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Filly out of Choisir mare wins fourth straight Group 1

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CHOISIR is gathering a growing reputation as an outstanding broodmare sire across the globe.

The three-time Group 1 winning sprinter by DANEHILL DANCER (DANEHILL) added another feather in his cap through wonder-filly WINTER as the three-year-old took the Group 1 Nassau Stakes at the Glorious Goodwood Carnival, marking a fourth straight Group 1 success for the daughter of Galileo.

CHOISIR has a second Group 1 winner in Great Britain through Prince Of Wales’s Stakes winner MY DREAM BOAT, while through Stakes successes, including with ECKSTEIN and MY POPPETTE in his native Australia, he has claimed no less than nine Stakes victories in the last two years as a broodmare sire.

RACE AN OUTSTANDING COLT OUT OF BLACK TYPE CHOISIR MARE EMBARK

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In Australia the LONHRO cross with DANEHILL-line mares has really clicked, producing Group 1 winners EXOSPHERE, BOUNDING and BENFICA, while the first-crop of LONHRO’s World Champion son and now CHAMPION First-Season Sire PIERRO produced Group 3 winner TULIP and Group 2 placed PIERATA from this very same cross.

At Triple Crown we have shares available in a superbly bred colt by PIERRO out of the four-time winning and black type mare by Choisir, EMBARK – who is a half-sister to Group 2 VRC Produce Stakes runner-up CARNERO!

He’s from the same Stakes-winning and sire-making family as PLOVERSET (2016/17 Stakes-winning 2YO), THE NOBLE PLAYER (Sire), PERFORMING MAGIC (Sire), WOODBOROUGH (Sire), CAPTIVA (Stakes producing-dam), ADAGIETTO (Stakes producer), NOBLE MARK (Stakes producer), and DANCE TRICK – ALL of who were winners at two!

Shares are available from just $8,495 per 5% – CLICK HERE to receive a full information pack on this exciting colt!

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Bjorn Baker adds another million to seasonal NSW earnings

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BJORN BAKER ended a best-ever season having hauled in a personal record of $4,645,360 in the NSW Trainers’ Premiership – an increase of over $1 Million on his previous campaign’s takings, and among a total of almost $6 Million across Australia.

Seasonal highlights included a pair of Group 2 wins for stable stalwart Music Magnate and Group 3 triumphs for Winning Rupert, Egyptian Symbol and Imposing Lass in a campaign that featured his greatest number of Group-race successes.

And a landmark season in the city saw the New Zealander score his first Metro treble at Rosehill Gardens on June 19, which featured among a total of 38 NSW City wins for the campaign, 13 in excess of last year and a jump up to sixth on the Metro Trainers’ list by wins.

Since making the move to Sydney during the 2011/12 season, Bjorn Baker has forced himself into the elite training ranks from his Warwick Farm base and with further expansion into the forthcoming racing season he can continue his rapid progress to the top.

Congratulations to Bjorn and his team on an outstanding season – and we look forward to sharing the success in the upcoming campaign as our new and exciting two-year-olds take to the track!

Race a PIERRO colt from a sensational 2YO family with Bjorn Baker Racing!

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Triple Crown are delighted to have formed a partnership with the in-form stable ahead of the new season, and we have available an outstanding colt by the newly-crowned Champion Sire PIERRO!

  • By the CHAMPION First-Season Sire PIERRO – the sire of TULIP & PIERATA
  • Out of super racemare EMBARK, a four-time winner and Stakes placed mare
  • Bred on the same hugely successful cross with DANEHILL line mares as Group 1 winningsprinters EXOSPHEREBOUNDING and BENFICA as well as PIERRO’s top performers TULIP, PIERATA, LEVENDI POSEIDON’S POOL!!
  • From the same Sire-makingfamily as Stakes winners CAPTIVAPLOVERSETADAGIETTONOBLE MARKTHE NOBLE PLAYERPERFORMING MAGICWOODBOROUGH DANCE TRICK – ALL winners at 2!!
  • Shares available from just $8,495 per 5%

The cross that clicks with the CHAMPION First-Season Sire!

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A TWO-YEAR-OLD Triple Crown winner, World Champion three-year-old and now Champion First-Season Sire; PIERRO is translating his class from racetrack to the breeding barn after a talented first crop secured him yet another accolade.

In TULIP he has sired an early-running Group 3-winning and Golden Slipper-placed filly, while PIERATA earned a Group 2 placing in the BRC Sires Produce.

