|The Australian industry suffered a huge
loss last month when the evergreen former racetrack star and breeding king Snippets died.
The legacy of Snippets is sure to be felt for many years to come and
any of the eight yearlings on offer in Adelaide this month could add another bright
chapter to an already distinguished career for Snippets.
A Magic Millions winner himself, Snippets produces
exceptional youngsters to the calibre of Snowland and Scandinavia and top three year olds
like Akhenaton and Pins. His other topliners have included Sublimate, Spartacus, Mr
Vitality, Suntain, Always Divine, Camena, Cheval Place, Solid Contact and Speedy Kids.
Snippets is represented by eight youngsters in Adelaide
five colts and three fillies and all are from strong female families.
His first offering is lot 2 and the Highgrove colt
is a half brother to Debutant Stakes winner Rolling Dice and last seasons South
African two-year-old winner Vance. The colt is from the family of Group One winner Risen
Offered by local breeder Ian Bartons Kanowna Stud lot
68 is an August colt who is from an unraced Danehill mare who is a half sister to a
New Zealand Group Winner. That horse was shipped to Hong Kong where he also proved a
classy performer. The colt is from a prolific two-year-old winning family.
Lot 95 is a bay filly from Rothwell Park
Thoroughbreds who like many brilliant racehorses is from a well bred unraced mare. Her dam
Smytzers Roylani is a daughter of the former sizzling speedster Paklani who is by
the top sire Royal Academy. She is closely related to this seasons stakes placed
The final offering on the first day of the sale if a bay
colt catalogued as lot 147. The bay colt is a full brother to stakes galloper La
Snippette. He is from the French Group Three placegetter Veronique, who is the daughter of
an American stakes winner.
Buyers have a while to wait before lot 319 enters
the ring for Wingen based Murrulla Stud. The filly is from a lightly raced Grosvenor mare
who is a half sister to the dual Listed winner and Group placed Superior Arch. A
grandaughter of Group winner Parisian Romp.
Three lots later lot 322, a bay colt from Byerley
Stud, is up for grabs. The colt is a three quarter brother to dual Group placed
Brookes Express, a winner at two in Melbourne. He is the first foal of a
grandaughter of top two-year-old Idol Worship. From the million dollar family of Schubert.
Another member of the Byerley draft is the bay filly
lot 332. A daughter of the Protos stakes placed performer How Sweet She Is, this
filly is closely related to current WA star Royal Retrieve. Her dam is a three quarter
sister to Count the Cash and half sister to (My) Blue Kingdom.
The final Snippets on offer comes from the famed nursery of
Collingrove Stud. Lot 392 is a chestnut colt who is from the lightly raced Marscay
mare Maybelline. His dam is a half sister to Raising Kentucky, a stakes winner who ran
third in the VRC Derby. Closely related to one of Snippets best performers
the Hong Kong based Solid Contact.
Make sure you dont miss out on grabbing yourself a
youngster by the ill-fated Snippets your opportunities are fast running out!
STOP PRESS: Lot 392 ex Maybelline has been