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Snitzerland Retired

Tuesday, 10th June 2014

Top-class sprinter Snitzerland (Snitzel-Monte Rosa, by Fraar) has been retired with part-owner Neil Werrett considering Vinery Stud stallion All Too Hard as her first suitor, reports racingnetwork.com.au. Werrett said he would discuss stallion options with the mare's other owners before making a decision. "All Too Hard is my initial thought. He would be one of the favourites, but we'll discuss it," Werrett said. Werrett said that if Snitzerland were to continue racing she would require a decent spell that would rule her out of the spring, hence the owners decided to retire her now. "The only race we could have brought her back for was the Black Caviar Lightning and we just didn't want to push her - she'd done such a great job for us," Werrett said. "We decided to retire her and send her to stud, which is always hard to do with such a good horse like her." Snitzerland won 8 of her 20 starts for $1,974,500 in prize-money with the highlight of her career being her victory in the Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes in February this year.

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