Lot 45 b c Alamosa – Broadway Express (Snitzel) $135,000 (draft: Riversley Park)
He is the first foal from the very consistent race mare Broadway Express. By the champion sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) she recorded a win and two seconds from three trials before going to the races where her first five starts registered a win, three seconds, and a third. She was lightly raced to win twice from nine starts before becoming a broodmare.
His second dam, Dubai Express, is by legendary sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram), an influence in any pedigree that cannot be underestimated.
“He is a really nice type of horse that caught our intention in his breeze up, showing plenty of extension and a good action,” said David Ellis.
“He is a straightforward sort of horse, that moves well and he certainly showed he could gallop. Alamosa continues to do a very good job as a sire and Snitzel is proving an unbelievable stallion in Australia, his two-year-old progeny setting a record last season for individual winners.
“It is no surprise that Snitzel is developing into a top broodmare sire and as you know I love buying first foals. I also love the fact that his second dam is by Zabeel and in turn from a Success Express mare, the dam sire of Champion stallion Savabeel.
“We intend to send this horse to Singapore to race and he shapes as an ideal Singapore Derby horse.”