Aus wonder-sire Snitzel has a 2yr old filly making her debut at Turffontein this afternoon in the 1st race at 12h20 (CAT). It’s a Juvenile plate where she takes on exposed form colts over 1000m.
SNITZEL (AUS) stallion profile
2002 Redoute’s Choice – Snippets’ Lass (Snippets)
Stands: Arrowfield Stud, Australia. Fee: A$220,000 (£122,000)
Snitzel continues to rewrite the history books in Australia.
The Arrowfield resident, winner of the 2006 G1 Oakleigh Plate, won his first championship in 2017 with an all-time record Australian earnings of A$16.2 million. That same year, he also led the way among all 2yo and 3yo sires while equalling Danehill’s record of 26 Australian stakes winners.
Better was to come during the 2017-18 season as, aided by Redzel’s win in the inaugural A$10 million running of The Everest, not to mention other G1 winners Estijaab, Trapeze Artist and Russian Revolution, Snitzel smashed the Australian earnings record yet again, this time with a figure A$29,243,613 – approximately A$13.3 million more than his closest pursuer, I Am Invincible. He was also Australia’s leading sire of 2yos and 3yos as well as overall by number of winners and stakes winners.
As a result, Arrowfield raised Snitzel’s fee to A$220,000 for the 2018 Southern Hemisphere season and, given he is way out in front again this time around – with Redzel’s second win in The Everest laying a healthy foundation, he is already responsible for the winners of approximately A$13.5 million, a further fee rise for 2019 may well be on the cards. Snitzel was tenth in the TRC Global Rankings at the end of 2018