Very athletic filly by Triple Crown ‘success story’ EPAULETTE, from a sister to the dam of 2YO and 3YO stakes winnerMOHAVE.
“A beautiful, well balanced filly by a stallion we have had so much luck with. Peter & Paul trained Epaulette to Group 1 success and have already had great success with this family.” – Michael Ward.
EPAULETTE is one of the most successful young sires in Australia with a host of winners this season. He is the sire of 12 stakes winners including Triple Crown’s dual Group winner MILITARY ZONE, Champion South African 2YOSOQRAT and Group winning 2YOsMERYL, KHULAASA etc. Not to mention Triple Crown’s MILITARY MAGIC (3 wins from 3 starts), CRIMLET (2 wins from 4 starts) & CHARRETERA (11 top 3 finishes incl 2 wins from 14 starts).
This well-related filly is out of an ENCOSTA DE LAGO mare (broodmare sire of 104 stakes winners) who is a full sister to the Group-placed dam of multiple stakes winner MOHAVE and hails from the same family as the likes of SNITZEL, HINCHINBROOK & DESERT VIXEN.
Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE etc.
To be trained by world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, & BENFICA etc.
This is one yearling we were always going to have a very close look at.
For starters, she is by EPAULETTE: a stallion that we’ve had so much success with via Triple Crown’s dual Group winner MILITARY ZONE and the unbeaten filly MILITARY MAGIC, along with CHARRETERA and CRIMLET.
One of the other great attractions is that this filly is from an ENCOSTA DE LAGO mare who is a full sister to the dam of MOHAVE, a stakes winner at 2 and 3, who was also trained by Peter Snowden. Peter, of course, trained EPAULETTE too so this filly really is keeping it in the family.
Now, back to ENCOSTA DE LAGO for a moment. He was a phenomenal sire, but likewise a tremendous broodmare sire with his daughters producing 104 stakes winners. The ‘nick’ has already worked for us with Randwick winner CHARRETERA, while the match up with Epaulette’s sire, COMMANDS, has produced 18 winners.
Pedigree aside though, this filly really caught our eye at the sales – she’s so well balanced and a terrific mover – and, on top of it all, she’s a half-sister to multiple Hong Kong winner DREAM WARRIORS, who notched another career victory just last month.
Dare to Dream!!
EPAULETTE is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most prolific sires in Australia. Although his oldest crop are only 4YOs, he is already one of the leading sires by winners with 40 individual success stories to his credit this season.
One of those winners, of course, is Triple Crown’s unbeaten filly MILITARY MAGIC – 3 from 3 – while other EPAULETTEs to carry the famous red silks to victory include multiple Group winnerMILITARY ZONE, Randwick winner CHARRETERA and CRIMLET, a winner of successive races in December (2 wins & a placing from 4 starts overall). Aside from the Triple Crown highlights, EPAULETTE is also the sire of Champion South African 2YO, SOQRAT, and the Group winning 2YOsMERYL, KHULAASA etc.
Watch the video below to see the experience of racing an Epaulette filly with Triple Crown and Peter & Paul Snowden.
A three-quarter brother to HELMET and brilliant winner of the Group1GoldenRose Stakes, EPAULETTE was a stunning colt from a golden era of Australian juveniles. His run to the GoldenSlipper included victory in the valuable Black OpalStakes before he claimed Group1 victory as a three-year-old in the prestigious GoldenRose. A further Group1 success followed in the Doomben10,000, in a race where he defeated eight Group1 winners as a three-year-old, including YOURSONG and BUFFERING.
A consistent performer, EPAULETTEfinished a neck runner-up behind PIERROin the Group 2 Todman Stakes and placed behind ALLTOOHARD in the Group1CaulfieldGuineas over a mile. As a 3YO he was runner-up to BLACK CAVIAR in the TJ SmithStakes.
The best-performing son of Champion Sire COMMANDS (79 stakes winners), he showed a tremendous aptitude for racing and a tough resilience. From his 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 sire), and Group2-winning filly PEARLS, while he is a half-brother to Group1 winner and sire BULLBARS.
Peter Snowden engineered EPAULETTE’s superb racing career, and there is no better trainer to look after this filly!
This filly has such a promising pedigree … even more so when you match the mare up with EPAULETTE.
First off though, the young ENCOSTA DE LAGO mare MITZI has had one to the races at this stage: the Hong Kong galloper DREAM WARRIORS who has won 2 races this season, including the Longines International Jockey Championship at Sha Tin in December.