As the season has progressed his stock has continued to show quality in numbers, with several unbeaten juveniles set for the dazzling riches of the Spring Carnival.

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PIERRO finished $137,945 ahead of All Too Hard in the standings, with the previous record of Champion First-Season Sires indicating a bright future for subsequent crops.

And it’s the cross with DANEHILL line mares that have appeared to have clicked. Four of his top performers are bred on this cross, including Group 3 winner TULIP and the Stakes-performed PIERATA, while unbeaten colts LEVENDI and POSEIDON’S POOL also emerge from this successful cross with exciting three-year-old campaigns to come.

RACE AN EXCITING COLT BY PIERRO OUT OF BLACK-TYPE DANEHILL MARE EMBARK

Triple Crown Syndications are hugely excited about our PIERRO colt we have available for syndication – read more to find out just why. . .!

  • By the CHAMPION First-Season Sire PIERRO – the sire of TULIP & PIERATA
  • Out of super racemare EMBARK, a four-time winner and Stakes placed mare
  • Bred on the same hugely successful cross with DANEHILL line mares as Group 1 winningsprinters EXOSPHEREBOUNDING and BENFICA as well as PIERRO’s top performers TULIP, PIERATA, LEVENDI POSEIDON’S POOL!!
  • From the same Sire-makingfamily as Stakes winners CAPTIVAPLOVERSETADAGIETTONOBLE MARKTHE NOBLE PLAYERPERFORMING MAGICWOODBOROUGH DANCE TRICK – ALL winners at 2!!
  • To be trained by the in-form Group 1 winner and Magic Millions 2YO Classic-winning trainer BJORN BAKER – the trainer of MUSIC MAGNATE, UNENCUMBERED, WINNING RUPERT & BONNY O’REILLY
  • Shares available from just $8,495 per 5% – CLICK HERE for more information on our outstanding colt!

More Moet gets season off to winning start

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“YOU can start popping the corks” was the call from Darren Flindell after MORE MOET kick-started the new season delivering a win from Triple Crown’s first runner of the 2017/18 campaign with a courageous display to snatch victory on the line at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The win marked back-to-back wins for the son of More Than Ready, who has been in scintillating form this preparation.

After supplying the final winner for Snowden Racing of the previous campaign with Brave Song, the red silks of Triple Crown were carried to Snowden Racing’s first winner of the new campaign to the delight of an ecstatic group of owners.

In a muddly-run race Tim Clark settled More Moet in midfield after jumping from barrier 1, and as the pace chopped and changed the pair let events play out in front of them before Clark unleashed the four-year-old with a race-winning run on the outside to deny Don Pellegrino by a quarter of a length.

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Co-trainer Paul Snowden praised the horse’s honesty: “He was in a tight spot on the corner and had to wait for everything to clear before making his run. It’s fantastic to see him grow into the horse he is.

“If he wasn’t as honest as he is he might not have won that race but he showed a good attitude to run through the line.”

Clark negotiated the field well to produce More Moet on the line and he was impressed with the run: “There was a fair bit going on through the first part of the race. There was one move after another,” he said. “Down the back I’ve got onto the back of Bastia but when he didn’t take me anywhere I had to wait to come out.

“Once he balanced up and got into his work, from the furlong onwards he was always going to get there, especially when the horse came alongside him.

“It got him going a bit and he was strong through the line.”

Photos: Bradley Photographers

Snowden Racing top Randwick trainers chart

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THE father and son combination of Peter and Paul Snowden have ended an extraordinary season as the top trainers at Randwick.

The training partnership collected a total of $8,987,087 in a season that featured four Group 1 triumphs, with only the powerful Chris Waller stable and former Godolphin trainer John O’Shea earning more prizemoney in New South Wales, and the total is up $700,000 on their haul from last season.

Snowden Racing finished $2.3 Million ahead of Randwick rivals Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Triple Crown’s Redzel claimed one of those Group 1 wins with victory in the Doomben 10,000 during a hugely successful Brisbane Winter which also saw the partnership take the final Group 1 of the season, the Tattersall’s Tiara with Tycoon Tara.

That pair have been nominated for the award of NSW Sprinter of the Year at the upcoming Racing’s Night Of Champions on August 17.

Snitzel colts Invader and Russian Revolution added two further Group 1s, with victory in the ATC Sires Produce and Galaxy Handicap.

Congratulations to the Snowden Racing team on another superb season!

