Australian Champ Sebring Out with Injury
by Ric Chapman
Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:08:37 AM
Last Updated: 7/27/2008 1:53:15 PM

Sebring
Photo: Mark Gatt
Australian champion 2-year-old Sebring will miss the upcoming spring carnival in Sydney.

The multiple gr. I-winning juvenile colt by More Than Ready  -Purespeed, by Flying Spur, had grown into an awesome specimen while on a break for four months. Two months ago, his breeding rights were sold for $20million, and he looked set to dominate this spring in his age group.

Sebring has been back in training at trainer Gai Waterhouse's temporary stables at Warwick Farm, where she moved because of the Pope’s World Youth Day celebrations at Randwick.

"(He) will now be sent to the paddock due to bruising on the cannon bone,” Waterhouse said. “We also have concerns over his action".

The trainer said Sebring underwent a bone scan at the Randwick Equine Centre July 23 and an area of stress was identified with bone bruising in the right fore distal cannon bone.

"He has grown a hand and put on (175 pounds) and looks amazing,” Waterhouse said. “However on the down-side, being such a big strong colt and such a valuable stallion, we are erring on the cautious side.

“Fundamentally the colt is being given time to mature for his campaign in the autumn as a 3-year-old," she said.


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