Peter Snowden

Peter Snowden

Peter Snowden

Trainer, Starlight Australia

Peter Snowden started his career as a jockey, before taking out a trainers licence however it wasn’t long before Peter was offered the opportunity to join the powerful Hawkes Stable as Assistant Trainer to John Hawkes. Together the team achieved great success with champions such as Octagonal and Lonhro among many others.

In 2007 Peter was appointed Head Trainer for the Ingham Bloodstock empire until they sold a majority of their racing and breeding interests to HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With the many changes that followed, Peter was offered the role as Head Trainer in Australia for Darley.

During his time at the helm Peter secured 29 Group 1’s and 214 stakes race victories including an historic 2011 clean-sweep of all five juvenile Group 1 races: the Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper, ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes, and T.J. Smith, and won the 2009-10 Sydney Trainers’ Premiership.

Over a six year span Peter established himself as the leading trainer of two and three year olds in Australia. He has won the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond twice, Caulfield Guineas twice, Sires Produce twice, Champagne Stakes three times, Spring Champion Stakes three times, and The Golden Rose three times. He claims a host of other Group 1 race wins featuring many stars of the turf including champions Earthquake, Guelph and Forensics.

Group 1 winners trained since operating under Snowden Racing: Shooting to Win, Pride of Dubai, Miracles of Life, Hot Snitzel, Capitalist, Russian Revolution and Invader.

“With over 10 Group 1 wins under Snowden Racing, we’ve got off to a flying start in what is still considered a young business. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of a terrific group of loyal owners who continue to send us top quality bloodstock to train year in, year out and of course quality staff. It’s a real team effort.”

Peter Snowden

Starlight Media

 

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