Redzel top earner for record-breaking Champion Sire Snitzel

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REDZEL’S sensational season has earned him the accolade of top earner for record-breaking Champion Sire Snitzel.

The ever consistent sprinter has thrilled with his courageous front-running displays, in a campaign which saw him take four Stakes wins and two runner-up performances at Group level, with victory in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 the undoubted highlight.

Redzel’s victory in the July Sprint last year sparked a run of results which saw his earnings smash through the $1 Million mark, with his career prizemoney now standing at $1,194,450. Wins at Group 3 level in the Resimax Stakes and Hall Mark Stakes and Listed success in the Mumm Stakes preceded Redzel’s Group 1 triumph, while he came within 0.2 lengths of a second success at Group 1 level when defeated by Russian Revolution in the Galaxy Handicap at Rosehill.

Arrowfield Stud’s all-conquering sire Snitzel has claimed the 2016/17 Champion Sire title in record-breaking fashion, with his total stallion earnings of $16.1 Million an unprecedented haul for an Australian sire.

Furthermore, he equaled the record set by Danehill in delivering 26 single-season Stakes winners and in the siring the first three home in the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce, he became the first stallion since 1982 to sire a 2YO Group 1 Trifecta.

All three of Snitzel’s Australian Group 1 winners were trained by Triple Crown’s exclusive training partners Peter and Paul Snowden, with Invader and Russian Revolution joining Redzel in winning on the highest stage.

Gold Symphony the leading son of Reward For Effort

The two Stakes triumphs of Gold Symphony this season sees him finish yet again as the leading earner for third-season sire Reward For Effort.

The four-year-old returned in excellent form this campaign to take the Listed National Stakes at Canberra and the Listed Civic Stakes at Rosehill as his career earning broke through the $500,000 mark.

Brave Song named ANZ Maiden Of The Week

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BRAVE SONG followed his promising second-placed debut in a two-year-old maiden over course and distance on 5 July with an impressive win at Canterbury on Wednesday, July 26.

The colt was eased from the outside barrier seven by Hugh Bowman, who settled him in second last place. As the field approached the home turn, Bowman took Brave Song wide and he hit the front at the 200 metre mark, then drew away to score easily and in a winning time of 1:10.28.

The colt is out of the winning Dr Fong (Kris S) mare Brave Choice, whose four foals to race, three have been winners.

Brave Choice herself is out of Group One winner Bravery (Zephyr Zip), making her a half-sister to Group Two winner Brave Prince (Kenmare) and Listed winner Valourina (Snippets), who is the dam of Group Two winners Timbourina (Timber County) and Media (Gilded Time), as well as Listed winner Cardinal Virtue (Elusive Quality).

Among the colt’s other relations are the Straight Six Handicap (Listed, 1200m) winner Tashbeeh (Commands) and Debutant Stakes (Listed, 1000m) winner Spring Warrior (Royal Academy).

Since foaling Brave Song, Brave Choice produced a colt by I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) named Painted Wolf, who was purchased by Edmonds Racing for $220,000 at this year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the Yarraman Park Stud draft.

Last season she foaled a filly by Hinchinbrook (Fastnet Rock) and was most recently served by the Newgate-based sire Super One (I Am Invincible).

Your Song (Fastnet Rock), who is currently leading first season sire in Australia by winners, will stand at Widden Stud this spring for a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).

Words: ANZ Bloodstock news

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RACE AN OUTSTANDING PIERRO COLT WITH TRIPLE CROWN AND BJORN BAKER!

DON’T MISS this unique opportunity to race a regally bred colt by the 2YO Triple Crown winner PIERRO who is set to be named the Champion First-Season Sire!

An athletic type, the colt is out of Stakes placed mare EMBARK, who is a half-sister to Group 2 VRC Sires Produce runner-up CARNERO and Stakes placed sprinter GRATIS.

The family is stacked with 2YO winners, including PLOVERSET, WOODBOROUGH, NOBLE MARK, ADAGIETTO & CAPTIVA, while this colt is bred on the same cross as EXOSPHERE, BENFICA and BOUNDING – all Stakes winners at two – as well as PIERRO’s top two performers TULIP and PIERATA!

With such a strong two-year-old pedigree this colt is the ideal candidate to target the early juvenile riches! CLICK HERE for more information and you too can Live The Dream!

