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NEW RELEASE: A filly of Zou-Star quality!

ZOUSTAR announced himself as a sire to take note of with his first crop of runners as his speedy daughter SUNLIGHT claimed the valuable Magic Millions 2YO Classic by a dominant two lengths.

A son of the ill-fated Northern Meteor, a Champion first-season sire himself, Zoustar is well on his way to claiming that mantle won in recent years by established sires I Am Invincible and last year, Pierro, with the two-time Group 1 winner’s progeny having earned in excess of $2 Million this year.

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He is a sire you want on side, and with his service fee increasing from $44,000 to $66,000 for the coming breeding season, you want him on your side now!

And this filly is an exceptional type by the Golden Rose winner, with an abundance of class and presence, she is an extremely elegant filly with some of the very best European bloodlines.

The filly is out of OUR OAK, a winning mare by lauded broodmare sire SHOW A HEART, making our filly a half-sister to a Group 1 performer in MIA ROSA.

Our Oak is in turn out of the imported French mare OAK BELL, a producer of Sydney Stakes winner WELLINGTON, as well as Stakes-place getters Beloako and Suffolk – Silver Hill, while the third dam, OAK HILL, is a Group 1 winner in France having won the prestigious Longchamp Criterium des Pouliches.

Further Stakes winners appear in the immediate family through OAK DANCER, OBRIGADO and COUPE DE CHAMPE, as well as Champion Racehorse and sire SASSAFRAS.

This is a filly with class and scope to mature into a wonderful filly with excellent residual value.

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FINAL 10% REMAINS in a cracking type of a colt

SOME colts just stand out at you, and this fella by five-time Group 1 winner and Horse of the Year DISSIDENT does just that – it’s no surprise that just 10% remains in this colt since his release just one week ago.

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An athletic sort with a classy walk on him, this colt out of the Fastnet Rock mare SOUND ADVICE is one of the best types we’ve come across at the sales.

“He’s quite simply a cracking type,” says Michael Ward of Triple Crown. “An exceptional and beautiful mover, he has magnificent bloodlines to match being out of a Fastnet Rock mare and bred on the hugely successful More Than Ready / Danehill cross.”

That cross has been responsible for over 700 winners, with Group 1 winning stars SEBRING, PRIZED ICON and BENICIO bred on this exact same cross.

His pedigree has substance, with Stakes winning sprinter YESTERDAY’S SONGS a half-brother to our colt’s dam, being out of the Stakes winning and Group 1 runner-up mare SARAH VEE.

His co-trainer Peter Snowden has been impressed of what he’s seen of the colt so far.

“He’s a very well put together colt,” said Snowden. “His movements suggest real class. Dissident is a very good looking stallion himself and this colt has a very similar aura about him.”

Leading breaker Toby Pracey was delighted with how the colt took to the breaking-in process, saying “He was a lovely colt to break in. He is strong with a good attitude to work and has a lovely action on the track. He is going to develop into a lovely racehorse as he matures.”

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Redzel to defend Doomben 10,000 title

Top-class sprinter Redzel will spend a week in the paddock before starting his build-up towards a Queensland winter carnival campaign.

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained sprinter had his colours lowered for the second time this preparation last Saturday when outgunned by the three-year-old Trapeze Artist in the $2.5m Group I TJ Smith Stakes.

“We had our chance but the race just didn’t pan out how we’d have liked it to,” Peter Snowden said.

“There was one furlong where we just had to do too much work, from the 600 to the 400. We wanted them to cross him but they didn’t and he got running a bit which he doesn’t normally do and ran a 10.2.

“It just softened him more than we’d have liked but as I said, we had our chance.”

Redzel will now be prepared for a trip north with his next start in five weeks.

“He’ll have the week off and then build-up for the Doomben 10,000,” Snowden said.

“He came through Saturday 100 percent.”

Redzel won the Doomben 10,000 last year and will defend his title on May 12 at Doomben.

 

Words: Racenet

Photo: Bradley Photographers

NEW RELEASE! Take our Advice… this colt is a cracking type!

HIS sons and daughters have been turning heads at the sales all year, with the progeny of DISSIDENT selling for up to $525,000, and this colt by the five-time Group 1 winner and Horse of the Year is quite simply one of the best types you’ll see!

Such a graceful walker, his movements suggest real class. A well balanced colt with strength in all the right areas and plenty of scope for maturity, he looks the real deal!

His pedigree leaps off the page too. With this colt out of a Fastnet Rock winning mare who is a half-sister to five winners, including the speedy Stakes winning sprinter YESTERDAY’S SONGS and the multiple group-placed RAHVEEL.

The MORE THAN READY / DANEHILL cross is responsible for producing more than 700 winners, including Group 1 winning stars SEBRING, PRIZED ICON and BENICIO.

A potent pedigree with a stunning physical make up, this colt will be trained by multiple Group 1 winning trainers and The Everest winners Peter & Paul Snowden, with Peter Snowden hugely impressed by the colt on his first time in the stable.

