BOULDER CITY (AUS)(Snitzel-Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar)
Riverbank Farm, VIC. Fee: $5,500

Boulder City Overview

Second season sire Boulder City literally offers a rock solid option to broodmare owners this season. On pedigree alone he is almost peerless. By Champion Australian Sire Snitzel (and the first son of Snitzel to stand in Victoria), the imposing Boulder City is also the half-brother to triple Gr1 Cox Plate winning wondermare Winx (from Vegas Showgirl). 

Snitzel is assured of making a massive impact as a sire of sires with the likes of Shamus Award, Sizzling, Russian Revolution, Spill The Beans and Wandjina all well supported in recent seasons.

And who can forget the deeds of Gr1 winner Trapeze Artist and Gr1 Golden Slipper winning filly Estijaab to add even further lustre to Snitzel.

As a $2.3 million dollar yearling, Boulder City obviously had the conformation to support his outstanding pedigree, but unfortunately was unraced due to a suspensory injury. 

Multiple Champion Trainer Gai Waterhouse heaped praise on the son of Snitzel, "Boulder City showed immense ability in his work, but his issues stopped him from getting to the track."

Meanwhile, Riverbank Farm Principal Russell Osborne notes, "[Boulder City] is a beautifully conformed stallion who we feel privileged to offer to the Victorian breeding industry."

Of course, Boulder City is also a full-brother to ill-fated Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes winner El Divino and at the introductory fee of only $5,500 inc GST he offers terrific value with so much upside. He is the only son of Snitzel standing for under $10,000 in Victoria.

Boulder City Pedigree

SNITZEL (AUS)
b. 2002
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
b. 1996
DANEHILL
b. 1986
DANZIG
RAZYANA
SHANTHAS CHOICE
b. 1992
CANNY LAD
DANCING SHOW
SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS)
b. 1993
SNIPPETS
b. 1984
LUNCHTIME
EASY DATE
SNOW FINCH
b. 1984
STORM BIRD
A REALGIRL
VEGAS SHOWGIRL (NZ)
b. 2002
AL AKBAR (AUS)
b. 1990
SUCCESS EXPRESS
dkb/br. 1985
HOLD YOUR PEACE
AU PRINTEMPS
GALA NIGHT
b. 1984
BLAKENEY
DEBUTANTE
VEGAS MAGIC (AUS)
b. 1985
VOODOO RHYTHM
b. 1977
NORTHERN DANCER
OBEAH
VEGAS STREET
gr. 1976
SOVEREIGN EDITION
VEGAS
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Boulder City BR News

  • Bon Aurum Returns To Riverbank Roster

    Mon, 20 May 2019

    "A wonderful addition to the Riverbank roster," is how principal Dr Caroline Duddy describes Gr1 winner Bon Aurum who takes residence at the Benalla stud this spring where he will stand alongside Redente, Boulder City, Von Costa de Hero, Skilled, Wayed Zain and Anacheeva. "We are very excited to welcome him to Riverbank," Dr Duddy enthused, adding, “He offers exceptional value with the added bonus of having vet fees included if your mare stays with us." Remaining at the $5,500 fee he stood for during his debut season last spring, Bon Aurum served a quality book of mares including the stakes winners Hello Pamela and Tango Amigos, the dams of stakes winners Bons Away and Riziz as well as daughters of More Than Ready, Flying Spur, Commands, Red Ransom, Grand Lodge, Magnus, Bernardini, Rubiton, Hussonet, Street Sense and Lonhro. Described by trainer Ciaron Maher as "a tough horse, an exceptional athlete and a beautiful type," Bon Aurum (winner of almost $600,000) was bred and raced by Ken King who also raced his sire Bon Hoffa. Both horses claimed the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (a race also won by successful stallions Encosta de Lago, Testa Rossa and Exceed And Excel) - Bon Hoffa in 2007 with Bon Aurum saluting nine years later. The striking Bon Aurum is one of 151 winners sired by popular Bon Hoffa, whose progeny this season have won 65 races. Other impressive runners for Bon Hoffa include the exciting last start Country Championship winner Noble Boy (winner of six of his first seven starts), the in-form sprinter Bon Amis (winner of seven of his 15 starts including three of his last four) and the recent Adelaide Magic Millions 2Y0 Classic winner Done By Me. Hailing from a strong European family, Bon Aurum can boast amongst his relations the Gr1 gallopers Court Masterpiece (Sussex Stakes, Prix de la Foret) and Classic Park (Irish 1000 Guineas).

    Bon Aurum

    Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Bon Aurum (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Broodmare Owners Get Behind Winx's Brother

    Thu, 1 Nov 2018

    Winx’s unprecedented fourth consecutive Gr1 Cox Plate win has added even more excitement for the breeders of nearly 100 mares sent to her half-brother Boulder City this season, reports Throughbred Breeders Victoria. Making his stud debut at Russell Osborne and Caroline Duddy’s Riverbank Farm in Victoria, the impeccably-bred son of multiple Champion Sire Snitzel and Vegas Showgirl has been a dream to market at a very reasonable $5,500, and broodmare owners have responded accordingly. Shortly after the Moonee Valley showpiece, Riverbank Farm’s principals served their well-proven broodmare Lions Kiss (who already boasts progeny earnings of nearly $500,000) with Boulder City. In addition to having Winx as a half-sister, $2.3 million Inglis Easter yearling Boulder City, unraced due to niggling injuries, is also a full-brother to ill-fated Gr3-winning colt El Divino. He stands alongside fellow sires Redente, Skilled, Wayed Zain and Von Costa de Hero.

