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Menari to Newgate

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Group One performer Menari (Snitzel) is the latest signing for Henry’s Field’s Newgate Farm after a deal was struck on Tuesday with the sprinter’s managing owner George Altomonte. He will add considerable quality to the Hunter Valley nursery’s stallion roster following a successful career.

“We are committed to standing the very best and fastest sons of champion sires, and Menari, an incredibly brilliant son of Snitzel, certainly fits this mould." - Bruce Slade, Newgate

Menari will be the fourth son of Snitzel to join the Newgate roster, following Sizzling, Wandjina and fellow first season sire Russian Revolution. He will stand for $27,500.

“We are committed to standing the very best and fastest sons of champion sires and Menari, an incredibly brilliant son of Snitzel, certainly fits this mould. He is the horse that we have consistently rated as the most talented colt of his year and the most desirable stallion prospect of his generation,” said Newgate Farm General Manager, Bruce Slade.

Menari wins the G2 Run to the Rose, ridden by Josh Parr

Trained by Gerald Ryan, Menari raced in black type company in seven of his eight outings. He was successful on debut as a 2-year-old before he finished runner-up in the G3 Canonbury Stakes and fourth in the G1 Golden Slipper.

On his return last season, he won the G2 The Run To The Roses off the back of a Listed victory in the Rosebud Quality and finished third in the G1 Golden Rose. He subsequently suffered an injury to his near fore tendon.

WATCH: Menari wins the G2 Run to the Rose

At the time of retirement, Menari was being set to represent Max Whitby’s group in $13 million Everest at Randwick on October 13.

Newgate and partners SF Bloodstock, China Horse Club, and Kingstar Farm have pledged support of over 60 mares to the stallion, who retires on the eve of the 2018 breeding season. George Altomonte will retain a significant portion of the horse.

“Menari is a machine. He’s got the blood, looks and blinding speed. He’s what Australian breeding is based upon." - Michael Wallace, China Horse Club

Menari is a son of the stakes-winning mare Isurava (General Nediym), who has also produced the Group 3 placegetter Sweet Ava (Snitzel). The headline act in the family is the former champion stayer and multiple Group 1 winner Tie The Knot (Nassipour {USA}), whose mother Whisked(Whiskey Road {USA}) won the One Thousand Guineas.