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Trapeze Artist (AUS)

2014 Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) x Treppes (Domesday)
trapeze artist

Group winning, Group 1 placed 2YO & Champion 3YO … set track records in Group 1 All Aged and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes … smashed Black Caviar’s race record in Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes, defeating Redzel, English, Le Romain, Brave Smash, Global Glamour, In Her Time etc. … set record winning margin of 4.5 lengths in Group 1 Golden Rose … winner of over $5.5m in prizemoney and the highest ever rated horse by current champion sire, Snitzel … commenced stud duties in 2019 and covered over 300 mares in his first 2 seasons.

Widden Stud

Widden Stud

Stands at Widden Stud
2023 FEE: $55,000

Operating for over 150 years under the ownership of the Thompson family, Widden Stud is a name synonymous with champion sires – Marscay, Vain, Bletchingly, Todman, General Nediym, Northern Meteor & Stratum – brilliant, tough, speed oriented horses that left a legacy of greatness for generations to come. Geography and mother nature have bestowed tremendous natural gifts on Widden, making it one of the most picturesque farms in the world, offering an unparalleled environment for young thoroughbreds. Located on 7,000 acres of spectacular horse country in the Widden Valley, the farm features rich alluvial creek flats sheltered by magnificent sandstone cliffs providing pristine and tranquil surrounds.

Widden Valley , via Denman, NSW, 2328
+61 (02) 6549 9999
Antony Thompson - NSW
0427 470 507
Matt Comerford - NSW
0424 742 672
Adam Henry - VIC
0428 036 472
Philip Marshall - VIC
0407 853 782

Latest News

Winning Return for Talented Trapeze Artist 3YO

Tumbling was an impressive debut winner at Ballarat back in March before finishing fourth to Libertad in the Group III ATC Kindergarten Stakes and he made a winning return at Canterbury on Friday night.

Gallant Prince Earns Top Billing in Competitive Maiden

The Clayton Douglas-trained Gallant Prince kept the ball rolling for Trapeze Artist in a competitive 1400m maiden for 3yos at Pakenham on Thursday, with connections of the first three across the line taking plenty of encouragement.

Highest Priced Trapeze Artist Colt Makes Exciting Debut

Seven 2-year-olds made their career debuts in the Toyota Forklifts Maiden Hcp (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Wednesday, and the Trapeze Artist colt Spywire put them to the sword.

New Winner for Trapeze Artist

The second season sires list has become super interesting as we work through spring with Group I winners for Harry Angel (IRE) and Trapeze Artist, who added a new maiden winner to his tally at Newcastle on Monday to lead his peers by earnings and share the lead by winners.

Trapeze Artist Rules the Roost

A $500,000 Inglis Easter purchase for De Burgh Equine / William Johnson Bloodstock (FBAA) / Glen Hill Farm from the Lime Country Thoroughbreds draft, Worth Avenue became the 11th winner this season for Trapeze Artist when saluting at Muswellbrook on Monday in the colours of US bloodstock investor Craig Bernick.

Track Record Breaker for Trapeze Artist

The Gary Portelli-trained Trapeze Artist colt Flying Trapeze kept the winning run going for his sire when scoring a stylish win at Randwick on Wednesday breaking the course record for 1400m on the Kensington track.

