Widden Stud’s much missed Sebring achieved his best result of the sale so far at Magic Millions on Friday when a stunning colt from Miss Rose de Lago fetched $625,000 to the bid of Danny O’Brien.

Consigned by Widden Stud, the colt was bred by Barry McRostie and is the first foal of Group II winning Encosta de Lago mare Miss Rose de Lago, who won just shy of $1million in prizemoney.

The Melbourne Cup winning trainer prepared Miss Rose de Lago and found her son impossible to resist.

“We’ve mostly been buying below the average at this sale, but we splashed out on this colt,” O’Brien said in his post sale comments.

“I trained his mother and he’s very much in the mould of her, a lot of similarities.

“We knew he’d be popular and he did make us stretch, but we’re glad we got him.”

An outstanding sire that has left over 50 stakes-winners, Sebring died in February last year and his final crop of foals were born last spring.

O'Brien was quite busy at the sales buying 12 lots including the full-brother to his champion sprinter Star Witness as well as the full brother to Magic Millions favourite Aim. 

"We got a lot of lovely horses from mares' with great racing or breeding records and a majority of our buying was between $100,000 and $200,000 which makes it affordable," O'Brien said. 

Story by Tara Madgwick for Breednet.com.au