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Horse Detail

Name: Sebring Sun

Gender: Colt

Sire: Sebring

Dam: Soleil Royale

Trainer: Darren Weir

Foal Date: 17/10/2012



Sebring retired for stud duties after a short career on the track, which saw the son of More Than Ready, win five of his six race starts.  Among those victories was the 2008 Group 1Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.

Since retiring for stud duties Sebring has covered more than 950 mares, as of January 22nd, and from that first crop there are four stakes winners and eight stakes placegetters with overall progeny earnings of more than $3million as of January 22nd, 2014.

Sebring’s stakes winners include the Group 2 Todman Stakes winner, Criterion (ex Mica’s Pride by Bite the Bullet) and the Group 3 Quezette Stakes winner, Kiss A Rose (ex Hurl by Redoute’s Choice).   The Listed winners, Dissident (ex Diana’s Secret by Anabaa) and Bring a Ring (ex Hennessy Waltz by Hennessy) round out Sebring’s black type winners.

Sebring’s is currently in second spot on the 2013-14 Leading Second Crop Sires of the Season behind the deceased Northern Meteor.

When the nominated trainer for this colt Gary Portelli saw this colt at the Magic Millions he told Elite Thoroughbreds “Sebring has proved himself to be one of the most dominant young stallions at stud, and this colt is just what you would imagine a Sebring to look like. He is powerful, athletic and attractive. This colt has all the makings of a nice 2 year old who will train on at 3 and 4 years old!’

NOT ENOUGH?  This colt is the first live foal for his dam Soleil Royale (by French Deputy), in-turn out of Royal Solitaire (by Brocco), a winner of two races and a half-sister to Calming.

Soleil Royale hails from a female family that has produced the South African Group 1 Sprint winner War Artist (by Orpen), the WATC Group 2 winner, Sanhedrin’s Pride (by Sanhedrin) and the Listed Eye Liner Stakes winner, Rancho Miss (by Rancher).

The sire of the dam French Deputy is responsible for 46 stakes winners that include three group one winners in the northern hemisphere in Visionaire (ex Scarlet Tango), Meiner Ho O (ex Tenzan Rose) and Hinz (ex Historia).

The syndicate will be managed by Adrian Allan from Elite Thoroughbreds.

Trainer Detail

Gary Portelli added to his Group 1 tally early in the 2013-14 racing season when Rebel Dane strode home ahead of Fontelina and Solzhenitsyn in the Invitation Stakes, sponsored by Rupert Clarke, at Caulfield last September.  Rebel Dane’s win added to the Group 1 AJC Oaks victory of Rena’s Lady and the New Zealand Railway Stakes win with his top class sprinter, Gold Trail.

At the close of the 2012-13 season, Gary signed off the stables seasonal earnings with $1.2million with the new season ticking over since August 1st, 2013 the stable is on track to surpass that figure with earnings totaling $738,385 as of January 23rd, 2014.

Along with the win in the Group 1, Rebel Dane also won the Group 3 Show County at Warwick Farm Portelli also applied the polish to the Elite Thoroughbreds syndicated Stratubo winning three races this campaign with victories at Randwick on the Kensington track, Canterbury and Gosford.

While in the past 2012-13 season, Portelli had I’m All The Talk in the stable for Elite Thoroughbreds, and gave the group a massive thrill when the colt won on debut and then went on to a win in the Group 3 Skyline Stakes at Rosehill.

Statistics reveal that Portelli has saddled up 28 stakes winners, as of January 21st, 2014, since the year 2000 and Gary is committed to keep the returns coming to all of his owners.  Both, he and his brother, Troy, continue to strive for excellence to ensure client satisfaction.