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Impressive winners for Brazen Beau and Flying Artie!

It was a great weekend for the sires of two of our recent purchases from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, with both Brazen Beau and Flying Artie registering impressive two-year-old winners on either side of the Tasman.

Dual Group 1 hero BRAZEN BEAU, the best-performed son of leading sire I Am Invincible, looks to have another top two-year-old on his hands in the shape of ON THE BUBBLES, who took his unbeaten record to three with a commanding victory in the Listed Karaka Million.

On The Bubbles’ victory in Saturday’s lucrative contest brought up stakes winner number 10 for Brazen Beau, who also has dual representation in Tuesday’s Blue Diamond Prelude for colts and geldings, including the current race favourite General Beau.

All of this bodes well for the prospects of our Brazen Beau colt out of Lost Without You, who was purchased by Chris & Michael Ward at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale earlier this month. He simply floats over the ground and looks a strong, early-running type just like his sire.

More information on our Brazen Beau colt can be found by clicking here.

Brazen Beau x Lost Without You colt

Flying Artie chalks up fourth winner

Exciting first-season sire FLYING ARTIE was provided with his fourth first-crop winner at Sandown on Saturday, courtesy of the hugely impressive Artorius.

The two-year-old colt powered to a four and half length success on just his second career start, having sat three-wide with no cover for a large part of the 1300m contest.

Connections are now mulling over a tilt at the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, a race in which Flying Artie himself was an unlucky runner-up having copped severe interference around the home turn.

Artorius’ win ensured that Flying Artie retained his position as leading first-season sire by winners after the weekend’s action came to a close.

Our two purchases by Flying Artie at last year’s sales have been subject to promising reports from Peter & Paul Snowden, so we are excited to take the wraps off the Flying Artie colt bought by Chris and Michael Ward at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale earlier this month.

He is the first foal of a multiple stakes-placed mare and descends from a tremendous black-type family, so he is sure to prove popular at an affordable price!

More information on our Flying Artie colt can be found by clicking here.

Flying Artie x Late Spring colt

Harlem Luya back in the winning groove at the first attempt

Talented filly HARLEM LUYA got her preparation off to the best possible start on Saturday, coming from the clouds under a perfectly-timed Brandon Griffiths ride to get up in the shadows of the post.

The daughter of Dissident was dead last turning for home but showed a smart turn of foot in the straight to record her third career victory at Kembla Grange.

On what was her first start since September, Harlem Luya was squeezed out the back upon leaving the barriers and settled into stride at the rear of the field.

She travelled kindly throughout the 1200m contest and as they turned for home, Brandon Griffiths elected to bring Harlem Luya across heels and to the outside in what proved to be a race-wining move.

Harlem Luya took care of the rest, showing her customary guts and determination to run down the leaders in what was an eye-catching performance.

Harlem Luya and Brandon Griffiths return to scale following her gutsy first-up win: Bradley Photos

 

“Gee that was a big effort today,” a delighted Peter Snowden told Harlem Luya’s owners in his post-race report.

“We didn’t real want to be there (at the back), but she got squeezed at the start. We wanted to be in the first five or six, but so did everything else in the race and Brandon did the right thing. It paid dividends to sit back, ride her quietly and just have one shot at them.

“True to her form she was really good late. She never stopped trying and while she only got up by a small margin, the effort was outstanding.

“She’s in for another good prep this time through.”

A cracking start to Harlem Luya’s preparation and credit goes to the team at Snowden Racing for having her ready to win first-up from a spell.

Well done also to Brandon Griffiths on a superbly-timed ride and congratulations to all her owners!

Harlem Luya was turned out in terrific order by her strapper Ella! – Bradley Photos

Exo BOOMS again with another wide margin success!

EXOBOOM once again proved a cut above his opposition when cruising to another wide margin success at Kembla Grange on Saturday.

The hugely exciting son of Exopshere galloped his rivals into submission with a dominant front running display, easing to a 5.3 length victory and breaking the 34 second barrier for his final 600m – without being asked for anywhere near maximum effort!

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was effusive in his praise for Exoboom, with a step-up in class now awaiting the imposing three-year-old following his return from a brief freshen-up in the paddock.

“Another polished performance from him and it’s clear to say that he’s showing some good ability,” Snowden said.

“He didn’t beat much on Saturday, but you don’t need me to tell you that the manner in which he won was well above average.

“It’s hard to gage just how far he can go, but I want to make sure I give him every opportunity to be in at the right time to contest some of those good races.”

