Best On Breeding

Mark Smith - Friday June 24

Time may have run out for Snitzel to catch Rebel Dane for Champion 2yo Sire honours; however, the champion Arrowfield Stud stallion has plenty riding on the result of Saturday's Listed Tattersall's Life Members Stakes at Eagle Farm.

Snitzel is running neck and neck with the champion sire elect, I Am Invincible, for the number of stakes winners with seventeen apiece, while I Am Invincible currently leads Snitzel five to four for individual 2yo stakes winners.

The Michael Freedman-trained Snitzel filly Resistible takes the quantum leap from a Newcastle maiden to the Listed  Tattersall's Life Members Stakes.

A $270,000 buy for Ferguson Bloodstock from the Baramul Stud draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Resistible is the tenth foal of the unraced Rebel Sister.

A daughter of Falbrav (IRE), Rebel Sister's pedigree page is barely recognizable from that which saw her sell for $17,000 at the 2009 National Broodmare Sale.

Much of that is due to Rebel Sister herself, who headed to Western Australia after her purchase by Impressive Racing.

Her first foal Rebel Son (Snippetson), was a 3-time stakes-winner of over $540,000.

Third foal Rebel King (Universal Ruler) banked over $912,000 with 12 wins and was a 4-time stakes-winner.  

Rebel King's brother Rebel Knight was a stakes-placed winner of three races.

When Rebel Sister graced the Magic Millions sales ring for the second time nine years later, it took a bid of $300,000 for Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud to take her home.

Rebel Sister had been at stud for 10 years when purchased by Baramul Stud

While Rebel Sister had more than played her part, her five years younger half-brother Black Heart Bart put the cherry on top when moving from the west to carve up the best sprinters in the land.

The hugely popular son of Blackfriars retired with prizemoney of over $4.8million from 17 wins, 15 stakes, and six Group Ones.

This is a pedigree that goes deep. Rebel Sister's talented dam Sister Theresa (At-Talaq) is a half-sister to Group 1 NZ Oaks and Group 1 Ansett Australia (Vinery Stud Stakes) winner Savannah Success (Success Express), the dam of WS Cox Plate and AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Savabeel, now one of New Zealand's greatest-ever stallions.

Sister Theresa and Savannah Success are daughters of the Group III AJC Adrian Knox Stakes winner Alma Mater (Semipalatinsk), whose great-granddam Hildegarde (Better Boy) is a sister to two of the greats of the 1960's Craftsman and Shorengo.

Craftsman won two Australian Cups, Victoria Derby and Turnbull Stakes, while Shorengo won three consecutive runnings of the MVRC J.F. Feehan Handicap (1968-69-70).

There is plenty for Baramul to look forward to as Rebel Sister has a yearling sister and weanling brother to Resistible and was covered by Zoustar last spring. 

Advertisment
More Reading...
Juan Diva caps momentous season for Taylor family
A stirring victory by Juan Diva in the Gr.3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday provided Trelawney Stud’s Taylor family with a remarkable tenth stakes win as owners for the season.
Hungry Heart Retires to Yulong
After a sparkling career on the track, the Yulong-bred, raised and owned mare, Hungry Heart (Frankel {GB} x Harlech {GB}) has been retired and will take her place alongside her own dam Harlech (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) in the Yulong broodmare band.
Nature Strip Undisputed Champion Turf Sprinter of the World
Thanks to Covid and the massive prizemoney on offer in Australia, it’s been a while since an Australian bred and trained sprinter has had the opportunity to dazzle on the world stage and Nature Strip showed last night exactly why we have the reputation for producing the best sprinters in the world.
Sires With Winners - Saturday June 25
Here is the full list of 121 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
$600,000 for Watch Me Dance Sets All Time WA Record in Perth
Group winning racemare Watch Me Dance is heading to Victoria after smashing the all time Western Australian auction record price when selling at the Perth Winter Sale today.
Godolphin and Dubawi Dominate G1 Platinum Jubilee
The highly anticipated Group I Platinum Jubilee Stakes (6f) was the centrepiece of the final day at Royal Ascot with the race producing a Dubawi quinella for Godolphin with Australian 3YO colt Artorius a late closing dead heat third with Campanelle, while Home Affairs faded to finish unplaced.
Frankel Colt Wins G1 Irish Derby
Super sire Frankel added a 23rd Group I winner to his tally overnight and he did it with Juddmonte Farms homebred colt Westover, who turned the Group I Irish Derby(1m4f) at the Curragh into a procession.
Group 1 Triumph for Star Turn's Startantes
 A masterclass by Jason Collett was rewarded with a Group 1 win for the high-class Star Turn filly Startantes in the Sky Racing Tattersall's Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
Written Tycoon's Tyresa Blows Them Away in Tattersalls Life Members Stakes
The two-year-old Written Tycoon filly Tyresa completed a great day for trainer Kelly Schweida with a hugely impressive performance in the Listed Tattersall's Life Members Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
G1 Pedigrees All in the One Place
The Group I Tatts Tiara at Eagle Farm last Saturday was the final Group I event of the Australian racing season so we’ll wrap up those last Group I races with three of the four winners tasting success at the top level for the first time.