Flying Snitzel Retired

Very sadly Triple Crown owners made the tough decision to retire their golden girl, Flying Snitzel, from racing this week.

She will now enter the next phase of her career as a broodmare following a stellar racing career that included victories in the likes of the Group 2 Kewney Stakes and Group 3 Shweppervescence, as well as ammasing stakes of$340,950.

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Photo: Caroline Searcy

A note from one of Flying Snitzel’s owners, Deb, below.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the retirement from racing of our girl, Flying Snitzel. The decision was made after she damaged her tendon in a paddock mishap. It was not made lightly or easily, but we feel it is the right decision for her welfare and her future as a broodmare.

Flying Snitzel (affectionately called ‘Lulu’) leaves the racetrack a multiple group winner. She competed at the elite level of Australian horse racing against the best 3yo crop for over a decade. Her career highlights were winning the Group 3 Baillieu as a 2yo (beating Group 1 winners Dear Demi and Fiveandahalfstar, and group winner Toydini) and the time-honoured Group 2 Kewney Stakes as a 3yo (beating Group 1 winner Norzita). She also boasts group placings in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, and the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (won by Pierro).

It has been an honour for us to race such a wonderful horse. Words cannot express the love and admiration we have for her and the way she has touched us, and her extended cheer squad of family and friends who have shared the ride. We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to be her owners.

We would like to thank Triple Crown Syndications for the way they have managed Flying Snitzel, and for their guidance with this tough decision. We also thank all her fans on social media for the support they have shown our girl.

We will keep people updated via the Flying Snitzel Facebook page as she moves towards her new career as a broodmare. We look forward to watching her sons and daughters on the racetrack in the future, and hopefully racing one of them ourselves.Flying+Snitzel+owners+09Mar13+Slickpix+4

Flying Snitzel owners celebrate her Group 2 Kewney win at Flemington
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