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We have bought this filly to attempt to contest the Magic Millions’ 2YO race where the Magic Millions’ Racing Women initiative (which promotes racehorse ownership amongst women) – offers a bonus of A$500,000 to the first four all-female owned horses in finishing order, in addition to the A$2 million prizemoney.
The key aim of the initiative is to highlight and promote the important roles played by women in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry. In 2013 the actual $2 million race winner was owned by ladies who collected a share of the bonus of $500,000 as women only horses finished first, third and fourth so the bonus was shared.
In 2018 the bonus will be shared between the first four all female owned horses home no matter where they finish – if there is one horse only, they scoop the whole bonus, or “worst case scenario” it is split four day – still a A$125,000 scoop!
Don’t fear gents – you can still take a share but “share the love: with your wife, partner, fiancee, Mum, girlfriend, sister, aunt …….. Gran!!!
Here she is …
Lot 1827 gr. f. Sebring – Run Away Ruby (Ferocity) $65,000 plus GST (draft: Vinery Stud)
“She is a beautiful grey filly with a lot of strength and presence about her, and it was obvious during our initial inspections that she was a filly we had to buy,” Ellis said.
“She is a first foal from a mare that showed versatility to win three times from 1200 metres to a mile. Her grand-dam won four times as a two-year-old; she being from a Rory’s Jester mare, out of Godswalk mare that also won at two, so there is plenty of two-year-old form in this family.
“Everybody should know by now that I love first foals and the success we have had with them has been outstanding; Darci Brahma, Hall of Fame, and Melody Belle just for starters.
“She certainly looks an early type of filly, with plenty of class, and most importantly she is a very correct filly with a great walk.
“We will bring her home to New Zealand, break her in, and the aim is to have out at Christmas in some of the better two-year-old races and in particular she could be an ideal filly for the Matamata Breeders’ Stakes that we won again this year with Gold Fever – but we do have an eye on the Magic Millions’ prize.
“Sebring sired the Queensland Oaks’ winner Egg Tart on Saturday at Doomben, and having a great run with his horses.
“Not only can he sire Oaks’ winners, and multiple Group One winners Dissident and Criterion, but Sebring is third leading 2YO sire in a very competitive two-year-old stallion market in Australia, and it’s his versatility that really looks to have stamped this filly.
“While she has the strength to race at two, there also looks to be enough scope about her to train on to longer distances as a three-year-old,” he said.
Sebring was winner of the $3.5m Golden Slipper (Gr. 1, 1200m) in 2008, and a controlling interest purchase by Widden Stud valued the young stallion at $30 million.
At the recent Gold Coast Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, twelve mares in foal to Sebring were offered, all sold, including $1.6 million for Polska (Encosta De Lago) who is carrying a full relation to Sebring’s Group Two winners Catch a Fire and Seaburge.
A 10% share in this filly is $10,075 plus GST – this includes ALL expenses including veterinary inspections, sales’ expenses at cost, transport back to New Zealand etc until 31 December 2017 – excluding insurance and Magic Million’s Series’ Entry.
A 5% share in this filly is only $5,o37 plus GST.