Snitzel sizzles at Scone & Doomben

Anyone wondering why Arrowfield’s brilliant young third crop sire Snitzel is in such hot demand need only read the racing & sale headlines over the past three days.

Pictured: Arrowfield’s $90,000 Snitzel-Sharp Enough filly topped today’s Inglis Scone Yearling Sale. (PHOTO: Katrina Partridge)

At Scone on Friday, his Arrowfield-bred and -sold 2YO daughter Tinszelda (ex Kirby’s Song (CAN) by Sultry Song) won the $100,000 Inglis 2YO Challenge by 3 lengths from Centrepet, also by Snitzel. Tinszelda is now unbeaten in 3 starts and her prizemoney plus BOBS bonuses total more than 7 times the $19,000 Scone trainer Rod Northam paid for her at the 2011 Inglis Scone Yearling Sale.

On Saturday Snitzel’s 2YO son Sizzling (ex Admirelle by General Nediym) took out the $175,000 BRC Champagne Classic 1200m G2 at Doomben, with yet another Snitzel, Dances on Stars in third place. The two colts will meet again in the BRC Sires’ Produce S. G2 in a fortnight, with Sizzling almost certain to back up in the T.J. Smith S. G1 a week later.

Sizzling was bred by John & Trish Muir’s Milburn Creek Thoroughbred Stud and was purchased for $260,000 by John Foote from the Evergreen Stud draft at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Sizzling is one of Snitzel’s nine Australian winners in the past nine days.

Finally, Snitzel and Arrowfield Stud topped today’s Inglis Scone Yearling Sale when the filly from Sharp Enough was knocked down to Warwick Farm trainer David Vandyke for $90,000. Sharp Enough, who died last year, was a winning half-sister by Kaapstad to champion New Zealand 2YO Keeninsky.

Snitzel is the sire of 8 stakeswinners – all but one achieving that status at two – and is third on the current Australian 2YO Sires’ list with ten winners, 4 stakeswinners and just over $2 million prizemoney. He stands the 2012 season at a fee of $33,000 inc. GST.

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