Shinzo Winning The Gr 1 Golden Slipper At Rosehill

The Fastest Golden Slipper-Winning Colt This Century Retires to Coolmore

Snitzel’s only Golden Slipper-winning colt and last season’s Champion two-year-old Shinzo will stand at Coolmore in 2024.

The supremely talented and tremendously well-bred son of Snitzel displayed an impressive burst of speed to land the sire-making G1 Golden Slipper defeating G1 winners Cylinder, Militarize and Little Brose. His Golden Slipper victory saw him achieve a Timeform rating of 120, making him the highest-rated two-year-old of the season and Snitzel’s highest-rated two-year-old of all time.

“He’s a very special horse, and we knew early on when he came into our system” said trainer Chris Waller of his first Golden Slipper winner. “He has a great temperament and is the most naturally gifted two-year-old I have ever trained. When you pair that with his great physique and pedigree, he is such a desirable stallion prospect.”

“Snitzel is a 4-time Champion sire of two-year-olds and one of the greatest stallions we have seen in Australia in the modern era”, said Coolmore Australia principal Tom Magnier. “We are delighted to stand his best two-year-old and best-bred son at stud. The Golden Slipper has an unmatched record as a sire-making race and Shinzo has all the credentials we look for in a sire prospect, with an impeccable pedigree and incredible good looks. His dam Samaready won a Blue Diamond at two and a Moir at three and was herself placed in the Golden Slipper.”

“We have a great group of partners involved in his ownership and his Golden Slipper win was one of my fondest ever memories on a racetrack. Being foaled, raised and broken in here at Coolmore, he was a special horse since the day he was born and we look forward to welcoming him back.”

Shinzo will stand at a fee of $50,000 + GST.