Lot 14 bay or brown colt Snitzel – Joy Forever (High Chaparral) (draft: Westbury Stud)
This colt is one of a two-colt partnership together with Lot 186 our I Am Invincible / No Evidence Needed/ colt.
The most dominant Australian sire in this era, Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) is one of three in the trilogy of breed shaping champion stallions in Australia, along with Danehill (Danzig), and Redoute’s Choice (Danehill).
Arrowfield Stud brought Champion Sire Danehill to Australia, stood his Champion Sire son Redoute’s Choice, and now his Champion Sire son Snitzel.
A two-time Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds in Australia, Snitzel equalled then surpassed Danehill with the record number of individual two-year-old winners in a season – a mark that now stands at 35. He has also headed the General Sires’ List twice and Australian Champion Sire in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
The colt carries a Danzig and Northern Dancer cross and also that of speed influence Bletchingly.
A prolific winning family on the dam-side, including triple Group One winner Bentley Biscuit (Peintre Celebre) and Stradbroke (Gr. 1, 1400m) winner Thorn Park (Spinning World).
Dam Joy Forever is a by a sire, High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells), that is proving a revelation in every sense. He made an incredible impact when first shuttling to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand, and since did the same in Australia.
High Chaparral was a world-class racehorse, who in turn became a high-class sire, sire of sires, and broodmare sire.
The colt has enormous presence, natural substance, and fluid mover.
In 2020, David Ellis bought a similar priced Snitzel colt at the Gold Coast Sale. Sword of State became a Group One winning two-year-old with victory in the Sistema Stakes (Gr. 1, 1200m), was rewarded with the title of Champion Two-Year-Old, and recently completed his first season of stallion services at Cambridge Stud.
“He’s typical of the best Snitzel colts when it comes to type, balance, and power,” Ellis said.
“He has a great female family, by terrific dam sires, and goes back to the top racehorse and sire Thorn Park.”
A 10% share in both colts is approx. NZ$132,000
A 5% share in both colts is approx. NZ$66,000
A 2.5% share in both colts is approx. NZ$33,000