Triple Crown Owners share in over $2 million

It’s not often that you realise a 921.9% gain on an investment, however that is precisely what Triple Crown Syndications delivered for their owners involved in the three mares they offered for sale at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale yesterday.

All purchased from Australian yearling sales in 2009 and entrusted to master two year old trainer Gerald Ryan, Flying Snitzel (Snitzel ex Hula Flight (NZ)), Cavalry Rose (Charge Forward ex Alberton Rose (NZ)) and Centrepet (Snitzel ex Miss Rainmaker) were all winners at 2 before earning significant prizemoney and winners circle thrills for their owners throughout their ensuing racing careers, and then realising brilliant figures upon their sale yesterday.

Snitzel mare Flying Snitzel was the first through the ring as Lot 625. Purchased for $25,000 as a yearling from the Bellerive Stud draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale she has been a Triple Crown poster girl not only due to her flashy looks and starlet attitude, but also Chris and Michael Ward’s ethos of purchasing quality individuals at fantastic value.

After winning on debut at 2, Flying Snitzel progressed on to win the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes, as well as claim 3rd place in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes, and 4th in the Group 1 Moet and Chandon Champagne Stakes. She also romped home for a very impressive Group 2 Kewney Stakes win at Flemington, showcasing her devastating turn of foot and defeating the likes of Group 1 winning mare Norzita. Her very loyal owners have followed her to some of the biggest days on the Australian racing calendar and have cheered her home during every cent earned of her $340,950 in career prizemoney.

Flying Snitzel was knocked down to Widden Stud yesterday for $410,000, and is destined for a date with exciting freshman sire Zoustar later this year.

Flying Snitzel total prizemoney and sale gains $750,950 from $25,000 purchase.

Fellow Snitzel mare Centrepet was purchased by the Ward brothers for $72,500 at the Inglis Scone Yearling Sale, and following a win at 2 has either won or placed in 40% of her starts. Wins by this mare were always a sweet training feat for Ryan, as he trained not only Centrepet’s sire and dam, but also her brother. She earned $188,765 for her owners throughout her racing career and was sold for $20,000 at the Gold Coast yesterday to renowned Queensland breeder Basil Nolan.

Centrepet total prizemoney and sale gains $208,765 from $72,500 purchase.

The last of the three mares through the ring, but certainly not the least, was Cavalry Rose. Sold as Lot 775, the eye catching bay mare was knocked down for $650,000 in what was a fantastic result for her owners, after being originally purchased by the Wards at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for just $85,000. Winning 30% of her races, and $437,750 in prizemoney, Cavalry Rose claimed victory on debut in the $250,000 Inglis Classic Race. She also went on to win the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, as well as record a narrow 2nd in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes and finish in the first half of the 2012 Group 1 Golden Slipper field.

Following her successful career on the track, Cavalry Rose was retired to stud last year and shrewdly put in foal to Coolmore’s superstar freshman sire Pierro. She attracted plenty of interest during inspection days at the Magic Millions complex, and subsequent competitive bidding in the sale ring; however it was Trevor Lobb of Emirates Park Stud who eventually secured the mare.

Cavalry Rose total prizemoney and sale gains $1,087,750 from $85,000 purchase.

At the close of a very successful day at the Gold Coast for Triple Crownowners, the final figures are quite remarkable. For a total spend of $182,500on three yearlings in 2009, almost $1 million prizemoney has been earned ($967,465) and $1,080,000 sale value realised, to achieve overall revenue of $2,047,465 and profit in the vicinity of $1.86 million.

Yesterday’s great sale results were simply the icing on the cake for these Triple Crown owners who had already enjoyed experiences of a lifetime with their horses at the race track.