Gai Waterhouse pays $1.3 million for Sebring brother at Magic Millions|
Gai Waterhouse won the Golden Slipper with Sebring before he went on to become a star stallion and hopes his brother could emulate him after paying $1.3 million for him at the Magic Millions Sale on Thursday.
Waterhouse won out in a spirited bidding duel for the More Than Ready colt out of Purespeed, with the owners to include John Singleton and Aquis Farm, while breeder George Altomonte will retain a stake.
"He is bred on the most exciting farm I know, which is Corumbene, George Altomonte's property at Dunedoo in NSW," Waterhouse said.
"I have had two Golden Slipper winners off that farm and this could be the third Golden Slipper.
"I saw him in the paddock and I said, 'George, I am not leaving the sale without him'. I said, 'He is your next Golden Slipper horse'.
"He is a magical horse, he is a very masculine horse and he moves so freely and he has a sort of sex appeal about him. This is the magical sale."
Sebring won the Golden Slipper and Sires' Produce Stakes before being tipped out by Samantha Miss in the Champagne Stakes as a two-year-old and was retired because of injury. He has produced horse-of-the-year Dissident and international group 1 performer Criterion as a stallion.
"I suppose he is cheap when you think about it. Look at his pedigree, everyone is looking at the pedigree pages, he has got exactly that. Sebring is one of the most exciting young stallions in Australia standing at Widden Stud, why would this horse not be a $1.3 million horse. If he was at Easter he would be a $3 million horse so I think he is cheap."
Article courtesy of Fairfax Digital and The Age
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