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The Rise And Rise Of Redzel

He’s risen from being an orphan foal to being acclaimed as the world's best sprinter with career earnings of more than $7.8 million. They could be making a movie about the rise and rise of champion five-year-old Redzel.

The Rise And Rise Of Redzel

He’s risen from being an orphan foal to being acclaimed as the world's best sprinter with career earnings of more than $7.8 million. They could be making a movie about the rise and rise of champion five-year-old Redzel.

Redzel wins the Darley Classic
Redzel wins the Darley Classic Picture:Racing and Sports

Redzel (Snitzel x Millrich by Rubiton) put the seal on his climb to the top of the world sprint ratings with a dominant win in the $1 million Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.

He produced his now trademark power house front running speed to lead from start to finish in the Melbourne Cup Carnival's feature sprint for his sixth straight success over the last 12 months.


The outstanding son of Snitzel is now the winner of 11 of his 21 starts and came after last month’s victory in Australia's richest ever race, the $10 million The Everest at Randwick.

An orphan foal, Redzel went through the sale ring twice, first as a weanling and again as a yearling.

His first sale ring appearance was an enforced sale as Redzel was first offered at the 2013 Australian Select Weanlings Sale by PPB Advisory as receivers and managers of his embattled breeder Lee Fleming Thoroughbreds.

Marquee Stud purchased him for $45,000 before he returned to the sale ring at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale where purchased by Triple Crown Syndications for $120,000.

He now races for a big syndicate of owners under the astute training of Peter and Paul Snowden.

"He keeps proving the doubters wrong and keeps getting it done with professional performances," Peter Snowden said.

"It's about the horse - he's so easy to train. He does everything we ask.

"We give him an easy time between runs and he comes back to life again."

"He's a gelding and he's only five - so hopefully he can keep racing in great style, stay sound and the owners will have a great deal of fun.”

Redzel is a son of champion Arrowfield Stud sire Snitzel, who was also sold at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Millrich, Redzel's Group winning dam has also produced the Gold Coast sold Group winner Danerich, sire of the recent G2 winner Rich Charm.

Arrowfield’s John Messara is delighted that Snitzel has sired a champion sprinter in his own mould.

“What excites me most about Snitzel is that he appreciates quality in his mares and Redzel’s dam is a good example,”Messara said.

“Millrich was a Group-winning two-year-old and was already a Group producer when she visited Snitzel.’’

Redzel is unlikely to travel overseas next year despite the lure of a trip to the UK for the Royal Ascot sprints. Snowden said he will be aimed at back-to-back wins in The Everest.

Redzel sped over the 1200m straight course in 1:08.74 with his last 600 metres in 33.21 seconds.

His dam Millrich, who died in 2012, won the G3 Sweet Embrace Stakes and was thid in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes as a 2YO.

She has produced nine foals to race for seven winners, including G3 winner and sire Danerich (Danehill).

Redzel’s second dam is the three-time winner Mill Rani (Millionaire), the dam of eight winners and the grand dam of the G1-placed sire El Roca (Fastnet Rock).

Reigning champion sire Snitzel currently leads High Chaparral, Street Cry and Fastnet Rock on the Australian general sires’ table with 16 stakes winners and progeny earnings of $11,645,948.

He was represented by his 75th stakes winner on Saturday when Untamed Diamond Horseform (Snitzel x Made Of Diamonds by Made Of Gold ) won the Listed Legacy Lodge Sprint at Te Rapa in New Zealand.

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R7 FLEMINGTON 11 November 2017
Darley Classic , 1200m
Race Synopsis: Redzel took his imposing record to six successive victories in taking out this Group One sprint. Having his first run since winning The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on 14 October, he was smartly away and immediately took the lead, racing closest to the rails on the Grandstand side. Kerrin McEvoy was able to steady the early tempo but ran along on passing the 800m. He then safely held his opposition to score another impressive victory, his second at Group One level. Terravista, racing in blinkers for the first time showed a return to form. Having his second run this preparation, he settled in last place of the group on the Grandstand side, improved nicely between runners to challenge at the 100m. He then fought gamely for a very good second, beaten just under a length. Impending raced outside of the leader and eventual winner and fought on particularly well for a very good third. Chautauqua was near last of the Grandstand side runners, went to fifth of that group at the 100m and kept fighting on well for (2.6 lengths) fourth, failing to produce his renowned brilliant finishing burst. Clearly Innocent was in the middle of the Grandstand side ground and ran on really well for (2.8 lengths) fifth, just in advance of Rock Magic who did best of the Flat side runners in hold on well for (3.6 lengths) sixth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
2. REDZEL (AUS)
5yo Gelding
P & P SNOWDEN
KERRIN MCEVOY
58.5
$4.00
 
SNITZEL (AUS) - MILLRICH (AUS)
Triple Crown Synd (Mgr: C H Ward), Walfam No 2 (Mgr: B Walsh), Ten Players (Mgr: S J Fletcher), J N Allen, P Piras, V P Chau, T W Cheng, M R Waddington, Mrs A Gibson, Dr A Kuok, J W Medland, T Kocovski, Mrs P Di Marco, L Halloran, M E Hardwick, B D Playford, D Yates & A Savage
Jan 14, 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, $120000, TRIPLE CROWN SYNDICATIONS, NSW
 
2nd  
4. TERRAVISTA (AUS)
8yo Gelding
JOSEPH PRIDE
BRENTON AVDULLA
58.5
$31.00
 
CAPTAIN RIO (GB) - PARFORE (NZ)
N B Couper, A J Rix, G J Robinson, T M Ungar, I G Cornell, Mrs L M Blundell, P W Callaghan, P J Trowbridge, Mrs J M Callaghan & A A McKinnon
3rd  
6. IMPENDING (AUS)
4yo H
JAMES CUMMINGS
COREY BROWN
58.5
$9.00
 
LONHRO (AUS) - MNEMOSYNE (AUS)
 Godolphin
4th  1. CHAUTAUQUA (AUS)
7yo Gelding
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
DWAYNE DUNN
58.5
$4.75
5th  8. CLEARLY INNOCENT (AUS)
6yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
BLAKE SHINN
58.5
$26.00
6th  9. ROCK MAGIC (AUS)
8yo Gelding
CHRIS GANGEMI
DAMIAN LANE
58.5
$41.00
7th  3. VEGA MAGIC (AUS)
5yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
LUKE NOLEN
58.5
$6.50
8th  14. SUPER CASH (AUS)
5yo Mare
ANDREW NOBLET
KATELYN MALLYON
56.5
$61.00
9th  13. MISSROCK (AUS)
4yo Mare
ROBBIE LAING
NOEL CALLOW
56.5
$41.00
10th  5. MALAGUERRA (AUS)
6yo Gelding
PETER GELAGOTIS
BEN MELHAM
58.5
$12.00
11th  7. REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB)
6yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
REGAN BAYLISS
58.5
$9.00
12th  11. MAN FROM UNCLE (AUS)
4yo Gelding
A & E CUMMINGS
MICHAEL DEE
58.5
$61.00
13th  10. SPIETH (NZ)
5yo H
BRYCE HEYS
BRAD RAWILLER
58.5
$16.00

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