By rights, Sedanzer probably shouldn’t have been out there winning Saturday’s Group Two Pages Event Hire Brisbane Cup over 2200m at Doomben.
After all, when the team at Bluebloods Thoroughbreds purchased the now 4YO mare for $125,000 at the 2015 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale, everything seemed to point at the youngster being an early comer.
She certainly looked sprinting material, according to Blueblood Thoroughbreds’ David Mourad, particularly given the filly is a daughter of Golden Slipper winner, Sebring, from a mare by Danzero (another Slipper winner) and a half sister to So Detached, multiple stakes placed at two.
However, Sedanzer didn’t race until an autumn 2YO – finishing sixth at Kembla – and failed to make an impression in her first start at three, before peeling off successive wins at Kembla and Hawkesbury in the spring of ’16.
While Sedanzer did show trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott enough promise to run in several stakes races as a 3YO – including a close fifth behind Egg Tart in last year’s Group One Schweppes Oaks – it wasn’t until Sedanzer turned four that she has really came into her own.
In her nine starts this season, Sedanzer has won five – including three in a row in Sydney plus the Scone Cup in May – and been twice Group placed, along with a second (beaten a lip) in January’s $1 million Magic Millions Trophy.
All up, Sedanzer has raced 18 times for eight wins, three placings and $786,221 in prizemoney.
“She certainly caught us a bit by surprise given that she’s doing so well over the longer distances, but it’s fair to say that no-one in the syndicate is complaining,” Mourad adds.
The success of syndicated horses throughout Australia this season has again been phenomenal and none more so than the gallopers racing out of Blueblood Thoroughbreds.
Commencing operation in 2010, Blueblood Thoroughbreds was syndicating around eight to 10 racehorses annually and upped the ante to 20 in 2017 and “will do around 20 to 25” this year.
(BlueBlood winning owner celebarting Sedanzer Win)
Just in the last 10 months, Blueblood Thoroughbreds horses have notched up over $2 million in prizemoney and include Group One winners Secret Agenda and Seabrook, along with dual stakes winner, She’s So High. The more incredible stat by the leading syndicator, is this season they have had 110 runners for 19 wins at a strike rate of 17.27% and a place strike rate of 46.36%. This statistic would have many industry experts not arguing that Blueblood would be one of the best among all syndicator’s in Australia at present. Put with 7 stakes wins and 7 stakes placings in 4 months from those handful of runners is leaning towards outstanding.
“There’s around 15 owners in the Sedanzer syndicate and she was offered at $9,000 a share,” David Mourad explains. “Syndication becomes more popular every year and all the horses we purchased in 2018 are just about full, but aside from the repeat business, it’s also encouraging to see so many new faces getting involved. There’s a handful in Sedanzer that are first time owners.”
With more horses hitting the ground for the team in the next year, it only looks like more domination will come from the successful red silks of BlueBlood Thoroughbreds and their owners in the near future.