Current Runners Accepted

Thursday, December 7
New Plymouth Raceway Race 5 - 1400m Maiden
Rebecchi (ex: Nicoletta) Tnr: Andrew Forsman Rdr: Masahiro Hashizume
Friday, December 8
Doomben Race 1 - 1640m Maiden
Leitzel (ex: Bella Rossie) Tnr: Chris Waller Rdr:
Doomben Race 2 - 1110m Maiden
Cartwheels (ex: Highway) Tnr: S and M O'Dea and Hoysted Rdr: Justin Huxtable
Doomben Race 5 - 1200m Maiden
Cartwheels (ex: Highway) Tnr: S and M O'Dea and Hoysted Rdr:
Gosford Race 6 - 1200m Maiden
Piggyback (ex: Wowee) Tnr: C and D Maher and Eustace Rdr: Ashley Morgan
Moonee Valley Race 8 - 1200m Class 1
Reprisal (ex: Bisutti) Tnr: Danny O'Brien Rdr:
Saturday, December 9
Eagle Farm Race 3 - 1000m Open
Spywire (ex: Secret Trail) Tnr: C and D Maher and Eustace Rdr: Ryan Maloney
Kembla Grange Race 5 - 1200m Maiden
Costner (ex: More Than A Legend) Tnr: John O'Shea Rdr: Alysha Collett
Wangaratta Race 1 - 1170m Maiden
Wirewalker (ex: Modesty) Tnr: Simon Zahra Rdr: Chloe Azzopardi
Sunday, December 10
Hawkesbury Race 4 - 1600m Maiden
Concello (ex: Senta Helga) Tnr: Chris Waller Rdr: Zac Lloyd
Murray Bridge Gh Race 2 - 1200m Maiden
Stupendous (ex: Waltzing Wodka) Tnr: Chris Bieg Rdr: Dominic Tourneur
Nowra Race 6 - 1400m Maiden
Greatestofease (ex: Lecture) Tnr: Natalie Jarvis Rdr: Alysha Collett
Monday, December 11
Orange Race 5 - 1410m Maiden
Brazen Artist (ex: She's Brazen) Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Rory Hutchings
Orange Race 5 - 1410m Maiden
Piggyback (ex: Wowee) Tnr: C and D Maher and Eustace Rdr: Darragh Keenan
Tuncurry Race 5 - 1300m Maiden
Brazen Artist (ex: She's Brazen) Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Heavelon Van Der Hoven
Wednesday, December 13
Eagle Farm Race 6 - 1400m Maiden 0
Leitzel (ex: Bella Rossie)
Tnr: Chris Waller
Mornington Race 8 - 1500m Benchmark 64 0
Dismount (ex: She's Not)
Tnr: A and S Freedman
Wyong Race 2 - 1100m Open 0
Spywire (ex: Secret Trail)
Tnr: C and D Maher and Eustace
Wyong Race 7 - 1350m Maiden 0
Costner (ex: More Than A Legend)
Tnr: John O'Shea
Piggyback (ex: Wowee)
Tnr: C and D Maher and Eustace




Top Sales

2021 ex Secret Trail(AUS)
2021 ex Pienkna(AUS)
2021 ex Lone(AUS)
2021 ex Comprende(AUS)
2021 ex Princess Wildfire(AUS)

Australia Yearling Stats

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Pedigree Table

Snitzel (AUS) 2002
Treppes (AUS) 2007
Redoute's Choice (AUS) 1996
Snippets' Lass (AUS) 1993
Domesday (AUS) 2002
Traipse (AUS) 1989
Danehill (USA) 1992
Shantha's Choice (AUS) 1992
Snippets (AUS) 1984
Snow Finch (IRE) 1984
Red Ransom (USA) 1997
In The Past (GB) 1997
Bletchingly (AUS) 1970
Elegant Walk (AUS) 1979
Bletchingly: 3d x5s
Northern Dancer: 5s x5s
Storm Bird: 4s x5d

Runners Today

New Plymouth Raceway
Race 5 Rebecchi 3g ex: Nicoletta 7th
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Yesterday's Results

1st Balaklava: Zarkana 3f ex Diva Express
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Australasian Distance Performance

Short <= 1200m
55.2% - (16)
Sprint 1201m - 1400m
31% - (9)
Mile 1401m - 1600m
13.8% - (4)
Mid 1601m - 2000m
0% - (0)
Stay 2001m - 2400m
0% - (0)
Long 2400m+
0% - (0)

Top Nicks

1 wnrs , (1 sw) Griff
2 wnrs Lady Of Poise
2 wnrs Trapeze Pleasure
Afleet Express
1 wnrs Zarkana
1 wnrs Spin Doctor
Ascot Knight
1 wnrs Wallenda
1 wnrs Flying Trapeze
City Zip
1 wnrs Disneck
1 wnrs Spywire
1 wnrs Dismount

Race Record

At 2
1st - Mercedes Benz Black Opal (1200) Gr.3
1st - X X X X Gold Mdn Plate (1250)
3rd - Inglis Sires' (1400) Gr.1
4th - Chris Toogood Hcp (1200)
At 3
1st - De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (1400) Gr.1
1st - Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200) Gr.1
1st - Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400) Gr.1
1st - Sydney Markets Expressway Stks (1200) Gr.2
3rd - Mostyn Copper Grp R'wick Gneas (1600) Gr.1
4th - Kari Stan Fox Stakes (1500) Gr.2
4th - Hobartville Stakes (1400) Gr.2
At 4
1st - Canterbury League Club Stakes (1300) Gr.1
2nd - The Tab Everest (1200)
3rd - Theo Marks Stakes (1300) Gr.2
4th - Santos Coffee Premiere Stakes (1200) Gr.2
4th - Expressway Stakes (1200) Gr.2

Fee History

2022-$55,000 , 2021-$66,000 , 2020-$77,000 , 2019-$88,000

Grandsons of Redoute's Choice at Stud in Australasia