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Three Bridges rings true

Ringerdingding ridden by John Allen wins the Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Three Bridges Thoroughbreds sales graduate, Ringerdingding thrilled the crowd winning the Group 2 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas over 1600m, with his incredible turn of foot to score with nearly a length to spare.

Such was the lightning-like finish at Sandown, Ringerdingding is now deservedly leading the field for next March’s Group 1 Australian Guineas.

Originally trained in Sydney where his four juvenile outings included a win at Rosehill on debut, along with some disappointing results in the early spring, Ringerdingding has truly blossomed since shifting south to the Weir stable.

Indeed, it was only five starts ago that Ringerdingding won a midweek race at Bendigo by a whisker, yet in the space of 21 days he ran third in the Group 3 Red Anchor, won the Listed Hilton and now the Sandown Guineas.

A son of Sebring, Ringerdingding is out of the multiple stakes placed Red Ransom mare, Maybe I, in turn a granddaughter of Champion mare and dual Group 1 winner, Flitter.

Maybe I was purchased by Paul Willetts, on behalf of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds for $120,000 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale – carrying Ringerdingding – with Ricky Surace going on to secure the resultant colt from Three Bridges for $170,000 at the 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.

Part-owner, Ricky Surace of B2B Bloodstock, clearly enjoys the ride as Ringerdingding is poised to reap substantial rewards as the colt continues to build up an impressive resume before eventually heading off to the stallion barn, having already struck gold with his first thoroughbred, Star Witness.

Surace later purchased Maybe I himself from Three Bridges Thoroughbreds last year and she has now foaled down a full brother to Ringerdingding and is back in foal to Sebring.

Leading Victorian nursery, Three Bridges, is making every post a winner too, particularly with the progeny of Sebring.

Aside from Ringerdingding, Three Bridges has sold Sebring stakes winners Sedanzer (Brisbane Cup), Supido and Hong Kong’s Group 1 star, Lucky Bubbles, the latter two on behalf of Rick Jamieson.

“It’s really come together for us over the last couple of years,” Three Bridges’ Toby Liston enthused.

“Great to see Ricky Surace and his crew get a Group Two winner and we also bred the Unencumbered half-sister, Salome, who is with Ciaron Maher and David Eustace and was stakes placed on debut in the Inglis Banner last month.”

“Been a big year through our involvement with Group 1 winners Sopressa (Schweppes Oaks) and Leicester (South Australian Derby) and fingers crossed we kick off 2019 in the right way too with Courseshewill, who is also by Unencumbered. She has won two from two so far, so that qualifies her for the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic in January.”

“The success on the track has been reflected in the quality of what we’re selling as well, with 11 quality yearlings being prepped for the Gold Coast in January. It is going to be a very busy few months ahead.”

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