Two Group wins at Randwick have catapulted super stallion Snitzel into breeding’s elite.
Splintex (Group 2 Arrowfield Stakes) and Away Game (Group 2 Percy Sykes Stakes) were his Black Type winners on the final day of The Championships.
The wins gave Snitzel his 100th and 101st individual Stakes winners and put him back on top of the current Australian General Sires’ Premiership.
It puts him elite company as he joins Coolmore's Fastnet Rock (156) and Darley's Exceed And Excel (167) as the only two other active sires to notch 100 stakes winners.
Other Australian-bred Champion Sires to achieve that mark include Encosta De Lago (115) and Snitzel's own sire Redoute's Choice (219).
These days standing for $220,000 at Arrowfield Stud, Snitzel is guaranteed to leave a host of major winners in the seasons to come.
Last year he attracted 141 mares while in 2018 he covered 172 and his 2017 book was 216.
The interesting thing about Snitzel will be watching his sons forge their own stallion careers.
His sons at stud include Trapeze Artist, Sizzling, Russian Revolution, Shamus Award, Wandjina, Odyssey Moon and Sooboog .
Of interest to Ontrack is Sooboog as Grant Morgan purchased a colt by the stallion at last month’s Magic Millions QTIS Sale on the Gold Coast.
Sooboog is a big, strong chestnut and stands at Kitchwin Hills in New South Wales where he’s been very popular with books of 152 (2017), 178 (2018) and 93 (2019) in his first three years at stud.
Some major stables have purchased yearlings by Sooboog and if his first crop of yearlings is any indication, he will be soon joining his dad on the Australian Sires Premiership.