Revolutionary Miss provides timely family update

Revolutionary Miss owners

By Keely Mckitterick – TTR AusNZ Daily Edition 

Triple Crown’s talented and durable mare, Revolutionary Miss (Russian Revolution), added another stakes success to her expanding CV, providing a timely update to her half-brother by Savabeel, who will be offered at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Australian-based syndicator Triple Crown has reached dizzying heights in racing. Founded by brothers Chris and Michael Ward, they raced the dual The Everest victor in Redzel (Snitzel).

Redzel and Kerrin McEvoy
Redzel and Kerrin McEvoy. Photo: Bradley Photos

The $120,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase retired with over $16 million in the bank and Group 1 victories in the Doomben 10,000 and the Darley Classic.

Other flag-bearers include Mazu (Maurice {Jpn}), who added his name to the G1 Doomben 10,000 honour roll and competed with distinction in The Everest.

However, Chris Ward admits Saturday’s G3 Summoned S. victress Revolutionary Miss (Russian Revolution) holds a special place in the operation despite not being a Group 1 winner yet!

“Revolutionary Miss has been outstanding. She’s a mare now, but from the word go, she’s shown talent,” Ward told The Thoroughbred Report.

“She debuted at Randwick-Kensington and was very close to getting up to the Magic Millions for the 2-year-old race. In fact, she was an emergency for that race. So, Revolutionary Miss had abundant talent from the moment she got going, and it’s fantastic to see her still going so strong as a 4-year-old mare.”

Revolutionary Miss breaks clear. Photo: Racing Photos

Ablity from day dot

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained daughter of Russian Revolution was a narrow second to the subsequent G1 Golden Slipper victress Fireburn (Rebel Dane) on debut before being placed in the G3 Widden S. at start two behind the classy Queen Of The Ball (I Am Invincible).

The Snowdens elected to take Revolutionary Miss to Melbourne for a tilt at the Blue Diamond. At her third career start she tackled the G2 Blue Diamond Prelude S. (Fillies) and then was a narrow runner-up in the G1 Blue Diamond, splitting Daumier and Jacquinot to underline her class.

It was her effort in the Blue Diamond that Ward feels has been the highlight of her career so far and showed her exceptional talent.

“It’s a tough one because she’s had a lot of great performances but her second in the Blue Diamond because she was literally beaten by a whisker. It was such an outstanding performance; it felt like a win, and arguably, Revolutionary Miss was unlucky because she got a slight bit of interference on the home turn that could have been the difference.

“However, we’re just incredibly proud of her performance that day. She was outstanding.”

Tough and talented

Returning as a 3-year-old Revolutionary Miss showed her tenacity by reversing her early spring form to place in the G1 Thousand Guineas at Caufield and stamping her class over the G2 Kewney S. in the autumn. She then split the multiple stakes-winning daughters of Pride Of Dubai, Sirileo Miss and Deny Knowledge (Ire), in the G2 Sunline S.

The performances and efforts were enough for Revolutionary Miss to hang her hat on and retire like some of her rivals were already enjoying. However, the ownership group were convinced they hadn’t seen the best of her, elected to return as a 4-year-old mare.

After taking a couple of runs to find her winning groove, Revolutionary Miss has undoubtedly found it now. Winning the $175,000 Rosemont Stud Fillies & Mares Pendant on Cranbourne Cup Day and then on Saturday took out the G3 Summoned S. at Caulfield.

Giving Revolutionary Miss the rare distinction of being a Group winner as a 2, 3 and 4-year-old.

Love at first sight

Revolutionary Miss is from the first-crop of Newgate’s exciting sire Russian Revolution. A multiple Group 1-winning son of Snitzel, Russian Revolution has quickly taken to his new career. He has sired the Group 1 winner, Communist, while Revolutionary Miss has been one of his leading lights.

Her dam, the Onemorenomore mare, Purcentage, was placed in the Listed Levin RC Ryder S. and is the dam of the Listed Canberra Guineas victor Equation (Press Statement). Revolutionary Miss’ grandam Spurcent (Flying Spur) won the Listed Gimcrack S. and was placed in the G1 Thousand Guineas.

“Revolutionary Miss, she stood out from the moment we saw her. We actually first saw her at Sledmere, starting at the pre-sale inspections on the farm. When she was presented to my brother (Michael) and I, we just fell in love the moment we saw her. – Chris Ward

“When we went to the Gold Coast, we pinpointed and were pretty determined to get her. We were lucky and rapt to have done so. But Revolutionary Miss is just an outstanding physical type, and coupled with the fact we backed Russian Revolution to make it a successful stallion.

“We knew how good he was on the track, and he has great bloodlines himself, so we just felt she ticked every box.”

Revolutionary Miss was knocked down to Triple Crown Syndications for $195,000 from the draft at Sledmere Stud at the 2021 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She has earned over $1.2 million on the track.

Michael & Chris Ward
Michael & Chris Ward at the Magic Millions

A half-brother (Lot 65) to Revolutionary Miss by New Zealand’s multiple Champion Sire Savabeel will be offered through The Chase draft at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Future aims?

Ward indicated Revolutionary Miss would likely head to the Magic Millions meeting in January, which will rule out the early part of the autumn. However, races such as the G1 Tattersall’s Tiara could lie in her future.

“It’s a little bit up in the air at the moment. As long as Revolutionary Miss continues to come through yesterday’s (Saturday) run well, she’ll go up to the Magic Millions in January. She’ll race there and would certainly rule the early part of the autumn out because she’ll need a spell.

“As long as Revolutionary Miss continues to come through yesterday’s (Saturday) run well, she’ll go up to the Magic Millions in January.”

Chris Ward

“We could maybe have a few runs going into the Brisbane carnival, and the Tatt’s Tiara would be a likely target there. Then it’s just a question of whether the owners want to look at selling her as a racing and breeding proposition in June up at the Magic Millions or continue to race her through.

“She’s in outstanding order and handles the racing well. We will play it by ear as we get a bit closer.”

Triple Crown succeeded with another G3 Summoned S. victress in Missile Mantra (Smart Missile) at the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. The daughter of Smart Missile was purchased for $30,000 by Triple Crown Syndications from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Missile Mantra earned over $600,000 on the track for Triple Crown and was reoffered through the Yarraman Park Stud draft at the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale, selling to Bahen Bloodstock for $950,000.

Yarraman Park Stud will consign Missile Mantra’s first foal, a colt (Lot 964) by Newgate Farm’s Capitalist, at the 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

“Missile Mantra won the Summoned S. in 2020. We sold her up at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale for $950,000.

“She was another outstanding mare, who was really talented as a 2-year-old and right through to the conclusion of her career. We are pretty thrilled to have won the Summoned S. again with Revolutionary Miss.”