Wild Ruler on Top in the Moir Stakes - 16th Group 1 Winner for Snitzel

Mark Smith - Friday September 24

With four stakes wins under his belt, Wild Ruler had already booked his place on the Newgate Farm stallion roster, but the striking son of Snitzel made sure he will be among the most sought-after stallions next season following his Group 1 triumph in Friday night’s $1,000,000 Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley.

Wild Ruler fends off The Inferno (image Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained 4yo became the sixth stakes-winner for Snitzel in the first few months od the season when he held off The Inferno (Holy Roman Emperor) by a short-head with Trekking (Street Cry) a further one and a quarter lengths back in third.

The second Group 1 winner in the space of seven days for Daniel Moor, Wild Ruler advances his record to six wins, two seconds, and two thirds from 13 starts with earnings of $2,164,125.

  • 1st Group 1 Moonee Valley Moir Stakes 1000m
  • 1st GII Randwick Arrowfield 3Yo Sprint 1200m
  • 1st GII Randwick Roman Consul Stakes 1200m
  • 1st LR Randwick Tokyo City Keiba Fireball Stakes 1100m
  • 1st LR Rosehill Heritage Stakes 1100m
  • 1st Randwick Inglis Nursery 1000m

“I thought he wasn’t going to get out and I was screaming at the TV, it was a very tough win and congratulations to everyone involved, it was great,” stable representative Andrew Angelone said.

“He arrived last Thursday, came down here (Moonee Valley) on Monday and he’s been great. I last saw him in the Coolmore and he’s just matured so much, he’s such a lovely type of horse and he’s just fantastic.

“It’s very important to come and have a look at The Valley. It’s a daunting track - everything is really close. It’s a tight turning track so it is always good for them to have a look.

Hollywood handsome Wild Ruler (image Brett Holburt/Raciong Photos)

“He’s a professional with everything he does and I knew that would definitely help him.

“Daniel shouldered his way out at the right time. It looked like The Inferno was going to get him but to his credit he kicked on and looked impressive to the line.”

Purchased by China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar for $525,000 out of the Kia Ora Stud draft at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Wild Ruler kick-started his career in the $500,000 Inglis Nursery.

Bred by Kia Ora Stud, Wild Ruler is the third foal and second winner out of the smart racemare Gypsy Robin (USA).

Wild Ruler a $525,000 Inglis Easter yearling

An imported daughter of the Awesome Again stallion Daaher, Gypsy Robin (USA) won six races from 12 starts in the States, including a pair of Grade II Stakes and was runner-up in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga.

Gypsy Robin’s 2yo filly by American Pharoah (USA) left the ring unsold when failing to make her $200,000 reserve at the recent Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

After foaling another filly by the Triple Crown hero last spring, Gypsy Robin (USA) revisited Snitzel.

Wild Ruler becomes the 16th Group 1 winner for Arrowfield Stud’s multiple champion Snitzel.


Race Result - Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stks Gr1 1000m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 0:57.08
Wild Ruler
T: P & P Snowden J: D Moor 58.5
4h Snitzel (AUS) x Gypsy Robin (USA) (Daaher (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Kia Ora Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock / WinStar
The Inferno
T: C I Brown J: Damian Lane 58.5
5g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Spina Rosa (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $140,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Cliff Brown Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $10,000
V:Newhaven Park Boorowa NSW
B: Paul Willetts Bloodstock/Buffalo & Co Ltd
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 58.5
7g Street Cry (IRE) x Outdoor (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Ballistic Lover
T: Joseph Pride J: B Mc Dougall 56.5
4m Smart Missile (AUS) x She's A Sweetheart (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $80,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: Damien Thornton 52
3c Shalaa (IRE) x Fimatino (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Fernrigg Farm, Denman, NSW
B: Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Jye McNeil 52
3c Capitalist (AUS) x Athena Lass (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $165,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Roll The Dice Racing Pty Ltd / Rogers Bloodstock
September Run
T: C J Waller J: John Allen 56.5
4m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Pittsburgh Flyer (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $380,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Hermitage Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Swats That
T: L & T Corstens J: D Oliver 56.5
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x Is It A Mosquito (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Miss Albania
T: E Jusufovic J: Liam Riordan 56.5
5m Magnus (AUS) x Little Artist (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: J Williams
Portland Sky
T: M M Laurie J: L Currie 58.5
4h Deep Field (AUS) x Sky Rumba (AUS) (Shrewd Rhythm (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $85,000
V:Alwyn Park Stud Serpentine WA
B: Matt Laurie Racing
Brooklyn Hustle
T: J Warren & D Krongold J: B Prebble 56.5
5m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Joint Aspiration (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
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