Friday, July 25, 2008
No Sebring This Spring in Australia
Bad news for fans of Aussie racing. Gai Waterhouse reports that her superstar trainee Sebring (More Than Ready) has suffered a stress-related bone bruise due to a growth spurt—he’s grown nearly a hand and put on 80 kg (just over 176 pounds) recently—so we won’t be seeing him for at least the next two months. No G1 Cox Plate either.
Needless to say, since he sold in May for $30 million, there’s obviously concern for his future, which apparently always included retirement to stud after his upcoming 3-year-old season. “Being such a big strong colt and such a valuable stallion we are erring on the cautious side,” Waterhouse said about giving him time to adjust to his new body.