Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile Division
OwnerBloom Racing Stable LLC
BreederK & G Stables
Perseverance probably best describes 6-year-old Snapper Sinclair considering prior to 2021 he won only five times in 29 races. However, for this determined veteran, that tells only half the story.
Despite only modest success relative to wins and losses, the son of City Zip amassed an astounding $1,438,260 in purse money between 2017 and 2020. In 2020 alone, Snapper Sinclair would endure competitive losses in the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct, Tourist Mile (Listed) at Kentucky Downs, the first division of the Fifth Season Stakes (Listed), Essex Handicap (Listed) and Razorback Handicap (G3). The Steve Asmussen charge also was beaten a nose in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) in 2018 at Fair Grounds.
Snapper Sinclair began the 2021 season with an allowance victory at Oaklawn Park Feb. 4 followed by a nice fourth-place finish in the Godolphin Mile (G2) on the Dubai World Cup program. Asmussen and his gritty hard-knocker would complete their march to this year’s Breeders’ Cup with a win in the TVG Stakes (Listed) at Kentucky Downs, bracketed by runner-up finishes in the Opening Verse Stakes at Churchill Downs and Eddie D. Stakes (G2) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita.
Early in his career Snapper Sinclair, a two-time competitor at the World Championships, won the Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile Stakes, before finishing 12th in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Del Mar. The millionaire’s most recent visit to the Championships resulted in a competitive fourth in the 2019 Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).
Asmussen, a seven-time Breeders’ Cup winning trainer and owner Jeff Bloom also campaigned champion Midnight Bisou. The 2019 Champion Older Female, Midnight Bisou never finished off the board in 22 career starts and accrued $7.4 million in purse money.