Hong Kong-based Orbis Bloodstock stands Ducimus at Rivercrest Park and studmaster Steve Hoare has announced they will be sending another six mares across from New Zealand and Melbourne to support their promising sire-son of Snitzel.

G1 Stallion MatchParis Calling and Eliteone boosted his first-crop strike-rate winning at Belmont (2) and Ascot respectively in the autumn.  “Orbis is very happy with the way Ducimus has started,” Hoare reported.   “And our meeting in Melbourne last month was another positive step forward.”

The recent influx of new broodmares has lifted the bar for the wider breeding industry in WA.  Orbis Bloodstock has three Kiwi mares transferring to Rivercrest Crest for intended covers by Ducimus and they are in foal to NZ sire sensation Per Incanto (USA).  They include Kathies Choice (Redoute’s Choice), Severine (Pins) and Abit Iffey (Iffraaj) and those foals will be eligible for Westspeed Platinum bonuses with the Scheme’s breed-back option.

The Melbourne mares heading west comprise Devilish Diva (Starcraft) in foal to Widden Victoria stallion Doubtland and the four and five year-old mares Angel Like (Divine Prophet) and Al Sahara (Pride Of Dubai).

Paris Calling produced a dazzling display at Belmont.  The Trevor Andrews-trained 2yo filly was always travelling like a winner for comeback jockey Shaun O’Donnell.  She pushed off the fence turning for home and put them to bed with an effective high-stepping action.

“That was quite convincing and she will go to the paddock now,” Andrews revealed.  “She’s out of a Trade Fair mare that won over a mile and further so we will be looking at the 3yo feature races for fillies in the spring.”

O’Donnell echoed those comments following the two-length win over her stablemate Ayumi (Real Steel).  “That was easy.  We got a lovely cart into the race and she won with the handlebars down.”

Ducimus created a milestone for Snitzel and a black-type first for Orbis Bloodstock when he won the LR Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington in February 2017.

He was the 50th individual stakes winner by Snitzel.  “He’s still a baby and it’s always very tough for a 2yo first time down the straight,” co-trainer Wayne Hawkes said.  “There will be something else for him down the track and we will let the horse do the talking.”

Ducimus will stand for a service fee of $4,400 (inc GST) in 2023 payable on a live foal alongside God Has Spoken (inc GST $3,300) at Rivercrest Park.


Snitzel 2002

Redoute's Choice Danehill Danzig
Shantha's Choice Canny Lad
Dancing Show
Snippets' Lass Snippets Lunchtime
Easy Date
Snow Finch Storm Bird
A Realgirl

Beauty World 2001

Danehill Dancer Danehill Danzig
Mira Adonde Sharpen Up
Lettre D'Amour
Zippast Lord Seymour Habitat
Lady Seymour
Scarlet Ribbons Century
Oh Calcutta


Commenced stud duties in Australia in 2006, Japan in 2007

Champion Australian Sire in 2016-17, 2017-18, second in 2013-14

Leading Australian Sire of 2YOs in 2016-17, 2017-18

Australian Sire (worldwide earnings) in 2017-18

Leading Australian Sire of 3YOs in 2016-17, 2017-18

Leading Australian Sire by Winners 2016-17, 2017-18

Sire of Group 1 winners:

TRAPEZE ARTIST - ATC T J Smith St, ATC Golden Rose St, ATC All Aged St

REDZEL - VRC Darley Classic, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - ATC Galaxy Hcp, MRC Oakleigh Plate

SHAMUS AWARD - MVRC W S Cox Plate, VRC Australian Guineas





ESTIJAAB - ATC Golden Slipper St

WANDJINA - VRC Australian Guineas


HEAVENLY BLUE - South African Classic

INVADER - ATC Sires' Produce St

Sire of 87 stakes winners and 687 winners of 1,994 races (to January 2019)

1st Dam

BEAUTY WORLD (Danehill Dancer).  2 wins at 1000, 1200m, 2d MRC Winlake H.  Three-quarter-sister to TUSCAN SLING,  Dam of 9 named foals, 8 raced, 8 winners, inc:-

DUCIMUS (Snitzel). 2 wins at 2 at 1100m, $134,600, in 2016-17, VRC Talindert S., L, 2d ATC Pago Pago S., Gr 3, 4th MRC Vain S., Gr 3, MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr 3.

LITE'N IN MY VEINS (Henrythenavigator). 9 wins 1200 to 2040m, $734,615, to 2018-19, WATC Northerly S., Gr 3, Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic, Gr 3, Birthday S., L, SAJC C S Hayes S. L.,

HI WORLD (High Chaparral). 4 wins 1200m to 1600m, $338,125, ATC Carbine Club S., Gr 3, Frank Packer P., Gr 3,  3rd VRC Sofitel H., L

LOVEYAMADLY (Bel Esprit). 6 wins 1000 to 1200m, $319,338, MVRC Abell S., L, VRC Mrs Mac's Beef Pie P., MRC City Of Glen Eira H., MVRC Chandler MacLeod H., 2d MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S., Gr 3

American Crew (Stratum). 2 wins–1 at 2–at 1300m, $172,800, STC Calmsley Hill City Farm 2YO H., 3d BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr 1

Where's Wally (Rogano). 5 wins at 1200, 1400m, $106,300, to 2018-19, WATC James Boag's Premium P., 2d WATC Placid Ark S., L

2nd Dam

ZIPPAST (Lord Seymour). Unraced. Blood-sister to MARWELL LADY (dam of JESTARELLA BOY), Stage Beau, half-sister to Brielle (dam of MONDANO).  Dam of 13 named foals, 12 to race, 11 winners, inc:-

FIRENZA (Kenny's Best Pal). Winner at 2 at 1000m, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L, 4th SAJC Oaklands P., L. Dam of 6 winners

TUSCAN SLING (Danehill Dancer (Ire)). 7 wins 955 to 1400m, $405,400, MRC Mannerism S., Gr 3, Geoffrey Bellmaine S., Gr 3, Christmas S., L, MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat 1 H., 3d MRC Alinghi S., L.

Arrival (Choisir). 2 wins–1 at 2–to 1200m, 2d SAJC Pewsey Vale S., L.

Single View. Unraced. Dam of

KIWIA (Reset). 6 wins 1400 to 2400m, $442,650, to 2017-18, MRC Coongy H., Gr 3, Dream Thoroughbreds H., 2d Bendigo Cup, Gr 3.