Milburn Park-bred Sizzling secures stud deal
Bred by Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds and sold at the 2010 Magic Millions Yearling Sale to respected bloodstock agent John Foote for $260,000, the Snitzel colt out of the stakes placed General Nediym mare Admirelle would go on to be named Sizzling and race in the stable of Queensland trainer Kelso Wood.
With a stud deal announced recently to stand the entire, Henry Field’s Newgate Farm won the race to stand the first Group One-winning son of Snitzel.
Sizzling is likely to return to racing next season before retiring to the farm to stand alongside their foundation stallion Foxwedge, a Group One-winning son of Fastnet Rock.
“He’s a horse of immense natural ability and he’s a Group One winning two-year-old with a lot of speed in his pedigree so he ticks all the boxes for us,” he said.
The first Group One-winning grandson of Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, Sizzling’s career to date has seen him record seven wins and four placing’s and over $1.3 million in earnings.
A debut winner by six lengths in the November of his juvenile season, Sizzling then followed this with successive second placed efforts at Listed and Group Three level before and unlucky fourth in the Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
Resuming after a spell on the Gold Coast in the Listed Ken Russell Memorial Classic, Sizzling recorded an amazing four-and-a-half length victory over fellow Snitzel two-year-old Dances On Stars before heading to Doomben to claim the Group Two Champagne Classic over 1200m where he defeated the Darley-owned Lonhro gelding Academus.
Again defeating Academus at his next start, this time in the Group Two Sires’ Produce Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm, Sizzling returned to the same track a week later and stepped up to the 1600m for the first time and produced a stunning effort to defeat Kabayan, Academus, Toydini and Ninth Legion in the Group One TJ Smith Stakes.
As a three-year-old Sizzling claimed the Listed Gold Edition Plate before narrow placing’s in the Group Three Vo Rogue Plate and the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas, going on to win the Group Two Queensland Guineas leaving many high class gallopers in his wake including Dances On Stars, Academus, Complicate, Jimando Platinum Kingdom, Saluter and Boban, who has since gone on to dual Group One success in the Epsom Handicap and Emirates Stakes.
While unlucky during his four-year-old campaign, Sizzling ran some very good races and defeated many high-class gallopers including Group One winners Sacred Falls, Sincero, Veyron, Fawkner and Shoot Out.
Now enjoying a length spell at Newgate Farm, all at Milburn Creek Thoroughbreds can’t wait for the return of Sizzling for his next campaign and will be sure to monitor his career as stallion where we are likely to support him with some mares.