Coolmore is no stranger at standing Golden Slipper winners at its Jerrys Plains Australian headquarters, with Shinzo set to fulfil a destiny written when he won the famous two-year-old race at Rosehill last year when he assumes stud studies in September 2024.

Tom Magnier with Shinzo.
Tom Magnier says Shinzo has all the credentials Coolmore looks for in a sire prospect. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

Shinzo’s pedigree always pointed to precociousness. Both his sire Snitzel and his dam Samaready started favourite in Golden Slippers, and while it wasn’t to be for them, finishing 12th and third respectively in the 2005 and 2012 editions, their colt did what they weren’t able to, with the fastest Slipper victory in 15 years.

Regardless of what came next – Shinzo didn’t win in his four subsequent starts – he was booked to become the first Coolmore homebred Slipper winner to stand at stud. In fact, he is the first homebred Slipper-winning colt to go to stud in Australia since Sepoy.

There have only been nine Slipper-winning colts since 2000, all of which have gone to stud. Coolmore has had three of these, with Shinzo to join Pierro, who beat his dam home in the 2012 edition. The 2015 victor Vancouver, who departed Coolmore in 2022, is the other.

Like the other eight Slipper-winning colts, Shinzo will begin his stud career at four years of age. His opening service fee of $55,000 is identical to what Farnan, Capitalist and Vancouver stood at during their first season.

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