 

Redzel nominated for NSW Sprinter Of The Year

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TRIPLE CROWN’S 2017 Group 1 Doomben 10,000 winner Redzel has been nominated for the prestigious award of New South Wales Sprinter Of The Year at the 2017 Racehorse Owners Association Racing’s Night Of Champions award ceremony.

Peter and Paul Snowden hold two of the nominations for the award sponsored by the Australian Turf Club, with Group 1 Tattersalls Tiara winner Tycoon Tara also in contention, with the third nominee being the Kris Lees-trained Le Romain.

The night will take place at the Royal Randwick Ballroom on August 17.

The son of Snitzel is set to be the Champion Sire elect’s highest earner for the season after accumulating four Stakes wins and two runner-up performances from seven starts this campaign, crowned by a scintillating front-running display in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, seeing him earn $962,000 for his owners.

The four-year-old is back in work at Snowden Racing’s Randwick HQ, with potential early targets being the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley and the first running of the $10 Million The Everest at Randwick on October 14.

Smart Missile ending season with flurry of winners

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JULY has seen last year’s Champion First-Season Sire Smart Missile streak ahead as the leading Second-Season Sire by winners, with his progeny claiming no less than ten victories over the past month.

Three of those successes have come courtesy of the John Thompson-trained Special Missile, who convincingly put away his rivals at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Smart Missile leads the Second-Season Sire winners chart by a healthy margin of 15 after amassing an incredible total of 65 winners for the season – more than any other sire since Northern Meteor in the 2013-14 campaign.

Renowned for his exciting turn of foot during his racing career, Smart Missile is passing on his envious traits to his progeny, and it is his fillies who have emerged as his star Stakes performers with the son of Fastnet Rock adding a further three Black Type winners to his stock this season.

Two-Year-old filly I’ll Have A Bit crowned a double Stakes-winning Saturday for Smart Missile as she took out the Group 3 National Stakes at Morphettville, while at the same meeting three-year-old filly Exocet struck for victory in the Listed Centaurea Stakes.

Smart Amelia has twice been placed at Randwick in Group 3 company, while Smart Missile’s third Stakes winner arrived courtesy of two-year-old colt Debellatio in the Group 3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes.

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RACE AN EXCITING SMART MISSILE FILLY WITH TRIPLE CROWN

Triple Crown have shares available in a hugely exciting Smart Missile filly to be trained by Group 1 winning trainer Bjorn Baker.

Possessing a superb sprinting pedigree, her dam is a half-sister to two Stakes performed sprinters, while the Danehill / More Than Ready cross has consistently delivered top class performers, including Group 1 winners MIRACLES OF LIFE and REBEL DANE as well as the Bjorn Baker-trained Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner UNENCUMBERED.

Shares are available from just $4,495 in this outstanding filly by the Champion First-Season Sire, who will be targeted at the top 2YO sprinting prizes this year!

CLICK HERE for more information and you too can Live The Dream!

Brave Song leads rivals a merry dance in Canterbury win

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BRAVE SONG proved far too good for his opposition at Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon when he streaked clear in the 1200m 2YO Maiden Handicap to win by a commanding three lengths ahead of the Chris Waller-trained Sparky Lad.

After an unfortunate debut at the track three weeks ago, where he finished a narrow second when taking a bump from the winner, Brave Song confirmed the form here in emphatic fashion, sending his large group of followers into raptures.

The time of 1.10.28 was just 0.01 seconds outside of the Class record at Canterbury Park, which has stood since 2011.

Hugh Bowman, who with the win went 1.5 clear in the race for the jockey’s title, settled Brave Song towards the rear of the seven-runner field, before rounding the turn four-wide and putting his rivals ruthlessly to the sword in the straight.

The 2YO colt gave his freshman sire Your Song an 11th winner of the season, cementing his position as the leading First-Season Sire by winners.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was taken by the manner of victory, and suggested a bright future lies ahead for the colt: “He did everything right today,” he said. “He settled nicely back in the field and made a run around the outside on the turn.

“Once he hit the straight and got himself balanced Hugh gave him a squeeze and he put them away pretty quickly. It was good to see him win as well as he did and in a nice time.

“He’s learned a lot from his first start and with the manner in which he won today it suggests there could be plenty more to come.”

Jockey Hugh Bowman was impressed with how Brave Song handled himself during the race: “What I liked the most is that the horse in front of me was going nowhere and I had to pull him out with him making his own way from about the 600m, which good horses need to do.

“He’s lacking in experience but he did a good job today and won with authority.”