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Snitzel Set To Smash His Own Record

Champion sire Snitzel is setting a pace that should see him smash his own Australian prizemoney record this season with ample time to spare.

Snitzel Set To Smash His Own Record

Champion sire Snitzel is setting a pace that should see him smash his own Australian prizemoney record this season with ample time to spare.

In 2017 Snitzel was crowned Australian champion sire for the first time after his progeny won $16,220,135, sailing past the previous record of $12,975,554 set by Street Cry the previous season.

His 324 runners included 159 winners of 273 races highlighted by 26 stakes winners of 31 black type races.


Those record figures already look shaky as progeny by the son of Redoute's Choice have won an incredible $11,148,248 since August 1, an amount that would have won all but three of the 17 Australian general sires titles since 2000.

Snitzel
Snitzel Picture:Arrowfield Stud

Snitzel’s strike rate after just three months of the current season has him responsible for 60 winners of 81 races from 189 starters.

His progeny have already recorded 20 stakes victories, the latest contributors being the 3YO gelding Eptimum and 4YO mare Lubiton who delivered a G3 double at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day.

Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds brought Eptimum Horseform to Melbourne as a travelling companion for his classy filly Houtzen and he has easily paid his way with wins at Ballarat and Bendigo before Saturday’s success in the G3 Red Anchor Stakes by three lengths.

The win has earned him a tilt at Saturday's $1 million Coolmore Stud Stakes where his rivals will include Houtzen.

Eptimum was bred and sold by Victoria’s Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm from the Monashee Mountain mare Paramount, a winning sister to G1 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.

He was bought for $200,000 from the 2016 Magic Millions Sale.

Eptimum
Eptimum Picture:Racing and Sports

Paramount also has an unraced 2YO filly by Not A Single Doubt in training with Mick Price and a yearling colt by So You Think.

Eptimum takes Snitzel's number of stakeswinners this season to 16 and is the 16th stakeswinner to emerge from the sire’s stunning 2014 crop.

Snitzel has been represented by 27 new stakeswinners since January 1 and his lifetime total now stands at 74.

Lubiton’s win in the G3 Tesio Stakes was her second black type success this spring, running the 1600m in a new track record of 1:34.42.

The Bjorn Baker-trained Lubiton Horseform was bred by Bell View Park Stud and Foote Street Investments from the Zabeel mare Rosa Stellata.

She was offered at the 2015 Easter Sale where she was bought for $250,000 by Sam Kavanagh.

Lubiton is trained by Baker for Steve and Louise Gillard, who also raced Snitzel's G3-winning daughter Oakleigh Girl.

The Baker stable is enjoying a god run with their Snitzels, also prepares his 3YO son Goodfella to win the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes at Randwick on October 21.

Racing And Sports



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R3 MOONEE VALLEY 28 October 2017
Red Anchor Stakes 3 , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Eptimum could hardly have been more impressive, clearing out in the home straight to make it three successive wins in four starts. From the outside barrier (nine), jockey Ryan Maloney wasted little time in reaching the lead and coolly added pressure down the side to lead by two lengths. Taken on at the 400m they hugged the rail and accelerated again to lead into the straight, pushing out by a length than racing clear to win impressively - a big win. Single Bullet was third (rails), found space into the straight and went after the winner but had no chance. Trekking tried to match the winner turning in then battled away, best of the rest for third from Ducimus, who also battled away along the fence for fourth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
9. EPTIMUM (AUS)
3yo Gelding
TOBY EDMONDS
RYAN MALONEY
56.0
$11.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - PARAMOUNT (AUS)
Mrs P E Bayles, Miss A R Bayles, B S Deighton, Mrs P T Deighton, P A J Vautin, K J Gray, Mrs B A Gray, F J Vernon, C I P Bloodstock (Mgr: R N Woods), G1g Racing & Breeding (Mgr: Mrs T L Vogel) & Just Fun Racing (Mgr: D C Halpin)
2nd  
1. SINGLE BULLET (AUS)
3yo Colt
GARY PORTELLI
TIM CLARK
57.5
$5.50
 
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - CHEETARA (AUS)
Mrs K Portelli, Mrs J Christou, Mrs C M Thornton, Mrs B E McElvogue, Mrs V Potts, Mrs L R Johnson, Mrs R A Scotchbrook, Mrs M Maher, Miss G S Watson, Mrs L Jones, Mrs E Eaton, Mrs E L H Cullen, Mrs T M Crowley, Mrs N L Newton, J R Baker, S P Curry, P J Peters, G Powell, Orange & Aquis Farm
Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Dunedoo, Psd $120,000 Res $150,000
Jun 16, 2016 Gold Coast National Yearling Sale, Dunedoo, $150000, PORTELLI RACING, australia
 
3rd  
4. TREKKING (AUS)
3yo Colt
JAMES CUMMINGS
HUGH BOWMAN
56.0
$3.25
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - OUTDOOR (AUS)
 Godolphin
4th  2. DUCIMUS (AUS)
3yo Colt
MICK PRICE
MARK ZAHRA
57.0
$6.00
5th  6. ECLAIR SUNSHINE (AUS)
3yo Gelding
PHILLIP STOKES
REGAN BAYLISS
56.0
$10.00
6th  3. INDIAN THUNDER (AUS)
3yo Colt
DARREN WEIR
DEAN YENDALL
57.0
$21.00
7th  5. SEIZED (AUS)
3yo Colt
JOHN SADLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.0
$11.00
8th  11. SURJIN (AUS)
3yo Colt
PAUL PERRY
STEPHEN BASTER
56.0
$41.00
9th  8. EXPERIMENTATION (AUS)
3yo Colt
ROBERT SMERDON
CRAIG WILLIAMS
56.0
$7.00

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