In 2007, Peter was appointed Head Trainer for Ingham Bloodstock. When, in March 2008, Bob Ingham sold his racing and breeding empire to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Peter was delighted to be offered the opportunity to be head trainer in Australia for Darley.
For six years, from May 2008 to May 2014, Peter Snowden was Head Trainer for the Australian arm of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Darley racing operation. A highlight during this time was Peter’s historic 2011 clean-sweep of all five juvenile Group 1 races: Sepoy (Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper), Helmet (ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes) and Benfica (T.J. Smith).
Darley enjoyed unprecedented success during Peter’s time at the helm, and on the 14th of February 2013 a filly named Sail became the 1,000th winner Peter trained for the stable. A quick glance at Darley’s stallion roster finds it littered with top class race horses trained by Peter, which Australia’s breeders are now clamouring to send their mares too. Denman, Sepoy, Helmet, Skilled and Epaulette are just a few of the colts/future stallions trained by Peter.
Peter has trained the winners of 29 Group 1 races and 214 Stakes races. He won the Sydney Trainers’ Premiership in 2009-10.
Over a six year span Peter quickly established himself as the leading trainer of two and three year olds in Australia. Winning the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond twice, Caulfield Guineas twice, Sires Produce twice, Champagne Stakes three times, Spring Champion Stakes three times, The Golden Rose three times, Coolmore Stud Stakes (Ascot Vale Stakes), Vinery Stud Stakes (Storm Queen Stakes), Flight Stakes, 1000 Guineas, Queensland Oaks, South Australian Derby, and a host of other 2 and 3yo stakes races.
Recent Group 1 winners trained by Peter include the brilliant winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes, Earthquake, three-time Group 1 winner and the fastest ever Caulfield Guineas winner Helmet, Champion two-year-old and World Champion three-year-old sprinter Sepoy, and three-time Group 1 winner Forensics – the first horse ever to complete the Golden Slipper-Golden Rose double, and Peter’s first Group 1 winner, 2yo and 3yo Champion filly Guelph. Within months of opening Snowden Racing with his son Paul, they produced yet another exciting Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner with Shooting To Win.
Investing in a Peter and Paul Snowden-trained racehorse is a solid choice that will produce success for many years to come. Horse shares allow you to partake in the glory and excitement of owning your own racehorse – and with a training partnership this successful, you’re sure to see your fair share of the winners room!