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Snitzel Rockets To Top Of The Class
Meanwhile, the spectacular victory in Saturday's Gr1 Cox Plate by hitherto maiden galloper Shamus Award (Snitzel-Sunset Express, by Success Express) catapulted his Arrowfield Stud sire Snitzel to the top of the Australian General Sires Premiership. The $1.8 million winner's purse took his progeny's seasonal tally beyond $3 million, in the process providing Snitzel with his 16th stakes-winner and second Gr1 winner from his first four crops. Arrowfield's chairman John Messara enthused: "This is a milestone success for Snitzel, and confirms what his statistics have been telling us for the last two seasons: that he is a major Australian sire in the making."