Epaulette ex Rosa’s Magic Filly

Horse Details


  •  A magnificent strong filly with a lovely temperament, she has text book conformation and is the ultimate athlete.
  •  To be trained by Peter (and son Paul) Snowden, who trained the filly’s sire EPAULETTE to Group 1 success in the Golden Rose Stakes and Doomben 10,000, plus stakes success as a two-year-old
  •  Sire EPAULETTE, a three-quarter brother to rising stallion star, HELMET, is already off to a flying start at stud with his first crop runners including Group winner MERYL and RIVER BIRD
  •  A fantastic pedigree, with the Grand Dam, ROSA’S JOY, a Group 3 winner at 2, making this filly out of a half-sister to Stakes winners ROSA’S SPUR and ROSARINO
  •  Bred on the same cross as Group 1 winners REBEL DANE, MIRACLES OF LIFE & ATLANTE
  •  The DANZIG x RORY’S JESTER cross has already worked remarkably well within this filly’s close relations, producing ROSA’S SPUR and ROSARINO



This filly has so much in her favour even before you get to the pedigree! A powerful sprinting type, she can target all the early 2YO riches!

This filly is set to be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, who trained the sire, EPAUELTTE, to Group 1 success in the Golden Rose Stakes and Doomben 10,000, along with stakes success as a two-year-old.

The sire is already off to a flying start with his first two-year-olds including the Group winner MERYL and Group placed RIVER BIRD, while several of his progeny are black-type performers in the Northern Hemisphere.

As for the pedigree … WOW! This is the first foal of winning Sebring mare, Rosa’s Magic – a ½ sister to Group winner ROSA’S SPUR (the dam of stakes winner MEMBERS JOY – also a first foal!) and two-year-old stakes winner, ROSARINO. The granddam, ROSA’S JOY, is two-year-old Group winner, and sister to another two-year-old stakes winner in ROSA’S PATH and Sydney stakes winner COHORT.

Importantly, the DANZIG x RORY’S JESTER cross – apart from the promise of precocity – has already worked remarkably well with this filly’s close relations including ROSA’S SPUR and ROSARINO.


His oldest Australian progeny are just 2YOs, but already include Group winner MERYL and the Group placed RIVER BIRD, along with several stakes performers in the northern hemisphere.

A three-quarter brother to HELMET and brilliant winner of the Group 1 Golden Rose, EPAULETTE was a stunning colt, from a golden era of Australian juveniles. His run to the Golden Slipper included victory in the valuable Black Opal Stakes before he claimed Group 1 victory as a three-year-old in the prestigious Golden Rose. A further Group 1 success followed in the Doomben 10,000, in a race where he defeated eight Group 1 winners as a three-year-old, including YOUR SONG and BUFFERING.

A consistent performer, EPAULETTE finished a neck runner-up behind PIERRO in the Group 2 Todman Stakes and placed behind ALL TOO HARD in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas over a mile. As a three-year-old he was runner-up to BLACK CAVIAR in the TJ Smith Stakes.

The best-performing son of Champion Sire COMMANDS, he showed a tremendous aptitude for racing and a tough resilience. From his first 14 starts he finished in the top three on nine occasions to earn $1.7 million in prizemoney during his career.

To match his exploits on the track, EPAULETTE has a stellar pedigree behind him, being the three-quarter brother to champion 2YO HELMET, and Group 2-winning filly PEARLS, while he is a half-brother to Group 1 winner and sire BULLBARS.

EPAULETTE’s ability, temperament and pedigree dictate that he is set to be a sterling success as a sire, and his first crop have been in high demand at the sales.

Peter Snowden engineered EPAULETTE’s superb racing career, and there is no better trainer to now look after his progeny.

We are delighted to be offering this daughter of EPAULETTE, and she is showing all the right signs to make a flying start on the racetrack.


Rosy future for this Magic filly!

Where do you start with this filly!

A daughter of SEBRING, Rosa’s Magic raced on just two occasions for a win and neck second. This filly is her first foal.

ROSA’S MAGIC, in turn, is out of RORY’S JESTER’s multiple stakes winning 2YO, ROSA’S JOY, who has produced 6 winners including ROSA’S SPUR, a Group winner of 6 races, and ROSARINA, a Flemington stakes winner as a 2YO.

Importantly, ROSA’S SPUR’s first foal was Flemington stakes winning 2YO and Group Two runner-up, MEMBERS JOY, while ROSARINA is the dam of Melbourne stakes placed 2YO, HEAVY.

ROSA’S MAGIC’s granddam, ROSA LINDA, was similarly successful in the breeding barn with 6 winners – among them Group winning 2YO, ROSA’S IMAGE, the Sydney stakes winner of 10 races, COHORT, Melbourne stakes winning 2YO, ROSA’S PATH – a full sister to Rosa’s Image, Rosa’s Joy and ROSA’S WISH, a 2YO stakes placegetter and the dam of Kiwi stakes winner OCCIDENTALIS.

Importantly, while the DANZIG x RORY’S JESTER cross has already worked remarkably well in this pedigree – ROSA’S SPUR, ROSARINO etc. – a similar cross has also produced stakes winners NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, REWARD FOR EFFORT, VINTEDGE, ELOPING, PERMAISCUOUS, DOWNHILL RACER etc.

Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .

Please note that this outstanding filly is eligible and suited to target the following races:

  • $8,000,000 Inglis race series (already nominated)
  • $3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
  • $2,000,000 Inglis Millennium (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
  • $1,000,000 Inglis Sprint (already nominated)

In September 2016, Racing New South Wales announced unprecedented increases in prizemoney, with $204 million on offer for the year to come.

He is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means he will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):

  • Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $100,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $140,000!
  • Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $40,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $60,000!
  • Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $30,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $40,000!
  • Country Race – Prizemoney = $20,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $30,000!

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