Name: Snicki Minaj
Trainer: Tony Gollan
Foal Date: 10/09/2015
BOOM RACING SEND GOLLAN A HINCHINBROOK FILLY
The TTSC Racehorse Syndication Service has the pleasure in offering shares, on behalf of Boom Racing Thoroughbreds, in this filly by Hinchbrook a three-quarter-brother to successful sire, Snitzel.
Hinchbrook (by Fastnet Rock) has had 165 runners for 92 individual winners, with 11 stakes winners and nine stakes placegetters (as of June 30th 2017).
Among Hinchinbrook’s stakes winners is the one Group 1 winner, Press Statement (ex Kaaptive Empress) winner of the MRC Caulfield Guineas (1600 m.).
Out of Snippets’ Lass, Hinchinbrook won seven races including two Listed races the Sapphire Stakes and MRC How Now Stakes, both over 1200 m. The dam, is by Snippets’ and is in-turn the dam of the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel (by Redoute’s Choice); the Group 3 SAJC Jansz Stakes winner Viennese, and the stakesplaced Wiener (by More Than Ready), now the dam of four winners, including the stakes placed Redoutable Heart (by Redoute’s Choice).
NOT ENOUGH? The dam of this filly, Mezmar (by Marwina) won five races and hails from a female family that has produced the AJC Oaks winner Coco Cobanna (by Casual Lies) and Dorf Command (by Commands).
Once the syndicate has been formed Boom Racing Thoroughbreds will manage the group.
Tony Gollan cemented his place in Queensland racing history at the conclusion of the 2014-15 racing season when he broke Bruce McLachlan’s long standing record of 78metropolitan wins.
In celebrating that milestone Gollan acknowledged the journey he had travelled since reviving his training career in 2003. His second premiership followed a break-through season when Gollan had saddled-up 57 metropolitan winners.
That season was ably assisted by the Group One-winning half-brothers Spirit of Boom(by Sequalo) and Temple of Boom (by Piccolo) however it would be unfair to say Gollan’s march toward the top of his profession was solely down to the “Boom Brothers”.
All up, Gollan trained 95 winners Australia wide during the 2014-15 racing season earning connections more than $4million. With a third trainers’ title firmly in the rear-vision mirror Gollan is now looking to build on the 100-plus winners Australia wide mark that landed him in tenth spot on the Australian Trainers’ Premiership list at the end of the 2015-16 seasons Gollan recording a top five finish training 88.5 metropolitan winners.
Gollan has begun the 2016-17 racing season in the same manner he finished the last, already he has 66 metropolitan winners Australia wide, 90 overall, and to the stables credit the season has another three months to run.
Spirit of Boom, owned by Boom Racing Thoroughbreds Syndications, is clearly the most successful galloper Gollan has trained providing him with successes in the 2014 Group 1MVRC William Reid Stakes and in the BRC Doomben 10,000. Temple of Boom, also owned by Boom Racing Thoroughbreds, and the oldest of the pair had won the 2012 Group 1 ATC Galaxy at Randwick after wins at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level.
While both Booms brothers enhanced Gollan’s reputation, the effort to take Amexed from a maiden win at the Sunshine Coast over 1600 m. to success in the Group 3 BRC Rough Habit Plate (2000 m.) equally focused a bright light on his skill.
As a teenager Gollan was a star Rugby League player in Toowoomba, earning selection in the Queensland U-19 squad and winning a scholarship to play in Sydney. But with a professional football career beckoning he chose horse racing, with his first winner Carbon Shadow at Clifford Park in 1999, and it’s a tribute to his dedication and persistence that followed some 13-years after he had taken the plunge and moved to Brisbane in 2012 to saddle up his first Group-1 winner.
Gollan once again has approached the new season with the attitude to keep building on the past results to ensure his rise to the top isn’t a short stay.