“He’s a very well put together colt,” said Snowden. “His movements suggest real class. Dissident is a very good looking stallion himself and this colt has a very similar aura about him.”

Leading breaker Toby Pracey was delighted with how the colt took to the breaking-in process saying, “He was a lovely colt to break in. He is strong with a good attitude to work and has a lovely action on the track. He is going to develop into a lovely racehorse as he matures.”

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Redzel seeks to complete trinity of sprint titles

REDZEL is seeking to emulate Black Caviar in being the only other horse to win both Melbourne and Sydney’s premier Group 1 WFA Sprints in the same season when he takes on the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Partnered with his Everest success in October and Darley Classic triumph in November last year, Redzel is bidding to become the first horse to simultaneously hold the title to the three richest WFA 1200m races in Australia.

Black Caviar won the Darley Classic in 2010, before going on to win the TJ Smith in 2011, with Takeover Target the only other horse to have won both races, the Darley Classic in 2004 and TJ Smith in 2009.

The three-time Group 1 winner completed his fast work preparation on Tuesday with a public gallop at Royal Randwick, and was given the pampering treatment on Friday morning ahead of the $2.5 Million showpiece.

Redzel arrives into the race off the back of breaking the track record for the 1000m in The Challenge Stakes last month, adding to his track record over 1100m earned in The Shorts in the lead up to The Everest, becoming the first horse in modern history to hold two track records at a city course.

The five-year-old is the current $2.30 favourite for the race, and has drawn barrier 6, with regular jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden said on Friday that he’s raring to go.

“He’s as good as gold,” said Snowden. “I’m really happy with him he’s had a good prep. His work on Tuesday was really solid off the back of his trial the Monday prior.

“He’s been looked after since then and is in great order. He’s drawn a nice gate and fingers crossed for a good day tomorrow.”

Triple Crown’s Michael Ward featured on Andrew Bensley’s Racing HQ on Friday morning, and spoke of the anticipation ahead of the race.

“It’s the Grand Final of the Autumn preparation for us and is a huge race. There’s $2.5 Million on offer again and it’s the race that we’ve been building to for some months now and obviously there’s a lot of anticipation building now that we’re on the eve of it.”

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Getting to know you: Snowden Racing’s new Racing Manager, Lucy Keegan-Attard

We catch up with Snowden Racing’s new Racing Manager, Lucy Keegan-Attard, as she talks horses, artificial insemination techniques, and which Champion of the turf she’s ridden in trackwork! 

1) Firstly, congratulations on becoming the new Racing Manager and we wish you the very best of luck with the Snowden Racing team! How have you settled into the role?

Thank you! I’ve settled in quite quickly & the whole team have been most welcoming & made the transition a really enjoyable one.

2) Peter & Paul Snowden are one of the powerhouse stables in Sydney, what are you most looking forward to by working with them?

I’m looking forward to experiencing life on the non-riding side, getting my eye in when clocking horses, inspecting yearlings at the sales with them & learning about the work program for the range of horses that they train.

3) You’ve worked with Peter before during your time in the racing industry, what was that experience like?

That’s right, I did a 7 month stint as a rider for Darley at Osbourne Park.It was an amazing experience, the staff, horses & facilities are second to none.I made some lifelong friends during that period also.

4) It’s excellent to see another Pom over here! What is your background in racing?

Us Poms have to stick together!! I actually fell into racing when I started to ride out aged 20, it was a good cash in hand job I could do before college.I worked for a trainer in Lewes, East Sussex & just fell in love with the horses & the adrenalin rush of galloping.

Whilst I was at college I opted to do part of my work experience in South West France for Guillaume Mcaire, who was the champion jumps trainer in France for many years, this was a fantastic trip & I fell even more in love with the thoroughbred industry.

5) And what is your first memory of the races?

My first memory of the races was going to Plumpton for an Easter meeting, needless to say in true English fashion the meeting was very wet with not many picnics.

6) Winx or Black Caviar?!

That’s a tough one as they are both absolute champions… For me purely based on personal experience it has to be Winx. I was lucky enough to be involved with her & to have ridden her both as a yearling & an accomplished racehorse whilst I worked for Chris Waller.

7) You’ve had plenty of experience of Australian racing since moving from the UK in 2010, what do you think Australian racing does best?

I think one of the best things about Australian Racing is the Syndication companies, giving people from all walks of life the chance to own a percentage of a racehorse and realise a dream that most people have.

8) And if you could change one thing about racing here what would that be?

The flies & the heat!!! I do miss the seasonal racing aspect which the UK has between the jumps season & flat season, it would be amazing to have even just a quieter month during the year.

9) Tell us something people might not know about you…

I’m a fully qualified artificial insemination technician for horses & I’m fully qualified to collect, process, chill, freeze & ship semen & I’ve gained good experience in assisting with embryo transfer in horses.

10) Who is your all-time favourite racehorse?