MITZI, meanwhile, is a full sister to the Melbourne Group-placed sprinter MARGHAM, in turn the dam of Exceed And Excel’s 2YO stakes winnerMOHAVE, who also ran second on debut in the Listed Breeders’ Plate. A multiple city winner at 3, Mohave would go on to win the Listed Queensland Day Plate as well.
(Interestingly, Peter Snowden trained both EPAULETTE and MOHAVE so you’d have to say he’s quite familiar with the pedigree!).
MITZI is also closely related to 8-time stakes winner & multiple Group 1 placed MILLENNIUM, with the family also featuring Champion US FillyDESERT VIXEN, plus Champion SireREAL SHADAI.
Speaking of Champion Sires, ENCOSTA DE LAGO’s daughters have produced a remarkable 104 stakes winners (well over 1500 winners … with Triple Crown’s Randwick winner CHARRETERA among them), while the Encosta match up with EPAULETTE’s sire COMMANDS has yielded 18 winners.
Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .
Please note that this outstanding filly is eligible and suited to target the following races:
$12,700,000 MAGIC MILLIONS race series (already nominated)
$3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
$1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.
The filly is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means she 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 = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
Country Race – Prizemoney = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!
Peter Snowden was appointed Head Trainer of the Australian leg of world-class breeding and racing operation, Darley (now Godolphin) in 2008, a role in which he dominated Sydney racing for six years. During his time at Darley he enjoyed unmatched success winning the Sydney Trainer’s Premiership, notching 29 Group 1’s and 214 other stakes wins, amassing $76,743,659 in prizemoney.
Throughout his career, Peter has proved himself a superior trainer of 2yo’s. In May 2016 he won the world’s most valuable and prestigious juvenile race – the Golden Slipper – for a third time with CAPITALIST, adding to the list of multiple wins in the Blue Diamond, Sire’s Produce, T.J Smith and Champagne Stakes. In 2011, he oversaw a clean sweep of every juvenile Group 1 race, with SEPOY (Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper), HELMET (Sires’ Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes) and BENFICA (T.J. Smith), a feat that had never before been accomplished.
Peter, also known as the modern day King of the Caulfield Guineas, has demonstrated himself as a superb developer of a horse into their third year, having won Australia’s most coveted 3yo race three times over the last eight years. Peter is rightly regarded as the most astute trainer in the industry.
Paul Snowden commenced his career as a track work rider before graduating to Assistant Trainer for Darley, where he ran the Melbourne stables with outstanding success. Paul prepared approximately 80-100 winners each season and oversaw SEPOY’S clean sweep of Melbourne’s 3yo and Open class sprinting events including Group 1 wins in the Manikato and Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Peter & Paul commenced their training partnership in 2014 and within their first 12 months recorded a remarkable five Group 1 wins including Caulfield Guineas winner SHOOTING TO WIN, as well as PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL & MIRACLES OF LIFE. Peter & Paul have produced an endless list of outstanding racehorses including REDZEL, CAPITALIST, SEPOY, DENMAN, SHOOTING TO WIN, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PRIDE OF DUBAI, PEGGY JEAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, EPAULETTE, SKILLED, CHARLIE BOY, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, BENFICA, BEADED, DOTHRAKI, INVADER, TYCOON TARA and RUSSIAN REVOLUTION etc.
In what was a great coup for both sides, Triple Crown and Team Snowden proudly announced an exclusive partnership in September 2014, which ensures that you, the Triple Crown owners, will always have a chance to race a horse with Team Snowden located at Sydney’s newly improved, world class racecourse Royal Randwick.
The syndicate is being formed at $12,990 per 10% share or $6,495 per 5% including GST.
The share price includes the purchase of the horse, breaking-in, Golden Slipper & Golden Rose nomination fee, Magic Millions Race Series fee, agistment, transport, ASIC compliance, insurance, pre-training, training, professional indemnity insurance, transport, vet, farrier, registration fees and all expenses prior to 1 April 2020.
Please note we are also able to accept Racing NSW BOBS vouchers as part payment, should you have any.
a) Naming Rights – Each owner will be entitled to the submission of one name suggestion for the horse per 5% shareholding. Once all shares have been sold Triple Crown will call for your name suggestions. A vote will then be conducted to select the name to be submitted to the Registrar of Racehorses.
b)Racing Colours– Red with white Triple Crown Syndications logo.