OwnerDerrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor
Jockey (from last start)
BreederRoncon, Chelston Ire, Wynatt
SireDeep Impact (JPN)
DamBest In The World (IRE)
Being a granddaughter of Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Sunday Silence and niece of Breeders' Cup Turf champion Found (IRE), it is no surprise to see Snowfall (JPN) making her way stateside for the World Championships. Owned by Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor, and trained by 13-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Aidan O'Brien, the homebred has been an absolute force in 2021.
Bred in Japan and trained in Ireland, Snowfall let it pour down on England this season, showing a remarkable reversal in form from her juvenile campaign. A winner just once from seven tries in 2020 -- racing only once beyond 7 furlongs -- she blossomed when the distances increased this year, with one-sided victories in the Musidora Stakes (G3), Cazoo Oaks (G1) at Epsom, Juddmonte Irish Oaks (G1) and Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1).
Snowfall finished sixth in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) on Oct. 3 at ParisLongchamp.
The daughter of Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact (JPN) won English Oaks by 16 lengths, its Irish equivalent by 8 1/2 and the Yorkshire by 4, but was stopped short when shipping to France for an Arc trial in the Prix Vermeille (G1).
Upon retirement, the millionaire blueblood will be bred to recently retired St Mark's Basilica (FR), the top-rated 3-year-old in the world in 2021.
|October 03, 2021||Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe||LONGCHAMP||1||6|
|September 12, 2021||Qatar Prix Vermeille||LONGCHAMP||1||2|
|August 19, 2021||Darley Yorkshire Oaks||YORK||1||1|
|July 17, 2021||Juddmonte Irish Oaks||CURRAGH||1||1|
|June 04, 2021||Cazoo Oaks S.||EPSOM||1||1|
|May 12, 2021||Tattersalls Musidora S.||YORK||3||1|
|October 09, 2020||Bet365 Fillies Mile||NEWMARKET||1||8|
|September 13, 2020||Moyglare Stud S.||CURRAGH||1||9|
|August 22, 2020||A.R.M. Holding Debutante S.||CURRAGH||2||5|
|August 06, 2020||Frank Conroy Silver Flash S.||LEOPARDSTOWN||3||4|
|July 19, 2020||Irish Stallion Farms Ebf Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||CURRAGH||1|
|June 28, 2020||Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||CURRAGH||8|
|June 10, 2020||Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Fillies Maiden (Plus 10)||NAVAN||3|
- October 21, 2021
This is the last of eight weekly news releases focusing on the horses and races leading to the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
- October 2, 2021
Five Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Featured on a Stellar Card at ParisLongchamp
- August 18, 2021
Get to know the contenders for the Yorkshire Oaks.