The best looking son of Snitzel
Snitzel – Ultimate Fever Bay 2015 16.0hh
• By Australia’s leading sire Snitzel
• Precocious 2YO Speed
• From 2YO Stakes winner Ultimate Fever
• Full Brother to stakes winners Sprightly Lass & Le Cordon Bleu
Stratosphere (Snitzel – Ultimate Fever) immediately impressed trainers Peter and Paul Snowden in his first campaign when he was aimed at the Golden Slipper and had his first run in the Gr. 3 Canonbury Stakes, the traditional lead up race to the Golden Slipper. The Canonbury has previously been won by the likes of Capitalist and Vancouver.
Stratosphere ran a brilliant 2nd in the Gr.3 Canonbury Stakes beaten a nose by the last start Breeders Plate winner Performer and it was only inexperience that cost Stratosphere the race. Unfortunately during the Canonbury Stakes Stratosphere sustained a tendon injury and did not race again so was never able to show his full potential.
Peter and Paul Snowden had a huge opinion of Stratosphere and stated that they thought he was their best 2YO that year, the Snowden stable went on to win the Golden Slipper that year with Estijaab.
“He had precocious speed and untapped ability and showed that at his first start when running second even though he was very inexperienced. He was a genuine Gr. 1 horse and we felt he was the best 2YO we had that season.” Peter Snowden.
Stratosphere is an outstanding individual and was purchased at the 2017 Magic Millions for $925,000 by Newgate Farm & China Horse Club as part of their stallion syndicate – purchasing the best colts on the market.
Stratosphere is by Snitzel Australia’s current leading sire and Australia’s leading sire the past 3 seasons with progeny prizemoney of over $65m in the last 3 years. Recent speed sons of Snitzel to stand at Stud include Trapeze Artist who commands a service fee of $77,000 and Russian Revolution who stands for $55,000.
Stratosphere has a stallion’s pedigree being out of the 2YO stakes winner Ultimate Fever and is also a full brother to stakes winners Sprightly Lass and Le Cordon Bleu. Sprightly Lass has an impressive record of 6 wins from 8 starts and has exceptional speed just like that displayed by Stratosphere.
Snowden Racing and Newgate Farm had such an opinion of Stratosphere that they have purchased the next 2 yearlings out of Ultimate Fever one being a Smart Missile Colt for $260,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions Yearling Sale and a Hinchinbrook Filly for $525,000 at the 2019 Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
“I am delighted to have secured Stratosphere to stand at Grenville, he is the best looking son of Snitzel, had blistering 2YO speed and comes from a brilliant family. He ticks all the boxes.” Graeme McCulloch
2020 Service Fee $4,400 inc GST Payable within 30 days of live foal