Sooboog and Thronum Give Snitzel A Stakes Double

10-Aug-2016

Like Sooboog, Thronum has a powerful female line in his background, a factor partly

accounting for his $300,000 price when breeder Highgrove Stud, Queensland, offered

the son of Snitzel at the 2015 Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Owned by Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd and Sun Stud, Thronum is also an exciting stallion

prospect as his third dam, Irish Oaks (Gr 1, 1m4f) winner Helen Street (Troy), produced

last season’s champion Australian sire Street Cry (Machiavellian), sire of 105 stakes winners,

and is the grandam of Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway), sire of 99 stakes winners.

Thronum’s dam Helena’s Secret (Five Star Day) won over six furlongs as a two-year-old in

Canada and her only other foal to race, All Too Many (Eskendereya), is a winner in the United

States. The mare’s third foal, a filly by Sebring (More Than Ready), was born in 2015 and she

returned to Widden Stud’s Sebring again last September.

Five Star Day (Carson City), sire of Thronum’s dam, is a name not familiar to most

breeders in this part of the world. He was a high class sprinter in the United States, a four-time

stakes winner whose victories included the A G Vanderbilt Handicap (Gr 2, 6f) at Saratoga and

the Phoenix Stakes (Gr 3, 6f) at Keeneland.

From the male line of Mr Prospector (Raise A Native), Five Star Day has proved a very useful

sire in the United States with 26 stakes winners, among them Grade Two winners Eternal

Star and Dance Daily, to his credit and a high percentage of winners-to-runners.

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