Snitzel – Still the One

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 28

Arrowfield Stud’s multiple champion sire Snitzel is turning 20 this year and is still at the very top of his game having sired more Australian stakes-winners this season than any other sire, so let’s take a look at the mares he covered last spring.


Priced at $165,000 last year and up to $220,000 this year, Snitzel is always a popular choice for commercial breeders looking to get the big dollars in the sale ring and give a young mare the best possible opportunity of success.

His book of 165 mares last year featured over 50 stakes-winners and the dams of over 50 stakes-winners, so the quality is certainly top class, but the most interesting aspect about his book was the number of imported mares from the Northern Hemisphere.

He covered 31 mares bred in a variety of countries with Japan the most prevalent with 11 mares coming from that region which has delivered plenty of success for Arrowfield Stud in the past.

Snitzel has sired 18 Group I winners in his stellar career, but never ever an Oaks or Derby winner, however the pedigrees of some of these mares would suggest that elusive goal may yet be achieved.


Mare Name Born Country Damsire Best Win
Pippie 2015 AUS Written Tycoon G1
Silent Sedition 2012 AUS War Chant G1
Via Africa 2009 SAF Var G1
Loving Gaby 2016 AUS I Am Invincible G1
First Seal 2011 AUS Fastnet Rock G1
English 2012 AUS Encosta De Lago G1
Princess Coup 2003 AUS Encosta De Lago G1
Perfect Fit 2011 NZ Elusive City G1
Rising Romance 2010 NZ Ekraar G1
Carry On Alice 2011 SAF Captain Al G1
Hips Don't Lie 2005 NZ Stravinsky G2
Quilista 2013 AUS Scandal Keeper G2
My Emotion 2006 NZ Savabeel G2
Queen Of Diamonds 2015 NZ Savabeel G2
Reelem In Ruby 2015 AUS Pierro G2
Sword Of Light 2013 AUS New Approach G2
Wild Rain 2011 AUS Manhattan Rain G2
Love You Lucy 2015 AUS Love Conquers All G2
Spanish Reef 2013 AUS Lope De Vega G2
Fiesta 2015 AUS I Am Invincible G2
Omei Sword 2013 AUS High Chaparral G2
Bennetta 2009 AUS General Nediym G2
Paradee 2016 AUS Epaulette G2
Fascino 2016 NZ Charm Spirit G2
Alexandra Rose 2002 SAF Caesour G2
Chocolate Martini 2015 USA Broken Vow G2
Zennista 2007 NZ Zenno Rob Roy G3
Star Fashion 2010 AUS Street Cry G3
Samovare 2013 AUS Savabeel G3
Showbeel 2016 NZ Savabeel G3
Euro Angel 2012 NZ Rip Van Winkle G3
Imposing Lass 2012 NZ Makfi G3
Madotti 2012 AUS Falvelon G3
Fifth Avenue Lady 2004 AUS Encosta De Lago G3
Ms Bad Behavior 2015 CAN Blame G3
Hot Dipped 2013 AUS Written Tycoon Listed
Market Ruler 2015 AUS Universal Ruler Listed
Stormy Victoria 2012 FR Stormy River Listed
Magic Alibi 2012 AUS Star Witness Listed
Smart Coupe 2014 AUS Smart Missile Listed
Bulbula 2010 AUS Shamardal Listed
Anjana 2015 AUS Sepoy Listed
Candika 2013 AUS Sebring Listed
Hindaam 2017 NZ Savabeel Listed
Sewreel 2012 NZ Savabeel Listed
Indecision 2013 NZ Per Incanto Listed
Bonny O'Reilly 2012 NZ O'Reilly Listed
Cellargirl 2014 AUS More Than Ready Listed
Baby Pink 2015 IRE Invincible Spirit Listed
Iffranesia 2010 FR Iffraaj Listed
The Huntress 2010 AUS Husson Listed
In Good Health 2015 AUS Congrats Listed




