On a beautiful Waikato evening at Brighthill Farm, Snap Champion 3YO and NZ Filly of the Year produced a beautiful, much anticipated bay filly by Tavistock.
Resident mare Snap (Kingdom Bay - Crackle) was a champion race mare of her day, and was the first filly to be raced in New Zealand by The Duchess of Bedford and her late husband The Duke, Robin. Snap was trained by master trainer Dave O'Sullivan and ridden to victory by Champion jockey Lance O'Sullivan.
"It's absolutely the best Christmas present I could ever have" reports her owner The Duchess of Bedford.
The Duchess' reaction is easy to understand since she bred the sire Tavistock which represents combining her family Mrs Moss Family with her great racemare Snap.
Also a bonus to have a filly since Snap at 21, is now reaching the end of her stud career...
Snap's Race Record
Joint Champion 3YO & NZ Filly of the Year. 11 wins-4 at 2-from 950m to 2400m, NZ$501,325, A$78,050, New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1, Hawke's Bay Enerco S., Gr.2, Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, MVRC Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.3, WRC TVNZ Magic Millions Fillies Classic, 2d Hawke's Bay Enerco S., Gr.2, Masterton RC Lowland S., Gr.3, 3d WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.3, 4th Waikato Draught Sprint, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, ARC Royal S., Gr.3.