Snitzel x Sunset Express
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The Rise & Rise of Shamus Award has been nothing short of phenomenal these past 18 months with Four new Group One Winners and an impressive 400% increase in yearling average since 2020.
He sits comfortably in the Top 5 of the Australian Sires Premiership – and clearly the youngest of this leading group – with almost $14m in progeny earnings this season to date. Add to this, he’s also the #1 active, Australian based Sire on the AEI index with 3 or more crops.
Headlining his last twelve months was the emergence of superstar, INCENTIVISE, Timeform’s Highest rated horse in Australia. A freakish talent who swept through last spring winning the Makybe Diva (Gr1) 1600m, Turnbull Stakes (Gr1) & Caulfield Cup (Gr1) by yet another big margin.
He is again at the top of most markets for the upcoming spring’s ‘Big Three’; Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate & Melburne Cup.
Notwithstanding, the emergence of the outstanding DUAIS was yet another highlight. The 4yo, with a sharp turn of foot, was dominant winning the Australian Cup (Gr1) & Tancred Stakes (Gr1) to add to her brilliant QLD Oaks (Gr1) win.
With multiple Group winning sprinter SWAT’S THAT, more Group 1 mile victories by MR QUICKIE and blistering performances by Group One winning Oaks fillies EL PATRONESS & MEDIA AWARD, it’s fair to say it’s been quite an 18 months for Shamus Award!
His ability to upgrade his mares is well documented and the versatility at being able to produce sprinters of the highest class through to Group One performers at a mile and beyond is a rare and unique ability for any sire.
With books of 150, 190 & 200+ over the last three years, expect to see a new charge for the mantle of Champion Australian sire…
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