In Greek mythology ASTRAPE is the goddess of lightning, and she sure ran like lightning to seal the win at Belmont today!

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Sheeza Belter


The below article excerpts by TDN Australia and New Zealand were written after SHEEZA BELTER's Group 1 success in the JJ Atkins over the weekend, becoming the first Group 1 winner for Hallowell Stud raced GOLD STANDARD.

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A star was born at Eagle Farm on Saturday when the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Sheeza Belter (Gold Standard) became the first filly since 2009 to win the G1 JJ Atkins S. and in doing so became the first Group 1 winner for her now Widden Stud-based sire Gold Standard.

Last seen winning the G2 Sires’ Produce S. on May 28, the filly scooted clear inside the final 100 metres to beat last-start Listed The Phoenix winner Political Debate (So You Think {NZ}) by 0.4l. Brosnan (Snitzel) was another 0.1l away in third.

A winner of two of her three starts when trained by Luke Fernie and they included a victory in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic, Sheeza Belter was having her fourth start for Peter and Paul Snowden having run 10th in the G2 Percy Sykes S. and third in the G3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic, before her Group 2 triumph two weeks ago.

Bred by Craig Thompson’s Mt Hallowell Stud, who also raced her sire Gold Standard, Sheeza Belter is one of three winners out of dual-winning mare Saxabelle (Saxon).

Saxabelle is a half-sister to Special Kiseki (Special Bond) - the dam of dual Group 3 winner Special Reward (Demerit).



HUESCA left the field chasing his tale this afternoon, winning by 3 lengths over 1300m at Warwick Farm. 


Sheeza Belter

SHEEZA BELTER Belted 'em Again!

SHEEZA BELTER had a magnificent victory in the G2 Sires Produce Stakes on 28 May 2022. 

Another quality individual bred by Mt Hallowell Stud. 



COLOSSAL saluted the judge yet again when he stepped out for his second start at Belmont on 18 May.