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Snitzel’s service fee Raised

Arrowfield have announced a rise in Snitzel’s service fee, from $176,000 to $220,000, for the fast approaching 2018 stud season.

No sire has ever stood for that fee in the Southern Hemisphere previously, and few sires in the world have commanded that sort of money.

This can be seen as reasonable for his progeny earnings this season stands at $26,077, 674, with still 3 months of current racing season remaining, 30 million is a possibility

Among the leading sires in the world Dubawi stands at 250,000 Euros, Tapit 300,000 US, Deep Impact 200,000 Japan, War Front 250,000 US, American Pharoah 200,000 US, he shuttled to Coolmore at $66,000, while Frankel stands at 125,000 pounds

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No joy for Breeders

There was no joy for breeders at the VOBIS Yearling Sale, held in Melbourne on Sunday, when 21 per cent of the draft failed to reach their reserve.

It was like drawing teeth from an uninterested audience, as auctioneers appeared dumfounded at the lack of response from bidders.

There were some nice horses to be offered, the lack of leading trainers didn’t help either, it was a lack lustre sale, quite disappointing.

Turnover amounted to $3.850 million, surprising the average was $19,265, however, it was the word VOBIS that really didn’t mean much when the chips were down, top priced lot was in the supplementary catalogue, Lot 248, the Spirit of Boom colt, from Moxie Doll, sold for $120,000.


Unencumbered Sires First Winner

Unencumbered, who had to be put down recently, sired his first winner at Echuca on Sunday, when Expedius won the Empo Plate.

It was a cruel blow for Three Bridges Stud and the Liston family, they will feel the loss as he was a lightly raced horse with a big future ahead of him, he was a popular horse among breeders that had used his services.

His first crop of yearlings was auctioned in 2017, they sold to $ 150,000 and $120,000, his draft of 31 yearlings averaged $60,000, an amazing return on a service fee of $11,000.

Unencumbered was by Testa Rossa, a brilliant sprinter and a successful sire, his progeny earnings alone amounted to over $76 million.

He was a lightly raced horse with loads of potential, whilst he had just the 10 starts, winning 5 races, and was only out of the money twice, with stake earnings of $1.908, 850.

Replacing Unencumbered could be difficult; a colt that wins a couple of races, the asking price can get mixed up with telephone numbers sometimes.

Back in the twenties the locally bred sire was known as the colonial sire, breeders preferring the imported horse, until Valais sired Heroic, he was a great racehorse and champion sire for seven seasons.

Breeders had to relent when Heroic sired Hall Mark, Nuffield, Hua and Ajax, he did sire the dual Derby winner Magnificent, that’s about all.

The imported horses were soon back on the scene where they had been previously ,until Todman and Vain appeared, the modern day breeders took a punt, and the locally bred sires are now dominant.


No Bed of Roses for Saab

Life has never been a bed of roses for Saab Hasan, he has worked hard for what he has, and darn hard at that.

Everything is for the horses, he trains, he has a few slow ones, every trainer will own up to that, training can be a frustrating occupation.

Saab is a battler and a hard worker, he puts in the hard yards, yet doesn’t always get the appreciation that he deserves.

He does most of the work around the stable, with the assistance of his father, each afternoon the horses get a regular pick of grass at Flemington.  

He had a big day at Caulfield on Saturday, the one that he so richly deserves when Shoreham won the Group 3 Easter Cup, over 2000 metres, aided by a long sustained run on the rails.

Daniel Moor carried out the riding instructions to the letter; it was a very good ride as he never went around a single horse in the race.

He could easily repeat the performance, if he puts his best foot forwards, as he did in the Easter Cup on Saturday.

There was a Shoreham racing back in the early fifties; he went to America after running second to Hydrogen in the Victoria Derby.    

Lightning struck twice over the Easter week-end, at Stawell, when Spearhead won for the stable.P1030301 Mobile


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lot 85 danish spy lr Mobile

Lot 85 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible from Danish Spy by Dane Shadow, this is her first foal, she won five races to 1209 to 2000 metres and stakes placed half sister to Forest Spy.
Second dam Super Snopper by Zeditave, dam of 9 foals to race 8 winners, half sister to Watch, winner of the Gimcrack Stakes.
Third dam Peeping by Todman, winner of the VRC Maribyrnong Plate, this colt looks an early winner

lot 109 Elimbari lr Mobile

Lot 109 Bay or Brown Filly by I Am Invincible from Elimbari by Fastnet Rock, a winning dam at 2 over 1100 metres, Group 3 placed Kindergarden Stakes, half sister to Amelia’s Dream and You Bolt, this is her fifth foal, her fourth foal is a a two year old she has produced 2 winners, Amanito 2 wins and Riapinka 2 wins, second dam Shalt Not, 4 wins half sister to Wide Berth

lot 119 express power lr Mobile.Lot 119 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible from Express Power by Snitzel ,an outstanding colt with a pedigree to match, dam 4 time winner, this is second foal, her first foal is a two year old.
Second dam Lady’s Delight (SAF) won 6 races to Group 2 level and four races at Listed level, this colt is from the family of Ace High, Victoria Derby winner.

lot 169 hoss amor lr Mobile Lot 169 Bay Colt by I Am Invincible by Hoss Amor by General Nediym, dam won 4 races from 1100 to 1400 metres, stakes earnings of $425,350, this is her third foal, her 2nd foal is a two year old, dam of one foal to race, Poetic Charmer, a winner at 1400 metres. Third dam Loving Cup 5 wins, 3rd in the Golden Slipper Stakes, won by Burst

lot 448 zimaretto lr Mobile. Lot 448 Bay or Brown Filly by I Am Invincible from Zimaretto by Anabaa ,this is her 6th foal, 4 foals to race, all winners, including Cruden Bay 2 wins at 2, including MVRC Listed St Albans Handicap , and Zelletto 4 wins, From Within and Lozada both winners, grand dam imported Borely (GB) a proven producer.

lot 498 velasco lr MobileLot 498 Bay Colt by Hinchinbrook from Velasco by Flying Spur, a winner at 2 -1200 metres of Matamata Breeders Stakes Group 2, this is her 8th living foal, 5 foals to race, all winners, including Debellatio 3wins inc. WATC Sire Produce Stakes Group 3 , Devoirs winner at 1600 metres BRC Princess Stakes Listed.            


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