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Gun Runner Relation Creates Sale Interest

One of three yearlings by champion sire Snitzel in the Sydney Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is a filly related to Gun Runner, the Candy Ride stallion who ended his racing career in a blaze of glory last month by winning the world’s richest race, the Pegasus World Cup.

Gun Runner Relation Creates Sale Interest

One of three yearlings by champion sire Snitzel in the Sydney Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is a filly related to Gun Runner, the Candy Ride stallion who ended his racing career in a blaze of glory last month by winning the world’s richest race, the Pegasus World Cup.

Gun Runer
Gun Runer Picture:Pat Healy Photography

Torryburn Stud will offer the yearling, a three-quarter brother to two winners including London Master, a Hong Kong sprinter by Commands.

Their dam Suzy Smart is by the good Mr. Prospector sire Smart Strike from a daughter of Minstrella (The Minstrel), a triple G1 winner in England and Ireland who is a three-quarter relation to the third dam of Gun Runner.


The other two Snitzel yearlings in the sale are a colt from Amarina Farm who is a half-brother to Testa Rossa’s Perth star Testamezzo, from the Encosta de Lago Melbourne winner Tremezzo; and a Bhima Stud filly from Tripled, a General Nediym half-sister to G1 winners Triple Honour and Heroic Valour.

Snitzel’s Australian stats at the half-way mark in the 2017-18 racing year stand at 114 winners (19 SWs), 165 wins and $16,161,191. He leads clearly by money, winners, wins and stakes winners.

Besides his own yearlings, Snitzel has a strong presence in the catalogue through offspring of his sons Shamus Award (18 lots), Sizzling (15 lots) and Wandjima (20 lots).

Newgate Farm sires contribute 145 lots in the catalogue, ahead of Arrowfield Stud sires (114 lots) and the Coolmore stallions (101).

Arrowfield has the biggest stud draft of 33 lots ahead of Newgate (27) and Coolmore (21)

Newgate sires represented are Sizzling, Wandjima, Foxwedge, Deep Field, Dissident, Eurozone and The Factor.

The Arrowfield sire representation is Animal Kingdom, Dundeel, Not A Single Doubt, Olympic Glory, Smart Missile, Snitzel and former resident Charge Forward.

World leaders Coolmore has their current sires Adelaide, Choisir, Fastnet Rock, Pierro, Rubick, So You Think, Starspangledbanner and former visitors Zoffany, Uncle Mo and Declaration Of War.

The biggest individual consignment is 43 lots from Widden Stud, whose sires collectively have 89 lots (Nicconi, Sebring, Shamus Award, Star Witness, Your Song and the deceased Stratum).

Darley does not have a draft but there are 61 by their sires Albrecht, Dawn Approach Denman, Epaulette Exceed and Excel, Hallowed Crown, Lonhro, Sepoy and Shooting To Win.

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