Exoboom and Brandon Griffiths return to scale after a dominant 5.3 length romp – Bradley Photos

Exoboom has won his last two starts by a combined margin of 12.1 lengths and is quickly establishing himself as an exciting prospect for the upcoming Autumn and Winter Carnivals.

He has gone from strength to strength since having a Kensington Maiden taken off him in the Stewards’ Room, where he crossed the line in front of the highly-rated Brookspire.

His owners are certainly Living The Dream and you can too!

Shares in our recent purchases from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale will be available in the coming days, but in the meantime, you can click below to find out more information on each horse.

Click here to find out more and register your interest in our Magic Millions Purchases!

Beautifully-bred Flying Artie colt completes Magic Millions haul

Our fifth and final purchase from this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale is a crackerjack of a colt by FLYING ARTIE – the World Champion 3YO Sprinter who leads this year’s first-season sire standings by winners!

This striking colt is the first foal out of a multiple stakes-placed mare and boasts a pedigree page littered with black-type!

A scintillating winner of the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, Flying Artie has made an impressive start to life at stud, with his three winners to date spearheaded by the stakes-placed The Art Of Flying!

This colt is a real looker and hails from a terrific female family.

1st dam – Winner and STAKES-PLACED as a 2YO

2nd dam – Winner as a 2YO and STAKES-PLACED as a 3YO

3rd dam – STAKES WINNER as a 2YO

If that wasn’t enough, this colt also shares a pedigree page with a Classic winner in the shape of the hugely talented SOVEREIGN, who beat Caulfield Cup runner-up Anthony Van Dyck by SIX LENGTHS when taking out the Group 1 Irish Derby in 2019.

“A balanced and great-moving colt from an impressive international family choc full of stakes grade horses.” – Michael Ward.

This exciting prospect will be trained by the multiple Group 1-winning partnership of PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN, who tasted further big-race success on Saturday with AIM taking out the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on the Gold Coast.

Shares will be available in the coming days and this colt has already attracted plenty of interest!

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Triple Crown join the Revolution with stunning filly!

Triple Crown officially joined the Revolution on Day 4 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, securing a ripper of a filly by the dual Group 1-winning speedster RUSSIAN REVOLUTION.

This stunning physical is out of the stakes-placed mare Purcentage, whose only foal to race is emphatic Sydney 2YO winner EQUATION!

Every now and again you come across one that has the real ‘wow factor’ and this filly has that in spades.

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION was an absolute flying machine on the track, trained by Peter & Paul Snowden to win the Group 1 Galaxy and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate. Snowden Racing will also train this filly, so she’s in the best possible hands!

Our filly will be trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, who trained her sire RUSSIAN REVOLUTION!

Her stakes-placed dam has already produced an exciting horse with her first foal to race. EQUATION, this filly’s half-sister by Press Statement, won a 2YO race at Randwick by 2.3L last start, beating three subsequent winners in the process.

She is also a granddaughter of the Group 1 Thousand Guineas placegetter SPURCENT, who was multiple Group-placed as a 2YO, from the family of Hong Kong Group 1 winner GLORIOUS DAYS.

“This is a special filly. She’s by one of the fastest horses the Snowdens have ever trained, from a magnificent family and she looks an absolute runner. She ticks every box.” – Chris Ward.

Do you want to join the Revolution and race this exciting prospect with the dual Everest-winning team of Triple Crown and Peter & Paul Snowden. You’ll have to move fast, so click here to register your interest.

Cracking Brazen Beau colt and regally bred Hellbent filly join the team!

We welcomed another pair of exciting additions to the Triple Crown team during yesterday’s session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the first of which came in the shape of a beautifully put together colt by exciting young sire BRAZEN BEAU.

This colt simply floats over the ground and hails from the same family as Group 1 Rosehill Guineas winner DEALER PRINCIPAL!

“A cracking colt who moves like the real good ones. He’s an ideal candidate to target next year’s Magic Millions race.” – Chris Ward.

The best son of sire sensation I Am Invincible and a dual Group 1 winner in his own right, Brazen Beau has made an excellent start to life at stud.

North Pacific came within a lip of providing him with the winner of last year’s stallion-making Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes, while Group 2 winner Pretty Brazen also boasts an elite level placing. Another of his son’s, General Beau, easily landed this season’s first 2YO race down in Melbourne and Brazen Beau is rapidly developing into a proven source of top juvenile talent.

A magnificent mover, this colt looks to have inherited his fair share of precociousness and is one to target at all the major two-year-old races.

He will head into training with Peter & Paul Snowden, the country’s leading trainers of 2YOs, and he is sure to prove popular at an affordable price.

