Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile Division
JockeyRicardo Santana Jr.
TrainerSteven M. Asmussen
OwnerBloom Racing Stable LLC
BreederK & G Stables
Versatile: A word evoked by Snapper Sinclair’s owner and trainer to describe the white-faced bay.
As a two year old, a pair of victories on the grass earned him a place in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
In his sophomore season, he raced in Fair Grounds’ three preps on the road to the Kentucky Derby, taking third in the Lecomte, finishing second by a nose in the Risen Star and placing fifth in the Louisiana Derby. Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen gave him almost seven months off after this series.
This year, as a four-year-old, Snapper Sinclair has three wins, one second and one third from eight starts, pushing his lifetime earnings to over $1 million.
For his latest race, he returned to turf and to the site of his first stakes victory: Kentucky Downs. The 10-1 longshot again succeeded on the kidney-shaped course, coming from behind to win by half a length.
"Snapper Sinclair started it all off for us at Kentucky Downs. He's such a deserving horse. He's had some trips where he arguably could have been the winner, but he did it today,” Jeff Bloom, founder and managing director of Bloom Racing Stable, said. “If you look at his résumé, he's been so versatile, run against some of the best horses in the country. You like to see these kind of horses get their day in the sun, and he definitely got it today.”
Bloom Racing Stable is also a co-owner of Midnight Bisou, whose perfect record in 2019 makes her a top contender in this year’s Distaff.
Snapper Sinclair likes the mile distance, having won three times in five outings, with two of those wins coming on dirt.
"He's an extremely versatile horse,” Asmussen said. “It's been a ton of fun, and it's great to see him in such good form right now.
Snapper Sinclair’s father, multiple graded stakes winner City Zip, ran in the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the 2001 Mile.