Snappy Halo retires to Cangon Stud

Southern Halo stallion Snappy Halo has been retired to stand at Cangon Stud in the Hunter Valley.

The Argentine-bred six year-olds arrived in Australia after winning the G1 Gran Premio Estrellas Mile in June 2009.  He won Argentina’s major mile by three lengths clocking 1:32.49s.

Snappy Halo (6h Southern Halo – Esnaola by Ringaro) won 6 of his 19 races in South America.  He transferred to John O’Shea and the best of his Australian runs was a Listed placing in the 2010 Doncaster Mile Prelude won by Brilliant Light.

“We are delighted to get hold of a horse the quality of Snappy Halo,” Cangon Stud’s Jamie Mackay said.  “We are standing him in conjunction with Kitchwin Hills so he’s going to get some great support.”

The Southern Halo influence has already made tremendous inroads in Australia through More Than Ready and the sireline is a proven outcross with Danzig – Danehill mares.

Cangon Stud is home to proven sire Nothin’ Leica Dane (Danehill) and G3 VRC Gilgai Stakes winner Recapitalize (Royal Academy).

Snappy Halo will stand his first season at a $6,500 fee with lifetime breeding rights priced at $10,000.