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Four Sire Premierships In A Row for Snitzel
Snitzel’s fourth consecutive General Sires’ Premiership, won with $17.8 million prizemoney, more than $2 million clear of I Am Invincible & Pierro, confirms Arrowfield’s superstar as the dominant Australian sire of his era. It is the eighth Premiership won by an Arrowfield stallion in the past 15 years, following Redoute’s Choice (2006, 2010, 2014), Flying Spur (2007) and Snitzel’s titles in 2017, 2018 & 2019. Snitzel also heads the 2019/20 General Sires’ table by Stakeswinners (18) & Stakes Wins (25), ahead of Exceed and Excel (14 & 20) and I Am Invincible (13 & 17). Most significantly, his lifetime SW/Runners strike rate from his Australian crops remains an imposing 9.8 per cent. Four straight titles earn Snitzel a place in the loftiest company. In the 137-year history of the Premiership, only Valais (in the 1920s), his son Heroic (1930s), Delville Wood (1950s), Star Kingdom (1960s) and Snitzel’s grandsire Danehill (2000s) have previously won four or more consecutive premierships. Snitzel also becomes the only three-time winner of the Australian 2YO Sires’ Premiership in the past two decades with $4.7 million, 28 winners & 4 stakeswinners.