The final crop of yearlings by our late Champion Sebring were offered at the 2021 yearling sales and so it was very special to be able to purchase one of his fillies at the Inglis Easter yearling sale remarkably from Corumbene Stud; the same vendor from whom we purchased Sebring in his yearling year. This filly was named AMATI by her ownership group and she made her race debut yesterday at Canterbury Park over 1,200 metres.AMATI began well from the barriers and jockey Tommy Berry settled her in 4th position one off the fence with cover. She switched off nicely, travelling comfortably until Tommy helped her through her gears approaching the turn for home. Once balanced in the straight, AMATI travelled up to the leader with ease and put up a margin of three lengths within a few strides. She started to get tired legs over the concluding stages but with strong ride from Tommy, she kept her nose in front right on the line. It was a very exciting debut and Tommy was very complimentary of the filly’s efforts post race. We look forward to the future with AMATI who was named after Formula 1 driver Giovanna Amati as owners kept to the same theme that named Sebring (the venue for the first Formula 1 Grand Prix in the USA).
Congratulations to the winning AMATI owners Boeara Holdings (Manager: Denise Dunphy), Paramount Racing (Manager: Kathryn Wood), Trent Hibbs, Michael Hibbs, Rebecca Hibbs, Ray Aurisch, Helen Aurisch, Stride Racing (Manager: Paul Burgess), Anne Hickey, Peter Wandl.