Snitzel’s Blisteringly Fast Son, Best Of Bordeaux Retires to Coolmore
After a battle with pneumonia in the summer, Best Of Bordeaux has been retired to Coolmore where he will stand alongside fellow Silver Slipper-winning two-year-olds, Pierro and Home Affairs.
The brilliantly fast and precocious son of Snitzel won the G3 Canonbury Stakes by more than 4½ lengths on debut, and only ever competed in Group races in each of his eight starts. Leading to the turn, Best Of Bordeaux kicked clear in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, beating home Group 1 winners such as Coolangatta, Jacquinot and She’s Extreme when a tough second. This saw him become Timeform’s highest-rated juvenile male of his generation.
As a three-year-old, Best Of Bordeaux emulated successful sires Fastnet Rock, Zoustar, Exceed And Excel and Russian Revolution by convincingly winning the G2 Roman Consul Stakes. Following this he took on older horses when third in the G1 Manikato Stakes, beating home five individual Group 1 winners.
“Snitzel is one of the best stallions we have seen in Australia this century and already a successful sire of sires. Like his sire, Best Of Bordeaux was a natural, forward-running speed horse, faster and more accomplished at two than other effective sire sons of Snitzel such as Shamus Award and Russian Revolution.” said Coolmore Australia’s Tom Moore. “Best Of Bordeaux has a wonderful group of leading breeders involved in his ownership, each of whom will support him with quality mares. He was bred by Gerry Harvey who remains in the ownership, and we feel that he is the perfect horse for breeders to target, with sales like the Magic Millions January yearling sale in mind.”
Best Of Bordeaux will stand at a fee of $27,500 (inc. GST).