Peter & Paul Snowden have masterminded the race careers of subsequent stallions Capitalist, Pride Of Dubai, King’s Legacy and Russian Revolution in recent years.

Half-sister to a Grade 1-placed stallion joins the team

The Triple Crown team struck again late in the day and we are simply over the moon with the purchase of Lot 630 – a beautifully bred daughter from the first crop of exciting stallion HELLBENT.

This filly is a half-sister to Grade 1 runner-up CARACARO, who was recently snapped up for stallion duties by Kentucky stud Crestwood Farm

“A stunning filly who is a half-sister to a seriously good racehorse and the granddaughter of another elite racehorse. A beautifully put together filly with great residual value prospects.” – Chris Ward.

This filly simply has a pedigree to die for.

Her half-brother, CARACARO, finished runner-up in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and was one of the favourites for the Kentucky Derby before injury ruled him out of the world-famous showpiece.

“Caracaro, from day one, was very talented and performed brilliantly at the highest level. I consider Caracaro to be a horse in another category and the best horse I have ever trained,” said his trainer Gustavo Delgado in an interview with US racing and breeding publication Bloodhorse.

If being a half-sister to a stallion wasn’t enough, this filly is also a granddaughter of Grade 2 winner SANTA CATARINA, who also placed at Grade 1 level on four occasions, including at the prestigious Breeders’ Cup World Championships as a 2YO.

HELLBENT, a sensational winner of the Group 1 William Reid Stakes, was chosen by Yarraman Park Stud to be the heir apparent to their all-conquering sire I AM INVINCIBLE.

Just like his Dad, Hellbent is throwing cracking types and we are delighted to have secured this filly for $60,000, a price we believe represents serious value given his progeny have sold up to $500,000.

This shot of Hellbent shows just how much our filly looks like her sire!

Like our Brazen Beau colt, she too will be trained by the multiple Group 1-winning partnership of Peter & Paul Snowden, who have trained Triple Crown fillies MOSS TRIP, REELEM IN RUBY and MISSILE MANTRA to Group race success in recent seasons – all three of whom were purchased for $90,000 or less!

Triple Crown is Australia’s leading syndicator of racehorses and shares will be available in our purchases from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in roughly five days’ time. You will be notified as soon as shares are available.

In the meantime, you can register your interest here and join the Triple Crown and Snowden Racing winning team today!

Super Saturday in prospect for Triple Crown!

Saturday is shaping up to be a huge afternoon on the track for the Triple Crown team, with no less than EIGHT runners across NSW and QLD.

We are delighted to have three live chances heading north for the lucrative Magic Millions Raceday in the shape of Poetic Charmer, Misteed and Smartedge.

POETIC CHARMER will be the first of our trio to grace the Gold Coast turf when he contests the $1m Magic Millions Snippets over 1200m. He has run two cracking races in defeat this prep, clocking impressive sectionals on both occasions, so fingers crossed he puts his best foot forward for John Allen.

Poetic Charmer: Bradley Photos

MISTEED will have to overcome a tricky gate if she is to prevail in the $1m Magic Millions Fillies & Mares race over 1300m. She has been done no favours by drawing barrier 12, but this is her pet distance and she has enjoyed a nice freshen up since her last start.

SMARTEDGE will also have to overcome barrier 12 if he is to make it third time lucky in the $1m Listed Magic Millions Cup (1400m). The talented son of Smart Missile is due a change in fortune having endured his fair share of bad luck in the previous two renewals of this race, despite being beaten less than two lengths on both occasions.

Had he not have come unstuck on a heavy track last start, SMART IMAGE could well have joined the aforementioned trio on the Gold Coast, but he will be out to gain compensation in the last race at Rosehill on Saturday. The talented colt will renew his partnership with Kerrin McEvoy, who is two from three on the son of Smart Missile.

Smart Image and Kerrin McEvoy return to scale after winning at Warwick Farm: Bradley Photos

Earlier on the Rosehill card, the ultra-consistent CHARRETERA will bid to bounce back to winning ways in the 1200m Benchmark 78 Handicap. He has placed or won on six of his last seven starts and gets the services of Tommy Berry.

We also have a strong team heading south to Kembla Grange, with exciting prospect EXOBOOM looking to back up his emphatic last start victory. The strapping son of Exosphere turned a Wyong Maiden into a procession a couple of weeks ago when storming to a seven-length success eased down, so he is likely to take some stopping on that evidence.

EYES OF DUBAI put in a much more promising performance last-start and looks to back that up in the fourth race on the card. He tackles 1500m for the first time, which is expected to suit.

