SHamus Award Moves To Victoria

Cox Plate winner Shamus Award will relocate to Rosemount Stud in Victoria for the 2019 breeding season.

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The son of Snitzel has spent his first five seasons at Widden Stud in NSW.

He will stand for an unchanged fee of $11,000 (inc GST) alongside Starspangledbanner, who is returning to Rosemount from Coolmore Stud.

Rosemount Stud’s Anthony Mithen bred and co-owns the Shamus Award 3YO Mr Quickie, favourite for next month’s G1 South Australian Derby following his win at Caulfield last Saturday.

Shamus Award’s oldest progeny are three and include the stakeswinner Classic Weiwei and the promising types Havana Heat and Sovereign Award.

Shamus Award will be the only G1 winning son of champion sire Snitzel at stud in Victoria and the first Cox Plate winner to stand in that state since Rubiton.

Starspangledbanner (Choisir), Starcraft (Soviet Star) and Nostradamus (Medaglia d’Oro) make up the Rosemount roster for 2019.

Stratosphere - a stakes-placed son of Snitzel - will join the Grenville Stud roster in Tasmania on a fee of $4400 (inc GST).

Stratosphere was a $925,000 yearling and was G3 placed as a 2YO for the Peter and Paul Snowden stable before a tendon injury ended his career.

Stratosphere will join Zululand (Fastnet Rock) and Mawingo (Tertullian) at Grenville Stud.


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