TRIPLE CROWN are excited to offer a wonderful opportunity to race a cracking colt by the record-breaking Champion sire SNITZEL, who is a full brother to Group 3 winner ELLE LOU.
The sire of Triple Crown Group 1 winners REDZEL & HOT SNITZEL, as well as Group 1 winning stars TRAPEZE ARTIST and ESTIJAAB and the Snowden-trained RUSSIAN REVOLUTION & INVADER, Snitzel has cemented himself as the leading sire in the southern hemisphere and is the leading general sire, 2YO sire & 3YO sire, in what has been a sensational season for the son of Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice.
Out of the Stakes placed mare SNIPIFY, who was a five-time winner on the racetrack, this colt is a full-brother to the Group 3 winner ELLE LOU and from the family of dual Group 1 winner SRIKANDI.
SNIPIFY is by Champion 3YO Sprinter SNIPPETS, with Snippets also broodmare sire to SNITZEL, OVERREACH, MERCHANT NAVY, BOOM TIME, FIVEANDAHALFSTARS, RED TRACER & BEL SPRINTER.
Exceptional bloodlines flow through this colt and he is a very exciting prospect for the team! If he has the success we anticipate on the track, he will be a genuine stallion prospect!
GROUP 3 PLACED Brave Song returned first-up for his spring preparation, taking on the famous Flemington straight for the first time, and he rallied late to nail the leader Order Of Command in the thrilling three-year-old Handicap over 1100m, collecting a $66,000 winners’ cheque, taking his career earnings to beyond $230,000.
Third in the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes at Warwick Farm in February behind Kementari, a newly gelded Brave Song travelled sweetly into the race when stalking the early speed from barrier 9, and found enough when in-form jockey Damien Lane, who collected four wins on the day, asked him for his effort to just get his nose in front with the winning post beckoning.
Purchased for $67,500 from the Inglis Classic Sale, Brave Song will look to add further success this preparation, with co-trainer Peter Snowden not ruling out a return to Melbourne for the Group 3 Aurie Handicap over 1200m on August 11.
“He did a good job today,” said Snowden. “I was surprised he raced like that. He’s such a relaxed horse I thought he would be back and doing no work early to get a good 300m out of him. To tough it out like he did – it looks a better win than on paper.
“I do like the horse, we didn’t see the best of him today, some of the wins he’s had have been dynamic. If he settles he’s got a much better turn of foot. We’ll probably get him back round a corner to get him to relax but I did think about the Group 3 Aurie Handicap in three weeks but we’ll think about things for a while. It’s the first time away from home for the horse and he’s settled in beautifully here so it’s good to know he can handle it.
“He didn’t seem at his best today but it was good to win it the way the race was run.
“Triple Crown have been a big supporter since Paul and I went out on our own and Redzel comes to mind straight away. There are a lot of numbers in the stable now but it’s amazing how they bring in these yearlings every year and every year we get more success. They’re the best around.”
JUST 10% remains in our exceptional colt from the family 2YO Champions FORENSICS & ZIZOU as well as Champion 3YO Sprinter SNIPPETS, who is out of a ¾ sister to unbeaten juvenile-turned-leading-sire NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, and a ½ sister to this year’s Golden Slipper and Sires Produce runner-up OOHOOD!
Steeped in pedigree, he’s a wonderful mover and is by one of the most exciting first-season sires in HALLOWED CROWN, an unbeaten two-year-old from two starts and subsequent dual Group 1 winner at three, who is a grandson of WINX’s sire STREET CRY.
He has just finished his breaking-in with industry leading breaker Toby Pracey at Muskoka Farm, with Toby very impressed with how he handled himself in that period.
“He has been a pleasure to break in. He is a lovely natured colt, very kind and co-operative. He is nice and relaxed in his work and just does what is asked of him. Very professional and just seems to do what good horses do. I have been very taken with him all the way through”
Toby Pracey, Breaker, Muskoka Farm
Shares have sold rapidly in this colt since his release, leaving just the 10% available to get involved with what looks a fantastic racing prospect.
Racing NSW this week announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $24 Million in extra prizemoney available to owners for the coming season, which features a whopping $125,000 on offer for a Saturday Metro race.
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HE went hard and held off all-comers at the crunch as Invincible Lad soared to victory in the Metro & Provincial Maiden Handicap at Gosford on Thursday.
Already Stakes placed as a two-year-old, Invincible Lad had found the going tough on the recent heavy tracks, but a return to good ground saw him jump and show blistering speed, before proving strongest at the finish to hold off the Joe Pride-trained Royal Witness.
Blake Shinn was once again delivering a Triple Crown winner, as he utilized the good break to sit outside early pace setter Sent From Above in a furiously run race. As her challenge faded, Invincible Lad held strong to win by a half-length.
It was no less than his faithful owners deserved and marked a sixth Triple Crown winner in the last 15 days, with the red silks looking to end a record-breaking season on a high.
Jockey Blake Shinn said the return to good ground was key.
“The horse did a great job,” said Shinn. “He bounced well and got across and always travelled nicely. It was just a matter as to whether he had that desire to attack the line in the last 200.
“The firmer ground was key and it made the difference today. He was nice and genuine to the line and it was a really nice win.”
IT had been coming. A sectional star in his last two starts when in higher grade, Island Missile dispatched his rivals at Warwick Farm on Wednesday with an explosive turn of foot to score by a length in the BenchMark 71 Handicap over 1400m.
The gulf in quality was there for all to see. Carrying a top weight of 60kg Island Missile settled towards the rear of the field under Blake Shinn as the speed moved up on the outside of him, and when he found clear running in the straight he produced a devastating turn of foot to leave his rivals trailing.
