Seligman Spin was purchased at the Rockhampton Horse Sale in November 2000.
Peter Gesler went to the Rocky Horse Sale hoping to buy a Playboy Roy gelding and to help Frank Green, but instead of finding a Playboy Roy gelding he kept getting side tracked by a 20 month old Spinifex colt Frank had to sell on behalf of vendors, Vince and Sally Bonello.
Frank had broken the colt in 6 weeks previous and Peter was amazed at what Frank had the horse doing in that short time. He was so balanced, travelled well and carried himself beautifully and most importantly, was working like a 3 yo. Peter thought he just oozed class.
After doing some home work on the colt and talking to the Minister of finance at home Peter & Debbie purchased the Palomino Colt with the name that was hard to pronounce.
Seligman Spin returned home to Frank Green’s stable to be trained as a campdrafter, but after 6 more weeks Frank suggested that he was special and his future should be in the cutting pen. He was set for the 2002 NCHA Futurity.
That year at the 2002 NCHA, the Open Futurity had a 25 horse Semi Final. Seligman went into the Semi Final performing well but he missed the 10 horse final by just ½ point. He won a round of the DDCC Futurity with a 149 point score but again missed the final.
The following year 2003 he was changed to Todd Graham’s stable and his Derby year reaped the results that had always been expected. He was the NCHA Derby Champion and placed in all the major Age classes for the year. Similarly in his next two years in the Classic classes, he won and placed at all venues.
At Victoria he won the Classic and Open with Richard Webb aboard, which included having a runoff with the great One Hellofaspin.
Seligman Spin then became the ultimate family horse for the Geslers. Peter and Debbie’s son, Chris, won the Open Non Pro on him at the Sydney Royal when Chris was only 15 and Peter won both a $3,500 National Non Pro Title and a $10,000 National Non Pro Title.
In 2007 Seligman was competing at Tatura, in Victoria, when the EI broke out. By the time Peter got him back to Queensland and then the following period of no competition signalled the end of his competition career. He was 9 years old and had full time stud duties…so he never did get to the Campdraft arena. But he has gone on to produce some of the best Campdraft horses in Australia.
Seligman Spins Performance record was truly outstanding. In his time, he was one of the most consistent cutting horses ever to cross the time line in Australia. With lifetime earnings of $65,000+, Seligman Spin was the highest NCHA money earning son of the legendary Docs Spinifex.
In his six years in the cutting arena Seligman Spin was rarely out of a place at every event he went to, placing no lower than 6th in 11 of the 12 major aged event shows. Seligman was named Champion on 3 occasions & Reserve Champion another 4 times. In 2007 Seligman Spin was shown in Non Pro events where he showed the same winning consistency.
Seligman Spin then stepped up to prove himself as a Sire, producing progeny that have excelled in all disciplines, including wins in some of the most prestigious events in Australia.
For over 20 years Seligman Spin has proven PERFORMANCE COUNTS and the proof is in his progeny.