Name of Mare Born Damsire Stakes-Winner BestWin
Alexandra Rose 2002 Caesour Oleksandra G1
Bislieri 2006 Encosta De Lago Sofia Rosa G1
Breakfast In Bed 2009 Hussonet King's Legacy G1
In The Vanguard 2013 Encosta De Lago Sword Of State G1
Kisma 1999 Snippets Red Tracer G1
Kisma 1999 Snippets Shellscrape G1
Negotiate 2004 Red Ransom Secret Agenda G1
Prompt 2005 Exceed And Excel Prompt Response G1
Rising Romance 2010 Ekraar Yearning G1
Simply Carina 2007 El Prado Heavenly Blue G1
Star Pupil 2010 Starcraft Stronger G1
Subsequent 2008 Encosta De Lago Summer Passage G1
Treppes 2007 Domesday Trapeze Artist G1
Vasilissa 2012 Heart'S Cry Tagaloa G1
Via Africa 2009 Var In The Congo G1
Zighy Bay 2010 Tapit Qafila G1
Acquired 2004 O'Reilly Splintex G2
Di Lusso 2009 Lonhro Contessa Vanessa G2
Dream Cirque 2013 Dream Ahead Lightsaber G2
Euro Angel 2012 Rip Van Winkle Mr Mozart G2
Forbidden 2004 General Nediym Mamaragan G2
Maybe I 2005 Red Ransom Ringerdingding G2
Miss Charming 2010 Forestry Letzbeglam G2
Pinocchio 2009 Encosta De Lago Aethero G2
Pinocchio 2009 Encosta De Lago Classique Legend G2
Salma 2009 Encosta De Lago Hilal G2
Bulbula 2010 Shamardal Aryaaf G3
Found The One 2007 Bel Esprit Sylvia's Mother G3
Heart Of Thrills 2009 Show A Heart Extreme Warrior G3
Hips Don't Lie 2005 Stravinsky Ennis Hill G3
Jestajingle 2012 Lonhro Bruckner G3
Kirovskaya 2005 French Deputy Irithea G3
Kisma 1999 Snippets Counterattack G3
Madame Andree 2009 War Emblem Anders G3
Princess Coup 2003 Encosta De Lago Argentia G3
Princess Coup 2003 Encosta De Lago Thewizardofoz G3
Prompt 2005 Exceed And Excel Prompt Return G3
Secluded 2008 Hussonet Pariah G3
Serenada 2006 Encosta De Lago Mclaren G3
Special Lover 2012 Pins Miss Roseiano G3
Top Cuban 2005 Anabaa Havana G3
Acquired 2004 O'Reilly Invictus Salute Listed
Heart Of Thrills 2009 Show A Heart Thrillster Listed
Hips Don't Lie 2005 Stravinsky Acrobat Listed
Hips Don't Lie 2005 Stravinsky Lake Geneva Listed
Mezulla 2009 Shamardal Ranch Hand Listed
Novel Dancer 2011 Written Tycoon Pancho Listed
Pass The Parcel 2006 More Than Ready Express Pass Listed
Salma 2009 Encosta De Lago Salateen Listed
Thalia 2011 Medaglia D'Oro Aquitaine Listed
Thalia 2011 Medaglia D'Oro Bacchanalia Listed
Top Cuban 2005 Anabaa Diplomatico Listed
Zastava 2006 Encosta De Lago Confrontational Listed


Sires of Dams Covered by Snitzel (4 or more mares)

In this table we’ve had a look at the sires of these stellar mares that have gone to Snitzel and looked to see the success rate of the nick in terms of winner to runner and SW to runner.

The overall statistics for Snitzel are 77.2% winner to runner and 9.1% SW to runner.

Broodmare Sire Number of Mares Winner to runner SW to runner
Encosta de Lago 15 72% 8% 6 SW (3 G1) 75 runners
Medaglia D’Oro (USA) 6 66.7% 6 runners, 4 winners  
More than Ready (USA) 6 93.8% 6.2% 2 SW 32 runners
Savabeel 6 50% 12 runners 6 winners  
Lonhro 5 57.1% 28.5% 2 SW 7 runners
Street Cry (IRE) 5 81.8% 27.2% 3 SW 11 runners
All Too Hard 4 No runners  
I Am invincible 4 66.7% 3 runners, 2 winners  
O’Reilly 4 100% 18.1% 2 SW 11 runners



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