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Trapeze Artist (AUS)

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

Ducasse a Maiden No More

In five of his first six starts, Ducasse tackled stakes company and was not disgraced in any of them; little wonder punters unloaded when the son of Trapeze Artist dropped back to midweek company in the Farnan Yearlings Selling Now Maiden Plate at Warwick Farm.

Trapeze Artist Colt Wins Titanic Tussle

The last race at Rosehill on Saturday produced a titanic tussle for victory with previously unbeaten Shamus Award filly The Black Cloud edged out in a thriller by Trapeze Artist colt Wallenda.

Commanding Artist Strikes at Eagle Farm

The decision to head north with the 2-year-old colt Commanding Artist paid off when the son of Trapeze Artist opened his winning account in the Racecourse Village Hcp (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Trapeze Artist Colt Wins $150,000 Aquis Gold Nugget

The highest-priced Trapeze Artist yearling in 2023, Spywire was a $520,000 purchase for Ciaron Maher Bloodstock/Group 1 Bloodstock from the Widden draft at Magic Millions last year and he will start amongst the top chances in next week’s $3million Magic Millions 2YO Classic after a cavalier win in the $150,000 Aquis Gold Nugget (1100m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Debut Win for Record Priced Trapeze Artist

Trapeze Artist is riding high as the leading second crop sire by earnings and winners with an exciting new winner at Cranbourne on Friday in the shape of Trapeze Warrior, who was an $850,000 Magic Millions purchase and is his highest priced yearling to date.

20 for Trapeze Artist

Trapeze Artist posted his 20th winner of the season on Wednesday with Star Thoroughbreds celebrating the first win at Eagle Farm for promising filly Leitzel, who has a full sister headed to Magic Millions 2024..

Current Runners Accepted

Friday, February 23
Canterbury Race 3 - 1200m Benchmark 64
Groundrush (ex: Grande Annee) Tnr: M, W and J Hawkes Rdr: Zac Lloyd
Terang Race 6 - 1600m Benchmark 58
Theodor (ex: Fuddle Dee Duddle) Tnr: T and C McEvoy Rdr: Madison Lloyd
Saturday, February 24
Caulfield Race 8 - 1200m Open Gr1
Spywire (ex: Secret Trail) Tnr: Ciaron Maher Rdr: John Allen
Rosehill Race 8 - 1400m Open Gr2
Ducasse (ex: Custard) Tnr: Michael Freedman Rdr: Tommy Berry
Rosehill Race 8 - 1400m Open Gr2
Flying Trapeze (ex: Coromandel) Tnr: Gary Portelli Rdr: Dylan Gibbons
Singapore Race 2 - 1400m Maiden
June (ex: Power And Fury) Tnr: Timothy Fitzsimmons Rdr: Manoel Nunes
Singapore Race 2 - 1400m Maiden
Lim's Teton (ex: Our Sea) Tnr: Dan Meagher Rdr: Marc R Lerner
Monday, February 26
Beaumont Race 3 - 1150m Maiden
Queen Calanthe (ex: Line And Sinker) Tnr: G and S Ryan and Alexiou Rdr: Andrew Adkins
Nowra Race 2 - 1100m Maiden
Swinging High (ex: Eramor) Tnr: Darryl Rolfe Rdr: Molly Bourke
Tuesday, February 27
Bendigo Race 1 - 1300m Maiden 0
Doncic (ex: Complete Finish)
Tnr: M G and M Price and Kent
Bendigo Race 3 - 1400m Maiden 0
Doncic (ex: Complete Finish)
Tnr: M G and M Price and Kent
Bendigo Race 4 - 1600m Maiden 0
Wirewalker (ex: Modesty)
Tnr: Simon Zahra
Wednesday, February 28
Doomben Race 7 - 1200m Maiden 0
Trapedo (ex: I'm So Sweet)
Tnr: Billy Healey
Rosehill Race 2 - 1100m Benchmark 72 0
Introducing (ex: Smokin' Alice)
Tnr: G and A Waterhouse and Bott
Rosehill Race 3 - 1400m Benchmark 72 0
Jacob's Time (ex: River Drift)
Tnr: G and S Ryan and Alexiou
Groundrush (ex: Grande Annee)
Tnr: M, W and J Hawkes
Sandown-Hillside Race 1 - 1400m Maiden 0
Sanzeno (ex: Soneva)
Tnr: Grahame Begg
Doncic (ex: Complete Finish)
Tnr: M G and M Price and Kent
Sandown-Hillside Race 7 - 1400m Benchmark 70 0
Gallant Prince (ex: Southern Venture)
Tnr: Clayton Douglas




Top Sales

2022 ex South of France(USA)
2022 ex Hummalong(AUS)
2022 ex Love Me Quietly(AUS)
2022 ex Lady Marvel(AUS)
2022 ex Absolute Heaven(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
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Yesterday's Results

Australasian Distance Performance

Short <= 1200m
54.2% - (26)
Sprint 1201m - 1400m
27.1% - (13)
Mile 1401m - 1600m
18.8% - (9)
Mid 1601m - 2000m
0% - (0)
Stay 2001m - 2400m
0% - (0)
Long 2400m+
0% - (0)

Top Nicks

2 wnrs , (1 sw) Griff
3 wnrs Jacob's Time
Encosta De Lago
2 wnrs Concello
2 wnrs Flying Concello
More Than Ready
2 wnrs Trapeze Warrior
2 wnrs Trapeze Pleasure
Afleet Express
1 wnrs Zarkana
1 wnrs Spin Doctor
Ascot Knight
1 wnrs Wallenda
1 wnrs Flying Trapeze

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

2023-$55,000 , 2022-$55,000 , 2021-$66,000 , 2020-$77,000 , 2019-$88,000

Grandsons of Redoute's Choice at Stud in Australasia