Snitzel’s fourth consecutive General Sires’ Premiership, won with $17.8 million prizemoney, more than $2 million clear of I Am Invincible and Pierro,  confirms Arrowfield’s superstar as the dominant Australian sire of his era. 

It is the eighth Premiership won by an Arrowfield stallion in the past 15 years, following Redoute’s Choice (2006, 2010, 2014), Flying Spur (2007) and Snitzel’s titles in 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Snitzel also heads the 2019/20 General Sires’ table by Stakeswinners (18) & Stakes Wins (25), ahead of Exceed and Excel (14 & 20) and I Am Invincible (13 & 17). Most significantly, his lifetime SW/Runners strike rate from his Australian crops remains an imposing 9.8 per cent.


 Arrowfield’s Chairman John Messara says, “Only the very best stallions can do what Snitzel does, he is absolutely amazing and we are all extremely proud of him. 

“I’m grateful for the support he receives from his shareholders, breeders, buyers, owners and trainers and look forward to seeing them all enjoy more success with Snitzel’s progeny – because there is plenty more to come!”

Four straight titles earn Snitzel a place in the loftiest company. In the 137-year history of the Premiership, only Valais (in the 1920s), his son Heroic (1930s), Delville Wood (1950s), Star Kingdom (1960s) and Snitzel’s grandsire Danehill (2000s) have previously won four or more consecutive premierships.

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It can be argued that Snitzel has had a more difficult task than his illustrious predecessors, as a Danehill grandson meeting a Danehill-saturated broodmare population, in a period of major global investment and competition from a stellar cohort of established & emerging Australasian sires. They include a record number of 11 other stallions that have earned $10 million or more during this season, among them former Champion Sires Fastnet Rock (4th) and Exceed and Excel (8th), and his own barnmates, the recently retired Not A Single Doubt (5th) and Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon (9th). 

Snitzel also becomes the only three-time winner of the Australian 2YO Sires’ Premiership in the past two decades with $4.7 million, 28 winners & 4 stakeswinners. Not A Single Doubt made a race of it with $4.3 million, followed by I Am Invincible ($2.7 million) and Redoute’s Choice ($1.5 million), whose dual Group 1-winning son King’s Legacy led the legendary sire’s best 2YO season since 2011/12. 

Snitzel’s splendid 2YO daughter Away Game was his highest earner this season, contributing $2.7 million from her four Group & Listed wins, notably the Percy Sykes S. G2 & Magic Millions 2YO Classic RL, and her gallant runner-up finish to Not A Single Doubt’s son Farnan in the Golden Slipper G1. 

It has been a year of deep, diverse and consistent achievement for Snitzel, with stakes success distributed across every quarter, by horses from six crops & 14 stables at distances from 1000m to 2400 metres.

Six of his 18 stakeswinners this season are home-breds: his 14th Group 1 winner I Am Excited for Bell River Thoroughbreds, his milestone 100th SW Splintex for Geoff & Mary Grimish, Exhilarates for Godolphin, Macroura for Aquis Farm, Sure Knee for Ingham Racing & Sylvia’s Mother for Rob & Pam Crosby.

Snitzel’s other 12 stakeswinners were sold as yearlings for prices ranging from $1.05 million (for Akari) to $90,000 (for Irithea) – both those sales achieved by Arrowfield. Five were sold at Inglis Easter, and 7 found buyers at the Magic Millions Gold Coast or National Sales.

The most successful trainers of Snitzel’s progeny this season are Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, thanks to five stakes wins by juvenile fillies Away Game & Macroura; and Peter & Paul Snowden who prepared the individual stakeswinners Redzel, Spending to Win, Wayupinthesky & Wild Ruler. 

