GR1 AUSTRALIAN DERBY
JON SNOW (NZ) 2013
4 C (Iffraaj - Orinda by O'Reilly)
Run over 2400m on April 01, 2017 at Randwick
Prizemoney: $2,137,500
Trainer: M Baker & A Forsman
Jockey: Damian Lane
Time: 02:38.2
Track Conditions: Heavy(8)
Race Club: ATC
Winners Details
Sale: 2015 National Yearling Sale
Vendor: Haunui Farm
Purchase Price: $65,000
Sales Co: NZB
Then came: Harper's Choice, Hardham, Ruthven, Gingernuts, Inference, Prized Icon, Hollywood Mo, Anaheim, Impavido, So Si Bon, Shine Tak Star, Righteous Mate
Steve Hart
On day one of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Haunui Farm shuttler Iffraaj (Zafonic-Pastorale, by Nureyev) celebrated an elite success when 3YO New Zealand-bred colt Jon Snow (Iffraaj-Orinda, by O'Reilly) scored by 0.8 length for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the $2 million Gr1 Australian Derby (2400m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO colts Harper's Choice (Street Cry-Oxigenada, by Ibero) & Hardham (Redoute's Choice-Nureyev's Girl, by Nureyev). Jon Snow, who was purchased by his co-trainer Andrew Forsman for $65,000 at the 2015 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Haunui Farm, advanced his record to 3 wins (including the Gr2 Tulloch Stakes) and 5 placings 9including the Gr1 ARC New Zealand Derby) from 12 starts for $1,585,370 earnings. Jon Snow hails from the top-producing NZ family of Gr1 Maori Stakes winner Culminate, New Zealand Oaks winner Solveig, Lion Brown Sprint (now Gr1 Waikato Sprint) winner Soliloquy, and Gr3-winning sire Greig.