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The half brother to champion mare Winx by record breaking stallion Snitzel has been retired to stand at stud.

Winx’s half brother Boulder City has been retired to stand at Riverbank Farm for $5,500 having never hit the race track.

Boulder City who is out of Vegas Showgirl by leading stallion Snitzel was sold for $2.3m as the yearling sale topper at Inglis’ Easter yearling sale.

Connections opted to retire the horse without racing due to a number of minor issues which were becoming harder to manage.

“The decision to retire Boulder City to stud before commencing his racing career was a very difficult one,” Russell Osborne told BreedNet.

“He has had a number of minor issues that were becoming harder to manage and after the devastating loss of his full brother the owners decided to meet the market demand and offer him at stud.

“Everyone involved would dearly loved to have seen him get to the race track and have the opportunity to emulate his big sister – however we believe offering his superior bloodlines to the breeding industry is a great thing for breeders.”

Boulder City’s full brother El Divino raced twelve times for two wins including the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes.

 
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