A Stakes placegetter after finishing a nose second in the Gosford Guineas last preparation, the three-year-old by Smart Missile had more merit in his first two runs this preparation than the bare results suggest, and after a getting back to winning ways here, the target is a return to those Black-Type races.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden was delighted to see the talented galloper back in the winners’ enclosure.
“It was a really nice effort from the horse,” said Snowden. “They ran along nicely in the middle stages and it looked as though he’d just dropped the bit at the half-mile and Blake had to ask him to come underneath him. To see him finish off the way he did – that little bit of class prevailed in the end.
“He can step up a bit now and get a bit of weight relief. One hundred per cent it’s not beyond him that he can get back into Stakes company once again.”
THE state of racing in New South Wales couldn’t be healthier, with Racing NSW announcing on Wednesday that prizemoney will be increased to unprecedented levels, with $125,000 now to be contested for in a standard metropolitan Saturday race from September 1.
The significant increases in prizemoney, (25% for both Saturday metropolitan and midweek metropolitan) give further benefits and incentives to owners to race horses in the state, with there never being a better time to get involved in racehorse ownership.
The announcement was made alongside the creation of a new race for Everest day, called The Kosciusko, where horses trained by country trainers will compete for a $1.3 Million race in an innovative new concept where punters can purchase tickets to win a Stake of the prizemoney with a competing horse.
Triple Crown’s Redzel will look to defend his title in The Everest on October 13, where it was previously announced that prizemoney would be increased to a whopping $13 Million.
Triple Crown owners have pocketed over $8 Million in prizemoney this year, with an incredible 10 individual Stakes performed horses, and five individual Stakes winners indicating an unrivalled strength and depth of the Triple Crown team!
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TWO-YEAR-OLD debutant Single Story wrote his own script at Kembla Grange on Thursday as he swooped over the top of the field to claim victory in the Maiden Plate over 1200m, for Triple Crown’s third winner of the week.
Taking on the older horses, Single Story settled in the second half of the field before travelling menacingly into the race, and Blake Shinn let down his charge in the straight with Single Story powering past his rivals to claim a decisive victory.
At times a difficult horse to train, the magic touch of Peter & Paul Snowden rubbed off once more, with a special mention to trackwork rider Donovan Howell for all his hard work with the horse.
The result left Peter delighted for the horse and his team.
“He was a real handful early so to see him come out and get a result like that is very satisfying for the whole team,” said Snowden.
“We were going to go forward, but he didn’t want to go forward; he’s that sort of horse. He did everything perfect today and I’ll give him every compliment after that.
“Hopefully he can keep going on with it.”
Single Story was a $150,000 purchase by Not A Single Doubt from the Inglis Classic Sale, and is out of a half-sister to the speedy three-time Group 1 winner Shamekha.
Congratulations to all his owners for the debut win!
SOME terrific performances over the weekend from the Triple Crown string saw the team come away with a fine double at Newcastle as two-year-old Military Zone and flying mare Classic Thoughts scored victories.
On only his second racecourse start, Military Zone tracked the leader and powered his way to the lead at the two-furlong mark, holding off the attentions of stablemate Lions Head by a length to delight his enthusiastic set of owners!
And on the penultimate race on the card, four-year-old mare Classic Thoughts came with a searching run on the outside to swoop the field after settling at the rear, to claim a sensational double for Triple Crown and their owners, Snowden Racing and jockey Adrian Layt.
A horse to keep an eye on as he progresses, Military Zone has impressed in his recent work and made light work of the older horses to win this Maiden Handicap over 1200m with an air of authority.
Co-trainer Peter Snowden “A great result and a super run,” said Snowden. “To be able to do what he did suggests he has good ability.
“Once he got cover he relaxed really well and he sprinted hard the last furlong and a half. It was a great effort and he’ll improve for that run as he gains in fitness.”
By the Snowden-trained dual Group 1 winner Epaulette, Military Zone is from the family of dual Group 1 winning star Toorak Toff, and was a $140,000 purchase from the Three Bridges draft at the Inglis Premier sale.
Classic Thoughts has shown significant improvement in her last preparations, getting off the mark at Newcastle over 1850m last time in, and this victory over an inadequate trip of 1400m in the Class 1 Handicap suggests she’s on track for an excellent preparation as she goes over further ground.
“A very good effort today,” said Peter Snowden. “We’d have been disappointed to have been beaten as she got blocked at the furlong and then produced a great effort once she got into running.
“She hit the line really well and based on that she could well be in for a good preparation as she gets steps up in trip and gets that fitness into her.”
Adrian Layt was in the saddle for both rides, and he took to Twitter to express his delight and scoring a double for the Triple Crown team.
Wrapped to grab a couple of winners today @newcastleraces_ for @TripleCrownSynd and @SnowdenRacing1 Military Zone 2yr old beating the older horses and little Classic Thoughts tried hard coming from last off a slow run race savaging the line. Great effort from both horses.
— Adrian Layt 🏇 (@adrianlayt) July 7, 2018
A terrific weekend for the team, and congratulations to the winning owners of Military Zone and Classic Thoughts!
SNITZEL gelding ONSLAUGHT was emphatic in cruising to victory at Sandown on Wednesday in the BenchMark 78 Handicap over 1300m.
Jumping into a prominent position under Damian Lane, Onslaught tracked the leaders on the rail and, travelling much the superior in the straight, Onslaught was produced for a run off heels and hammered his rivals under a hands and heels ride to win by four lengths.
— Racing.com (@Racing) July 4, 2018
Jockey Damian Lane said the result was never in doubt.
“The race panned out perfectly,” said Lane.
” I Had a good draw which helps and we managed to get nice cover. Once I was able to get him into clear air he was never going to get beat.”
Onslaught takes his record to six wins from 16 starts, adding a further $22,000 to his prize money earnings.
Congratulations to his owners on a superb result!