LEADING SYNDICATOR BLUEBLOOD THOROUGHBREDS CLOSE OVERSEAS SALE ON SEABROOK
An Australian two-year-old Group I winner has been sold to a top Japanese stud to start her breeding career.
Seabrook won the Group I Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick for syndication business BlueBlood Thoroughbreds and trainer Mick Price in 2018 but wins have eluded the daughter of Hinchinbrook since that success.
However, the lack of wins didn’t stop the top Japanese breeder Northern Farm paying an undisclosed amount to buy the mare for its impressive broodmare band.
David Mourad, racing manager for syndicator Blueblood, told TDN the deal wasn’t the end of Seabrook’s racing career just yet.
“The deal is that the owners will race on with her for the spring. About the middle of November she will head over to Japan and they will breed from her,” Mourad said.
Mourad said Price and training partner Michael Kent Jr would adjust Seabrook’s programme to accommodate as many runs as possible in the spring.
“We’re not 100 percent yet of her program. Mick is aware of the deal and the dates so we’re only giving her a short spell so she can get back in and get ready for a few runs in the spring,” Mourad said.
“Mick will form a plan and ideally we would love to have a crack at some of the better races and one final throw to see what we can achieve with her.
“She’s obviously a good miler, that’s her pet distance.”
Seabrook finished second in three of her four starts in her autumn campaign, including a narrow defeat to shock winner Chapel City in the Group III RA Lee Stakes (1600m) in Adelaide at her last start.