G1 Galaxy Winner for Snitzel

i am excited-galaxyArrowfield Stud based sires enjoyed great success on Saturday at Rosehill with Group I success for Not a Single Doubt (Farnan), Dundeel (Castelvecchio) and also Snitzel, who chimed in late when his speedy daughter I Am Excited claimed her first win at the elite level in the Group I ATC The Galaxy (1100m).

She hit the line hard late under Tim Clark to claim a narrow win over I Am Invincible mare Miss Leonidas with Tofane (Ocean Park) a close third to give mares the trifecta in this Group I sprint.

Castelvecchio Leads Inglis Charge

castelvecchio-rosehill.guineasOutstanding 3YO Castelvecchio today won the G1 Rosehill Guineas but his owner Ottavio Galletta is already eyeing off more top-level success over the next month.

“It’s terrific, he’s a terrific horse, and now he’s going to win the Derby and the Queen Elizabeth,’’ Galletta, who bought Castelvecchio at the 2018 Classic Yearling Sale for $150,000 from Arrowfield Stud, said.

“And then the Cox Plate later in the year. He’s only going to get better over more ground.

“Last start, many said he was disappointing but it was too short for him, he had a lot of inconveniencies and knocks. You only need to look at the stewards’ report to know to forget about it.

Brutal to Stud After Corona Cancellations

brutal doncasterDoncaster winner Brutal has had his career brought to a halt courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic with his retirement announced.

Brutal had been in work with a preparation targeted at the Brisbane Winter Carnival and Group One Stradbroke Handicap with a possible tilt at Royal Ascot afterwards.

With the winter carnival abandoned however and Royal Ascot under a coronavirus cloud, the four year -old has been retired to stand at Newgate Farm.

"It's disappointing but that's the way the cookie crumbles," said Newgate Farm's managing director Henry Field.

Not A Single Doubt Can Do It All - Shout The Bar Claims the Vinery Stud Stakes

shout-the-bar-The Not A Single Doubt Farnan was a popular winner of the Golden Slipper but the Vinery was expected to be another match race between the old foes Funstar and Sababeel but Shout The Bar was about to spoil the party.

 

The lightly-raced daughter of Not A Single Doubt went off a $16 chance after winning her first two starts at Newcastle and Randwick before going down by the narrowest of margins in the Group III Kembla Grange Classic.

Sent straight to the front by Adam Hyeronimus, Shout The Bar came under a strong challenge in the straight but she kept up a relentless gallop to defeat Probabeel (Savabeel) by a neck with a length back to Nudge (Fastnet Rock) who edged Funstar (Adelaide) for third.

$725,000 Snitzel Colt Tops Premier Day 1

Snitzel-melb premThe third most expensive yearling to ever sell in Victoria set the Oaklands auditorium alight today as a Snitzel colt from Blue Gum Farm sold to Aquis Farm for $725,000.

On a day when all key financial year-on-year indicators were significantly up it was lot 227 (Snitzel x Jestajingle) which stole the show, with fierce bidding creating spectacular theatre for the enormous crowd who had ventured to Oaklands for Day 1 of the Premier Yearling Sale.

The result – for both breeders Neville and Susan Duncan and vendor Phil Campbell of Blue Gum Farm – was spectacular, causing stirring emotion between both parties.

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