Unbeaten world champion Black Caviar was set to be served by Sebring on Tuesday night after her owners decided on the boom stallion and Golden Slipper winner as her next partner.
Black Caviar had an Exceed And Excel filly this month and the choice of her next suitor was made after the foal was on the ground. It came down to three stallions.
“Peter [Moody] was very keen on Sebring because he had had a bit of success with his sons and daughters, in particular Dissident and Bring Me The Maid,” managing owner Neil Werrett said.
“We had a look at the foal she produced and we thought, conformation-wise, Sebring was a good match The crosses work very well.
“Sebring was a horse with good speed and has a great record on and off the track. He is also a son of More Than Ready, who is one of my favourite stallions which we have had success with in the past.”
Sebring celebrated his ninth birthday on Tuesday and earned his biggest date after 20 stakes performers in his first two crops.
“What a great birthday present for Sebring. He is one of the most exciting young stallions in Australia and we’re honoured that he’s been chosen for Australia’s greatest mare,” Widden owner Antony Thompson said.
“What Sebring has achieved with just two crops to race is exceptional and we’re confident that his mating with Black Caviar will produce an outstanding foal with the potential for great success on the track.”
Meanwhile Hong Kong star jockey Joao Moreira will ride for premier trainer Chris Waller in the Epsom and Metropolitan at Randwick next month.
It is understood Moreira could have up to five rides including He’s Your Man in the Epsom and Our Voodoo Prince in the Metropolitan. He needs to get a clearance to ride on the day from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, which is usually a formality for group 1 rides.
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