TBNSW Breeders Update Winter/Spring 2018 - Page 20



Snitzel (YtS 2006)
I am Invincible (YtS 2010)
NSW racehorses and sires
dominated the 2017/18 season
By Les Young (photos courtesy of Martin King Sportspix
If you want a top winner, buy horses bred in NSW or the stock of sires standing
in NSW. That is the clear message from a study of results of the 2017/18
racing season which closed on July 31.
Also remember that most horses bred in NSW and/or by sires based in
NSW are eligible for nomination to the lucrative BOBS Bonus Scheme which
ensures greater financial returns on top of normal prizemoney when you
race those horses in NSW at any level.
The vast majority of last season’s two-year-olds such as Estijaab, Oohood,
Sunlight, Performer and The Autumn Sun were not only bred in NSW but
also offered for sale as yearlings by their breeders.
Fastnet Rock (YtS 2005)
Leading three-year-olds such as Trapeze Artist, Ace High, D’argento,
Levendi, Merchant Navy, Pierata and She Will Reign are all by NSW –based
stallions and were all offered for sale as yearlings.
And we can’t forget that the mighty mare Winx and Redzel, winner of the
inaugural running of The Everest, plus a host of other major winners last
season are by NSW sires and could have been bought as yearlings to bring
huge financial returns for their lucky owners and trainers.
High Chaparral (Deceased 2014)
Records are made to be broken in this era of ever increasing prize money
so it came as no surprise when Arrowfield Stud’s remarkable sire Snitzel
(Redoute’s Choice) captured his second successive Australian general sires’
championship in 2017/18 but also shattered his previous season’s record
prize money tally by a huge margin with a figure of more than $29.24 million.
At the same time, Snitzel was responsible for the season’s greatest number
of winners (173) and the highest number of stakes winners (26) and black
type wins (43).
Second in both categories was Yarraman Park Stud’s mercurial I Am Invincible.
Street Cry (Deceased 2014)
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Snitzel also retained his titles as Australia’s leading sire of both two-yearolds and three-year-olds in the 2017/18 season and also had five juvenile
winners in New Zealand..
NSW BREEDERS’ UPDATE Winter/Spring 2018

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