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19th Winner For UK Freshman Sire Avonbridge
Gr1-winning 9YO stallion & 2005 European Champion sprinter Avonbridge (Averti-Alessia, by Caerleon) recorded his 19th 1st-crop winner when 2YO colt Essexbridge (Avonbridge-Aonach Mor, by Anabaa) scored over 7 furlongs at Brighton in the UK for trainer Richard Hannon. Essexbridge was initially a 21,000 guineas (A$39,000) weanling at the 2007 Tattersalls December Sale & later a £22,000 (A$40,000) yearling at the 2008 Doncaster August Sale.