Rounding out our Kembla Grange runners is SHOCK ZONE, the half-brother to our dual Group 3 winner Military Zone. Hopefully the first time blinkers have the desired effect as he attempts to break his maiden.

Best of luck to all our owners, trainers, jockeys and strappers across the country on Saturday. Let’s hope for plenty of winners!

Triple Crown secure precociously-bred Sebring colt!

We waited until late on Day 2, but the Triple Crown team are off the mark at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, securing an outstanding individual in Lot 399.

This colt is by Golden Slipper winner SEBRING out of a daughter of Magic Millions 2YO Classic heroine KARUTA QUEEN – Precocity, speed and class!

Chris & Michael Ward had kept their powder dry for most of Days 1&2 as we focus on quality over quantity, and boy does this colt ooze quality.

“An impressive, athletic colt. He’s bred to go early and has the looks to match.” – Michael Ward

By SEBRING, the all-conquering Champion 2YO Colt of his generation, this stunner is a close relation in blood to 2YO Stakes winner EAWASE. Eawase was also by Sebring and was also trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, so it’s a family our illustrious trainers know very well.

His Granddam, KARUTA QUEEN, was a Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner who trained on to win at Group level and finish runner-up to wondermare Black Caviar in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

Eawase – a close relation to our colt and trained by the Snowdens to win a Stakes race as a 2YO – plenty of similarities in appearance!

This colt is bred to be early and will be given every chance to do so in the Snowden Racing stable. Peter & Paul ended the 2019/20 season as the leading trainers of 2YOs, so he could not be in better hands!

He looks the perfect type to bring back to the Gold Coast in twelve months’ time for next year’s $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic – Hopefully he can follow in the footsteps of his Granddam!

Triple Crown is Australia’s leading syndicator of racehorses and shares will be available in our purchases from the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in roughly five days’ time. You will be notified as soon as shares are available.

In the meantime, you can register your interest here!

Snowden eyes Manifold with quirky Song

Brave Song is a Group 2 winner, but he has his quirks and those quirks have likely held him back from reaching loftier heights.

At Flemington on Saturday he’ll contest the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes and trainer Peter Snowden agreed, that is about right level for the now six-year-old gelding.

“There’s a few things he doesn’t like,” Snowden said.

“He draws inside gates and gets shuttered away and he just doesn’t like racing inside a horse, so there’s a few little things with him.

“If he gets the right run to suit and gets some luck in running, he can run some very good races.”

Brave Song ran second in the Christmas Stakes (1200m) on Boxing Day behind the talented Pandemic.

Group 2 winner Brave Song in winning action

He takes on a similar field on Saturday but is stepping back up in distance.

“It’s a nice race for him, up to 1400m looks ideal,” Snowden said.

“He drew barrier one and, I hate saying it, but it’s probably not the right sort of gate for him.

“He’s better getting to the outside so Johnny (Allen) has got a bit of work to do getting him to the outside but the horse is going well.”

Beaten 1.75 lengths on Boxing Day, Snowden still believes much can be taken from that run despite a less favourable draw this Saturday.

“His run was good because he didn’t have much luck there the other day.

“He was deep, back and wide and covered plenty of ground early.

“It wasn’t until late in the race (that) he got back in behind Pandemic and chased him home so there was merit in the run, and he’s come on nicely since.”

Brave Song is listed as an $8.50 chance at Sportsbet with the in-form Riding the Wave a $3.40 favourite.

By Roger Oldridge/Racing.com

Brave Song strikes a pose at the beach

Vale Hot Snitzel

It is a sad day for the team as we acknowledge the passing of HOT SNITZEL, one of the early flagbearers for Triple Crown and the horse of a lifetime for his group of owners.

Hot Snitzel’s owners celebrate stakes success at Royal Randwick

Hot Snitzel burst on to the scene as an early two-year-old, winning at Rosehill on debut by 2.5 lengths. He went on to contest the Group 1 Golden Slipper before landing the Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes up in Brisbane, capping a superb juvenile preparation.

He continued to race in stakes company throughout his career, winning Group races at two, three, four, five and six. A testament to his incredible constitution, it is not difficult to see why he was often referred to as a ‘war horse’.

Hot Snitzel retired from racing at the age of seven having won eight races and over $1.3 million in prizemoney.

We would like to say a big thank you to Gerald Ryan, Peter & Paul Snowden and Muskoka Farm for taking such excellent care of him during his racing career. We would also like to thank Steve and Debbie Graham, who looked after him so well in retirement, and everyone else who played a part in his most memorable career.

Rest In Peace Snitty.