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Golden Snake gets
Lydia Tesio winner

GOLDEN SNAKE, the Danzig stallion who had stints at the National Stud and Greentree Stud before moving to standpermenantly at Bombora Downs Stud in Victoria, Australia, got the second Group 1 winner of his stallion career and his first in the northern hemisphere with Quiza Quiza Quiza's victory in the Longines Lydia Tesio (G1),

It was also a first Group race success for the filly, who won a Listed race last time out, finished third in the Premio Presidente Della Repubblica GBI Racing (G1) in May, fifth in the Premiio Lydia Tesio last year and third in the Oaks D'Italia in 2009.

She is owned and was bred by Ricardo Cantoni and is out of Quiz Chow, a winning mare by Pelder (Be My Guest), who was also a Greentree Stud-based sire.

Golden Snake retired to the National Stud in 2002 the winner of four Group 1 races, including the Prix Jean Prat and the Prix Ganay. He initially stood at a fee of £8,000, butthat was quickly reduced to £4,000. After four years in Newmarket, from were he shuttled to Lynden Park Stud in Australia, he transfered to stand in Ireland, still under National Stud ownership for the 2007 season.

He did not return to Europe for the 2006 covering season due to injury sustained in Australia and after spending one season in Ireland remained in the southern hemisphere on a full-time basis.

He is a half-brother to 1,000 Guineas winner and champion filly Sayyedati, while his dam Dubian won the Premio Lydia Tesio and was placed in the Oaks and the Irish Oaks.

Golden Snake's other Group 1 winner was Gilded Venom, winner of the 2008 Railway Stakes at Ascot in Australia.





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