In less then 12 months BlueBlood Thoroughbreds wins their second individual GROUP 1 winner with iron filly SEABROOK. Its been a break out 12 months for one of the leading racehorse Syndicator’s in the country with group racing performances now coming week in and week out.
Fillies have had the upper hand in the 2YO Triple Crown this year with Estijaab (Golden Slipper) and El Dorado Dreaming (Sires Produce) taking out the first two legs and resilient Hinchinbrook filly Seabrook triumphing in the Group I ATC champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
Fifth in the Slipper and ninth in the Sires after winning the Group II ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes, the Mick Price trained Seabrook has danced every dance and got her just rewards when stepped up to the 1600 metres of this assignment.
Drawn wide, she settled at the tail of the field for Damien Oliver before working her way between runners to score a half-length win over Snitzel colt Bondi.
“She’s always shown a touch of class and I think she has great things ahead of her as a three year-old,” said Damien Oliver.
The daughter of Hinchinbrook, which Bluebloods Thoroughbreds paid $85,000 for at last year’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, continued a strong season for 2YO fillies following Estijaab (Golden Slipper) and El Dorado Dreaming (Inglis Sires) winning the other legs of the Triple Crown.
Luke Anderson from Maluka Thoroughbreds added “She was always a nice big strong filly with a good brain’’.
“It’s a brilliant feeling watching her win a Group 1. She’s been so strong all prep and totally deserved that for Blueblood Thoroughbreds and the Mick Price team.’’
“The Golden Slipper, Sires Produce and Champagne are huge two year-old races, so we’re just really happy to have picked up one of them,” said stable representative Pat Kearney, who has been riding the filly since she was a yearling and has looked after her in Sydney for the past two months.
“I’m just so proud of her. She’s got plenty of improvement to come as a three year-old too.”