Russian Revolution retires to Newgate Farm

Newgate Farm has announced Russian Revolution won’t race again following his Group 1 victory in the G1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.

Trainer Peter Snowden said the son of Snitzel had nothing left to prove as a racehorse.  “His owners have elected to retire him on a winning note,” Snowden said.  “He’s absolutely one of the quickest horses we have ever trained.”

Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate was his second win at the elite level.  He also won last year’s The Galaxy at Rosehill when defeating subsequent $10 million The Everest winner Redzel.

The Galaxy followed a spring campaign that peaked with a Group 2 victory over Astern and Capitalist in the Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick.  He bows out with 7 wins in 11 starts and over $1.28 million in prizemoney.

Agent Michael Wallace bought him for $320,000 out of the Vinery draft at the 2015 Inglis Easter yearling.  He is one of five foals out of Ballet d’Amour who is a half-sister to USA stakes winner Taletobetold.

In his first-five generations, Russian Revolution carries four doses of Northern Dancer and two, maternally, of Mr. Prospector.

Ballet D’Amour is by Stravinsky (USA) who is also damsire of Lankan Rupee (Redoute’s Choice) and Mosheen (Fastnet Rock).

Second-dam Exigent (Miswaki by Mr. Prospector) is a half-sister to French stakes winner L’Extra Honor and she is also the second-dam of Champion German miler Al Hawa.

Third-dam L’Extravagante (Le Fabuleux) is from one of America’s most revered mares Fanfreluche (Northern Dancer).  Grand Luxe, a Sir Ivor half-sister to L’Extravagante, produced to Russian Revolution’s great, grand-sire Danehill, the Golden Slipper winner and champion sire Flying Spur.

L’On Vite (Secretariat), a half-sister to Grand Luxe and L’Extravagante, went to Danehill in Ireland and produced Group 1 racehorse and sire Holy Roman Emperor who stands at Aquis Farm in Queensland.