Flemington Win for $1.1million Snitzel Colt
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday March 4

A $1.1million Inglis Easter purchase for Sun Bloodstock, promising Snitzel colt Pioneer River opened his account at Flemington on Wednesday with a tenacious win.

$1.1million Inglis Easter purchase Pioneer riverTrained by the Hayes / Dabernig team at Lindsay Park, Pioneer River finished sixth in the Listed VRC Talindert Stakes on debut last month behind Ole Kirk and showed the benefit of that outing when returning to Flemington for his second start.

He tracked the leaders for Mark Zahra and was strong to the line, narrowly overhauling the favourite Mystery Dancer to win the 1200m dash by a short half head.

“It was a sprint home and he just got there,” said co-trainer Ben Hayes.

“I think when he gets over a bit further you’ll see the best of him. We’ll look for a 1400 metre race for him now.”

Consigned by Sledmere Stud and bought by Sun Bloodstock, Pioneer River is a half-brother to Group III winner No More Tears and is the fourth winner from Ocean of Tears (NZ), a half-sister to Group II winner Hips Don’t Lie, the dam of Group III winner Ennis Hill and Group I placed stakes-winner Lake Geneva.

Ocean of Tears has a yearling filly by Exceed and Excel and was covered last spring by Snitzel’s Group I winning son Russian Revolution.


Snitzel in upcoming sales:
180 Years Racing @ Flemington 1200m
Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:11.30
Pioneer River
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: M Zahra 58
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Ocean Of Tears (NZ) (Minardi (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,100,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Mystery Dancer
T: Brent Stanley J: B Prebble 58
2c Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Bel Mer (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $100,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Laceby Lodge
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57.5
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Of The Desert (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Kingstar Farm, Denman
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 58
2g Squamosa (AUS) x White Yard (AUS) (Partners Choice (USA))
MM Tasmanian Yearling Sale $20,000
V:Motree Thoroughbreds Waterhouse Tas
B: First Light Racing/Ellerton Zahra
Global Wonder
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: B Melham 58
2g Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Roman Sandals (AUS) (Holy Roman Emperor (IRE))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $46,000
V:Shadwell Farm, Mt Rowan
B: Coolangatta Bloodstock
Storm's Colours
T: Anthony Chibnall J: J Baldock 57.5
2g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Areyoutalkintome (NZ) (One Cool Cat (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: L McDonald