“Equine welfare and tailoring every aspect of the
horses’ care, nutrition and training to bring out
it’s best is paramount.”
Peter & Paul Snowden
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We often hear the question from prospective owners trying to understand the best way to spread risk and diversify their equine portfolios.
If you are looking for residual value at the end of a racing career, colts are a riskier proposition than fillies if they don’t end up as upper echelon racehorses. If a colt needs to be gelded during their racing career (and many of them need to be), their residual value is considered to be limited. There’s also a very select market for stallion prospects, so even if they don’t get the “snip snip”, they have to be well bred and pretty darn special on the racetrack to have significant residual value. However, if you’re lucky enough to own a well-bred, high performing colt, it could mean a stallion deal worth big bucks as the top stallions in the world are worth millions of dollars.
That being said owning a filly poses less risk for investors because they are more likely to have residual value as broodmares if they performed decently on the racetrack. Races for fillies & mares often carry just as much prestige as races for the boys and a winning mare with some pedigree often has more value than her male counterpart with a similar race record.
On that note, please view some our fillies below with
Snowden Racing ownership opportunities available!
Flying Artie x Waveline Filly
$200,000 FROM MAGIC MILLIONS GOLD COAST YEARLING SALE
A beautiful Flying Artie filly out of Stravinsky mare Waveline who has been an oustanding broodmare to date producing 3 runners for 3 winners including city winner and stakesplaced filly, WAIMEA BAY.
This filly is by Australia’s leading First Season Sire and hails from a family renowned for it’s speed. FLYING ARTIE is off to a great start at stud and sits top of the freshman sires’ premiership by winners. Not only is he the sire of Group 1 Blue Diamond winner ARTORIUS, he was also the only first season sire to have multiple runners in January’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic which is very rare for a first season sire.
This is a top-quality female family littered with black-type and interestingly no horse on the page has won past 1600m with no horse winning past 1400m in the first two dams. She hails from a speedy, precocious, fast running family which is what we look for and we weren’t coming home from the Gold Coast without her.
Press Statement x Giovanna Bella Filly
$70,000 FROM INGLIS CLASSIC SALE
This imposing filly sired by Press Statement is a full brother to our very own two year old CALIFORNIA PRESS who debuted quite impressively on the 18th of February at Newcastle finishing 3rd beaten less than a length on a rain affected track. The Snowden team have a quiet opinion of his ability so buying the full sister who is in the same mould as him was a no brainer with the aim of getting some more valuable pedigree updates through her full brother. Not only that she is also a full sister to Giovanna Run who is a 2YO city winner who subsequently beat mutiple Group 1 winner, Montefilia, in the process.
She is a very well balanced and great-moving filly from an impressive family who we are very familiar with. What’s even better is we got her for $70,000 which we believe was a bargain in the current tough market.
Pariah x Forward Thinking
$90,000 FROM INGLIS CLASSIC SALE
Lot 618 is a rangey Pariah filly out of the Charge Forward mare, Forward Thinking who is currently operating at a 100% strike rate having left 3 foals to race for 3 winners. Forward Thinking is a sister to Colorado Claire who is the dam of Gunnison who we trained to win the G2 Todman Stakes back in 2017 and hails from a family littered with blacktype horses meaning she will hold some nice residual value once her racing career is over.
Having also trained Pariah here at Snowden Racing to win the G3 Canonbury Stakes and G3 San Domenico Stakes, we are very familiar with the family and this filly brought back some very fond memories of those two very talented horses. (and some not so fond memories of Pariah losing out by a nostril in the G1 Blue Diamond!)
That being said this filly carries a lot of traits that we seen in both Pariah and Gunnison at a young age and she looks to have the foundation we look for to follow suit.