Orphan Foal Wins Group One
Breednet - Media Release - Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Just a few weeks into his life at Eliza Park in Kerrie in the spring of 2012, a Snitzel colt lost his mum, Millrich, to illness.

On Saturday, some four and a half years later, he showed the way for orphan foals recording a maiden Group 1 win in the Doomben 10,000.

The Snowden trained gelding was the eleventh Victorian bred Group 1 winner for the season who between them have amassed fourteen Group 1 wins.

Redzel was born at the Kerrie farm of Eliza Park (now Sun Stud) in September 2012 however the dam Millrich unfortunately had to be euthanased several weeks later due to laminitis.

Below is the tribute to Millrich penned by Eliza Park's Greg Tobin upon her death.



The then twenty year old Millrich (Rubiton) was already a successful producer being the dam of speedy Group 3 winner Danerich (now a sire at Rangal Park in Euroa). Millrich herself was a top quality filly on the track having won the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes and was placed in the Golden Slipper.

RedzelHer final foal of ten, Redzel, was sold as a weanling through the 2013 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale at Newmarket for $45,000 to Marquee Stud before he was sold as a yearling to his current owners Triple Crown Syndications.

The Doomben 10,000 was his fifth black type victory after two previous wins in each of his three and four year old seasons. At his previous start he won the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes at Randwick and before that was runner up in the Group 1 Galaxy at the same track.

"He (Redzel) was bred by Lee Fleming (former owner of Eliza Park) and was a lovely style of horse…plenty of quality," Sun Stud's Sales and Nominations Manager, Phil Marshall recalls.

"Probably would have made six figures but he had a couple of issues on his x-rays which held a few back. Clearly hasn't held him back though.

"It's actually been a big week for horses sold by Sun Stud … we also sold Vienna Miss (Morphettville Listed winner) for her breeder, Alastair Macfarlane of Tori Park Stud, and last week, Barney Ross, who we bred and sold in the northern hemisphere, ran second in the (Group One) Newmarket 2000 Guineas."

Trainer Peter Snowden indicated his latest Group 1 winner would now be set for his five year old season.

"He really deserved that today and full credit to him," Snowden said.

"He will now have a break and we will set him up for the spring in Melbourne."

Redzel's overall record now includes seven wins and five placings for total earnings of $1,194,450.

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