From afar it has to be Desert Orchid & from a personal involvement point of view, Boban.

Boban & I had a bond that I’ve never had with another horse, he & I ‘started’ at the Waller stables in the same week & it was a great thrill to see him go through the grades like he did. His galloping ability was phenomenal & I still have & treasure an etrakka report of a gallop I did one morning when he broke the 70kph mark. Boban is laid to rest out at Freemans Reach & losing him was one of the hardest things I’ve had to go through in life yet.

11) What one item can you not live without?

Coffee!

12) What would you rather win with Snowden Racing – The Melbourne Cup, The Golden Slipper, or The Everest?

I guess the Melbourne Cup would be suitable to complete the three for the stable.

13) What has been the highlight of your career in racing so far?

Actually, all of it! It’s been a great progression through various roles & I’ve loved getting to know the people & horses as I have. Watching Black Caviar win at Ascot was definitely one of the biggest thrills yet.

14) You’ve been in the job for less than two weeks, but here at Triple Crown we don’t sit on the fence… who’s your best tip as we get deeper into the Autumn Carnival?

Not that I’m biased but Redzel in the TJ!

Let’s hope you’re a good tipster!

Chavish too good for Gollan team

CHAVISH got life further north off to the perfect start when he took the BenchMark 65 Handicap over 1350m at Ipswich on Wednesday.

On his stable debut for the Tony Gollan team, Chavish was given a gun run from jockey Lee Magorrian, who settled the son of Myboycharlie tracking the leading pair in third.

When kicking with 400m to run, Chavish fought his way to the front and was the strongest in the straight to record an excellent victory at the $10 price.

Trainer Tony Gollan said after the race: “He was ready to go today. He came to me in good order and I spoke to the Snowden Racing team and asked for their advice and they said to be patient with him but he’s in good order, and that’s exactly what I did.

“I had him in on Saturday but that race looked a little tough and we were patient to wait for today and it’s proven the right decision.”

Congratulations to his owners and well done to the Tony Gollan team!

Peggy Jean’s I Am Invincible yearling on show at Inglis Easter

PEGGY JEAN made history in The Red silks of Triple Crown when winning the 2014 Group 1 Sires Produce Stakes at Royal Randwick during the very first year of The Championships, in doing so she became the first Group 1 winner for Triple Crown Syndications.

A very special filly to all of us here, Peggy Jean was purchased for $45,000 from the Inglis Classic Sale, winning the Inglis Classic a year later and going on to win $920,000 in prizemoney, before being sold as a broodmare for $1 Million after her racing retirement.

On Wednesday, the Triple Crown team went to inspect her outstanding daughter by I Am Invincible, who is set to be sold at the upcoming Inglis Easter Sale as Lot 284 from the Widden draft.

Redzel zips through trackwork ahead of TJ Smith Stakes

BREAKFAST with the Stars certainly was a feast as Redzel kicked off proceedings with a solid hit out on the course proper, with just four days until the $2.5 Million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick.

Working over 800m, Redzel was kept under a hold by Kerrin McEvoy, and clocked a swift 34.5 seconds for his final 600m.

The five-year-old is the $2.30 favourite for the race after getting back to winning ways in the Group  2 Challenge Stakes where he broke the track record over 1000m, becoming the first horse in modern history to hold two track records at a single racecourse, with Redzel also breaking the track record over 1100m in The Shorts in the lead up to The Everest.

The barrier draw was concluded this morning with Redzel drawing Barrier 6 in a final field of 14.

Peter Snowden was happy with his work and shortly after spoke to Racing NSW.

“He has a great action and really does cover the ground well,’’ Snowden said.

“In his trial last week I thought he went a bit steady in the first bit and he ran 58 flat. He never looks to be doing that sort of work but that’s what makes him the horse he is.

“He makes hard work look very easy. He’s not a big horse but he has a good stride and is very efficient.

“I wanted to make sure his work was spot on and I didn’t want to work him again.’’

Leading jockey Kerrin McEvoy was once again piloting Redzel, and he was delighted with the feel he gave him.

“He’s always a good worker,” said McEvoy to Racing NSW. “He showed he’s in good order since his nice solid trial about 10 days ago. It’s just how you want their last bit of work.’’

Delfuego too classy at Gosford

A SMALL field and slow tempo may not have suited, but Delfuego proved too classy in defeating three rivals in the Class 2 Handicap at Gosford on Thursday over the mile, to kickstart the Easter weekend in winning form.

A son of Encosta De Lago, Delfuego has shown good glimpses of talent both at home and on the track, and took his second career victory in convincing fashion under a shrewd ride from Tye Angland, who went back-to-back on the opening two races on the card.

One who will benefit from going up in trip from the mile, Angland got to work early on Delfuego to mitigate the slow tempo, with the three-year-old too good for his opposition, winning by a length and a half from Celebris.

Congratulations to his owners and thanks to Snowden Racing!

Photo: Bradley Photographers