Arrowfield Release

  • Bel Esprit +

     Bel Esprit Has already achieved a place in the history books as the sire of the magnificent World Champion, Black Read More
  • Better Than Ready +

    Better Than Ready   A striking athletic almost black stallion with exceptional ability- 16 starts, 8 wins, 4 stakes wins, Group 1 Read More
  • Brutal +

    BRUTAL     Won the time-honoured Group 1 Doncaster Handicap in fewer starts than any horse in history.   "Brutal Read More
  • Capitalist +

    CAPITALIST   GOLDEN SLIPPER-WINNING CHAMPION 2YO . A stunning son of hot sire Written Tycoon.    Stallion Name: Capitalist Phone +61 (0)2 Read More
  • Castelvecchio +

    Castelvecchio Record-breaking Champagne 2YO, Classic 3YO & Cox Plate runner-up - Castelvecchio's action-packed elite career answered every question. Add his Danehill-free Read More
  • Cosmic Force +

    Cosmic Force    Fast enough to win the Group 2 WFA Everest lead-up defeating Classique Legend, Osborne Bulls, Graff, etc. Read More
  • Dissident +

    Dissident AUSTRALIA’S BEST RACEHORSE OF THE YEAR 2015. A stunning son of hot sire Sebring.    Stallion Name: Dissident Phone +61 Read More
  • Dundeel (NZ) +

    Dundeel (NZ)     Dundeel retires to as a six-time Group 1 winner with over $5.3million in prizemoney. Few horses Read More
  • Extreme Choice +

    EXTREME CHOICE   BLUE DIAMOND WINNING 2YO . A stunning son of hot sire Not A Single Doubt.    Stallion Name: Extreme Read More
  • Flying Artie +

    FLYING ARTIE    EXCEPTIONAL JUVENILE, WORLD CHAMPION 3YO SPRINTER An Exceptional Juvenile - won the G3 Blue Diamond Prelude defeating Star Read More
  • Kiss And Make Up +

    Kiss And Make Up      Kiss And Make Up was, without doubt, a talented two-year-old and put weight to Read More
  • Love Conquers All +

    Love Conquers All     A tough, classy and consistent sprinter/miler, LOVE CONQUERS ALL captured five stakes events, three of them Read More
  • Nicconi +

    Nicconi   Dual Gr 1 winner of the Lightning Stakes (Flemington) & The Galaxy (Randwick) and Co-Champion Australian 3yo Sprinter and Read More
  • Not A Single Doubt +

    Not A Single Doubt Not A Single Doubt about Miracles of Life. Not A Single Doubt’s brilliant daughter Miracles of Life Read More
  • Pariah +

    PARIAH    One of the highest rated two-year-olds of his generation, returning with Group brilliance over 1100m, the beautiful son Read More
  • Reward For Effort +

    Reward For Effort  Won the Group 1 Blue Diamond as a 2YO - Undefeated Weight-For-Age 3YO, Group Winner as a 4YO.  Competed Read More
  • Russian Revolution +

    RUSSIAN REVOLUTION    SNITZEL’S FASTEST SON AT STUD   "He's absolutely one of the quickest horses we have ever trained." Read More
  • Showtime +

    SHOWTIME The extravagantly good-looking, super-competitive son of Champion sire Snitzel, Group 2 winner at 1400m & 1600m, twice Group 1-placed Read More
  • Snitzel +

    Snitzel  A Major Sire in the Making - Snitzel's 2013/14 season has taken off impressively, with talented son Malavio breaking through Read More
  • Star Witness +

     Star Witness    Multiple Gr 1 performer internationally; 2nd King’s Stand Gr 1, 3rd Golden Jubilee Gr 1   Stallion Read More
  • The Autumn Sun +

     The Autumn Sun The spectacular star of his generation, the best colt by supersire Redoute's Choice, the 5-time Group 1 Read More
  • Tosen Stardom +

    Tosen Stardom    The only Australian dual G1 winning son of the best stallion in the world, Deep ImpactPhenomenal opportunity Read More
  • Winning Rupert +

    WINNING RUPERT       Stallion Name: Winning Rupert Phone +61 (0)2 6543 8395   ARSN No    Mobile +61 Read More
  • Written Tycoon +

    Written Tycoon    With limited runners Written Tycoon has one of the highest winners to runners and stakes performers to Read More
  • Zoustar +

    Zoustar  Now shuttling between Widden Stud and Tweenhills (UK)   In a brief 8 start career to date Zoustar has Read More
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