Shebringsmerubies Shines

Date: 17 Mar 2021

Shebringsmerubies Shines


Locally trained course winner Shebringsmerubies  (5 m Sebring - Run Away Ruby, by Ferocity) produced a dominant victory in the $10,000 Rating 65 1600 metres on 17 March at Matamata.

In a race where Jamie Richards trained the first four home, the smart-looking grey mare beat stable-mates Radegast (Savabeel), Lucky Shark (Darci Brahma), and Boutonniere (Burgundy).

Having run the fastest last 600m (35.7) closing to finish two lengths away in the Rating 65 1600 metres on 21 February at Hastings, Shebringsmerubies again had to work from off the pace but equal to the task.

Back and wide from barrier eight, Te Akau apprentice Joe Kamaruddin had her improving from the 800m before sweeping up on the home turn and she sustained a strong gallop to race clear over the concluding stages.

“She was fresh today and ran very well,” said Kamaruddin, who claimed to 52.5kg.

Offered by Vinery Stud, Shebringsmerubies was purchased by David Ellis CNZM for $57,500 at the 2017 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale, and owned by Te Akau Girls Having Fun Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM).

“She's a beautiful mare, who has been genuine all the way through and she deserved another win,” Ellis said.

“Joe (Kamaruddin) is going really well and his claim is invaluable, especially as we get tracks with give in them. He's a really popular member of the team and it's nice to see our apprentices winning races.

“I'm pretty sure that's the first time we've had the first four, all in tangerine. I bought the winner from the Gold Coast and Radegast and Lucky Shark from the Karaka Ready to Run Sale, and Boutonniere from the Yearling Sales at Karaka.”

Shebringsmerubies is the 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 to like in her pedigree.

On Dead5 footing, in the race sponsored by Tokoroa Cossie Club & SWRC Supporters, Shebringsmerubies ran the 1600 metres in 1:35.9, winning by one and three-quarter lengths, and paid $10.00 & $3.20 on the NZ TAB tote. Part-owner Deborah Fox accepted the spoils on behalf of the syndicate, adding that she backed the mare prior at $14.00 fixed odds.

“Joe (Kamaruddin) was a little bit wide, but I'd said to get her into the race, after she'd been following them around and running home for fourth or fifth,” Richards said.

“It may not have been the prettiest ride, but he had her into the action at the right time, making use of his (weight) allowance, and the other three had to give him weight.

“It was a nice win and she seems to like a little bit of chip in the ground.”

Shebringsmerubies was strapped by Katija Cherrie.


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