Riverdene Stud is soon to oversee the next stage of Sizzling’s stud career after previously standing six seasons on the Newgate Farm stallion roster in the Hunter Valley.
During such time, Sizzling has established himself as an emerging sire-son of multiple Australian champion sire Snitzel, being responsible for no fewer than 79 individual winners and total progeny earnings of $6.6 million. His most notable runners to date include the versatile stakes winner Secret Blaze, as well as the Group performers Sizzling Belle and Sizzleme — two of six stakes placegetters by the young sire.
One of the outstanding 2-year-olds of his generation, Sizzling not only claimed the TJ Smith Stakes at Group 1 level during his juvenile season, but also the BRC Sires’ Produce (G2), Champagne Classic (G2) and GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic (LR). He also trained-on to land the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) as a late-autumn 3-year-old.
Most significantly though, Sizzling his best recalled for his precocious qualities and remains one of only two sire-sons of Snitzel at stud to offer Group 1 winning 2-year-old performance.
A representative of the burgeoning Redoute’s Choice strain of the all-conquering Danehill (USA) sireline, it is worth noting that Sizzling has sired notable winners produced by immediate daughters of Exceed And Excel, Danehill Dancer (Ire), Flying Spur and Catbird, as well as a grand-daughter of Danzero.
The 2020 breeding season will see him standing alongside Strada (by Danehill) and Va Pensiero (by Stratum) at a fee of $6,600 (inc. GST).