    Boulder City

    Boulder City is a stunning type
  • Anacheeva To Stand At Riverbank Farm

    Mon, 30 Jul 2018

    Following the recent announcement that Winx's half-brother Boulder City would be calling Victoria’s Riverbank Farm home, Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva will also stand at the Benalla property this spring. Despite his excellent racing and pedigree credentials, Anacheeva has never served large books of mares but owner Geoff Guest maintains the faith and is hopeful that a new home will see the ten-year-old afforded better opportunities. “He has shown that with the right mare he can produce a good horse," Guest said, pointing to his own success with home-bred Ana Royale, winner of the Gr3 SA Fillies Classic and two times Gr1-placed in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville and the Queensland Derby at Doomben. Winner of one of Victoria's premier stallion making races, Anacheeva has his name on the Caulfield Guineas honour roll alongside the likes of Starspangledbanner, Lonhro, Show A Heart, Redoute's Choice, Grosvenor, Sovereign Red, Luskin Star, Vain, Ajax and Heroic. He is one of 88 stakes-winners sired by the outstanding Danzig stallion Anabaa. "Anacheeva is a nice addition to complement our existing stallion roster as he brings the bloodlines of Anabaa and hails from a superior family," said Riverbank Farm principal Dr Caroline Duddy, adding that "at a reduced service fee of $,3300 he provides great value for the owner breeder."

  • BREAKING NEWS: Anacheeva To Stand At Riverbank Farm

    Fri, 27 Jul 2018

    Following the recent announcement that Winx's half-brother Boulder City would be calling Victoria’s Riverbank Farm home, Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva will also stand at the Benalla property this spring. Despite his excellent racing and pedigree credentials, Anacheeva has never served large books of mares but owner Geoff Guest maintains the faith and is hopeful that a new home will see the ten-year-old afforded better opportunities. “He has shown that with the right mare he can produce a good horse," Guest said, pointing to his own success with home-bred Ana Royale, winner of the Gr3 SA Fillies Classic and two times Gr1-placed in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville and the Queensland Derby at Doomben. Winner of one of Victoria's premier stallion making races, Anacheeva has his name on the Caulfield Guineas honour roll alongside the likes of Starspangledbanner, Lonhro, Show A Heart, Redoute's Choice, Grosvenor, Sovereign Red, Luskin Star, Vain, Ajax and Heroic. He is one of 88 stakes-winners sired by the outstanding Danzig stallion Anabaa. "Anacheeva is a nice addition to complement our existing stallion roster as he brings the bloodlines of Anabaa and hails from a superior family," said Riverbank Farm principal Dr Caroline Duddy, adding that "at a reduced service fee of $,3300 he provides great value for the owner breeder."

    Anacheeva

    Caulfield Guineas hero Anacheeva (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Winx Brother Retires to Stud

    Mon, 21 May 2018

    Boulder City, an unraced 3YO brother to the world's best racehorse Winx, has been retired to stand at Russell and Caroline Osborne's Riverbank Farm in Victoria. The of Snitzel and Vegas Showgirl was in training with Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott but recurring issues precipitated his early retirement to stud. Boulder City was not surprisingly a highly valuable colt with Waterhouse and Julian Blaxland going to $2.3 million to purchase him at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe Stud (as agent). "The decision to retire Boulder City to stud before commencing his racing career was a very difficult one," said Russell Osborne. "He has had a number of minor issues that were becoming harder to manage and after the devastating loss of his full brother the owners decided to meet the market demand and offer him at stud." Osborne added: "Everyone involved would dearly loved to have seen him get to the race track and have the opportunity to emulate his big sister - however we believe offering his superior bloodlines to the breeding industry is a great thing for breeders." Boulder City will stand at a fee of $5,500 this spring.

    2018 Agistment & Spelling

  • Winx Sibling Progressing Slowly

    Tue, 6 Feb 2018

    Meanwhile, Winx's unraced 3YO brother is likely to make his eagerly awaited debut sometime after the autumn, reports racenet. Named Boulder City, the son of Snitzel and Vegas Showgirl is trained by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott and was purchased for $2.3 million by Waterhouse and Julian Blaxland at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe Stud (as agent). Bott said the stable had had to adopt a patient approach with the highly valuable colt. "He's gone out for a spell so we'll hopefully we'll see him after the autumn carnival," Bott said. "He was a later foal so he's always been a little bit immature in that sense and has always had that reputation to live up to." Bott added: "He's a rangy sort of type...and looks like he's going to get over a bit of ground in time. Obviously we would like to have got him to the races a bit sooner but I'm hoping all the patience will be rewarded."