With the assistance of respected bloodstock consultant Hubie De Burgh, OTI Racing has acquired 50% of a Snitzel colt out of the champion South African mare, Carry On Alice. The colt was bred at Arrowfield Stud and was purchased for $400,000 at this year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.
The colt will be trained by Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr, who upon inspection were impressed with his strong, sprinter’s physique. While OTI Racing are known for their established, staying type thoroughbreds, the colt’s pedigree and physique make him an exciting and unique acquisition.
The colt is by the Champion sire Snitzel who has sired 15 stakes winners this season, including Wild Ruler, In The Congo, and Yearning. Snitzel’s progeny also include multiple Group 1 winners Redzel, Shamus Award, and Trapeze Artist, who themselves are also prominent sires.
His dam, Carry On Alice, is a multiple Group 1 winning sprinter exported from South Africa. In recent years, South African bloodlines have proven to be successful in Australia with In The Congo (out of South African mare Via Africa) winning the Group 1 Golden Rose. In The Congo himself is also by Snitzel.
OTI Racing has acquired 50% of the colt, shared with his South African connections and Arrowfield Stud who have retained an interest. Arrowfield’s Bloodstock Manager Jon Freyer was impressed with the yearling, commenting that “this is a strong, well-muscled colt, cast in the same mould as his sire”.
We are thrilled to have acquired a yearling that diversifies the profile of thoroughbreds raced by OTI. He is an exciting prospect who we look forward to racing.