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Showtime – Mating Focus #5

There's plenty of history to support Showtime's suitability for daughters of Champion racehorse & sire Lonhro and his sons...

Showtime offers breeders a complete package of pedigree, performance & physique at a very affordable price. (PHOTO: Joan Faras)

Showtime – Mating Focus #5

Continuing our series on the clues Snitzel’s progeny record offers to guide matings with his son Showtime.

The combination of the Danehill and Sir Tristram sire-lines worked brilliantly from the beginning and it continues to work almost 30 years later. 

Danehill himself left 17 stakeswinners, including the Arrowfield-bred Victoria Derby G1 winner Nothin’ Leica Dane, out of mares by Sir Tristram.

Redoute’s Choice’s first Group 1 winner Lotteria, and three other early-crop Group winners were out of Sir Tristram mares.

He also had great success with mares by Sir Tristram’s best sire son Zabeel, leaving 8 stakeswinners bred that way, including Champion 3YO Filly Samantha Miss.

So it’s no surprise that Snitzel has proven to be a fine match with mares by Sir Tristram sons, producing Group winners Time For War, Macroura, Perast & Lubiton to mares by Zabeel, plus Flying Snitzel (out of a Hula Town mare) & Amorino (out of a Marauding mare).

More recently, Snitzel has left Listed winner Wayupinthesky and last month’s 3YO Group winner Bruckner from only 5 runners out of mares by Sir Tristram’s great-grandson Lonhro.

All of this history suggests that daughters of Lonhro and his sons Denman, Exosphere & Pierro will also suit Showtime. 

A few breeders are already onto it: Showtime’s first crop includes four yearlings out of mares by Denman (2), Pierro and Lonhro himself.

Read the rest of the series:
Showtime – Mating Focus #4
– with Roberto/Red Ransom-line mares

Showtime – Mating Focus #3
– with Gone West-line mares

Showtime Mating Focus #2
– with Storm Cat-line mares

Showtime – Mating Focus #1
– with Star Kingdom-line mares


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