There is no doubting the toughness of the Sequalo breed, his progeny often showing up early but best known for their ability to race on – and on.
One fine example of the Sequalo durability is his excellent son Sequallan who last Saturday, at the ripe old age of nine, was in winning form at Morphettville.
Sent out at double figure odds despite only just being beaten at the same track at his previous outing, the Stuart Gower trained gelding recorded his 15th career victory – and his fourth at metropolitan level.
The winner of over $420,000 in stakes, Sequallan has proven a great return on his yearling price of $25,000 – purchased by Kevin & Tanith O’Brien’s Lauriston Thoroughbreds at the 2004 Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus Yearling Sale.
The veteran of 73 starts, Sequallan can be seen in action at…
Gower was pleased to see Sequallan back in the winner’s circle – “there is still life in the ol’ fella,” he said, adding that “he has pulled up well.”A short freshen up is on the cards for Sequallan who will race again in around five week’s time.
Bred by C M Fraser Property, Sequallan is very much a Lyndhurst product, his dam Isobelle Ellen being a daughter of the late and great Celestial Dancer. She has proven an outstanding broodmare, Sequallan being a stakes winner as is his full sister Shysu.
Again served by Sequalo last spring, Isobelle Ellen has two unnamed colts by him – and we look forward to seeing them on the track in the future.